BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wipro Technologies, the global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), and Continuous Computing®, the global provider of integrated platform solutions that address the mobile broadband capacity challenge, today announced that the two companies are working together to provide carrier-class Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and Femtocell products for network equipment providers supplying 3G wireless and Long Term Evolution (LTE) network infrastructure.
Faced with exponential growth in mobile broadband traffic, wireless operators/service providers are scrambling for solutions that allow them to keep capital and operational expenditures under control while maintaining a high quality of experience for end-users. By using DPI to “offload” traffic from the core mobile network onto the public Internet and deploying Femtocell indoor base stations in residential and high density user areas, mobile service providers can aggressively lower the cost per bit and free up capital and operational expenditure from core networks. End-users benefit from substantially improved coverage and performance, the foundation of a superior quality of experience.
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 14-17, 2011, the two companies will be demonstrating a jointly developed Mobile Internet Offload Gateway (IOGW) solution. The IOGW enables mobile operators to provide rich user experiences for Internet-bound traffic without equivalent capacity increases on service providers’ core network elements – SGSNs (Serving GPRS Support Node) and GGSNs (Gateway GPRS Support Node). By configuring the IOGW at the Iu-PS interface, the data traffic is offloaded away from the SGSN/GGSN directly toward the Internet based on specific offload criteria configured by the operators. Such line-rate DPI intelligence enables operators to change policies dynamically based on traffic type and user service level agreements (SLAs).
With the IOGW providing higher throughput while decongesting core network bottlenecks, service providers can achieve incremental CAPEX savings of more than 60% – realizing benefits right from the first year of deployment. The IOGW is a 3GPP SIPTO (Selected IP Traffic Offload) standards-based IuPS offload solution for UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) networks.
“SIPTO (Selected IP Traffic Offload) is one of a number of important advances being made around mobile data offload and traffic management,” advises Dean Bubley, Founder of analyst & consulting firm Disruptive Analysis. “Mobile operators need to develop much more sophisticated mechanisms for dealing with growing volumes of data traffic – and directing certain traffic or application data towards Femtocell or WiFi access makes sense as part of a 'holistic' strategy for policy management and usability.”
“Continuous Computing has developed industry-leading LTE and Femtocell technologies that allow mobile operators to make the most of their network resources and maximize the value of their spectrum assets, and we’re looking forward to working together to extend the benefits of this expertise,” said Devaraj Srinivasan, General Manager, Global Media & Telecom, Wipro Technologies. “The combination of both companies’ skills creates a compelling value proposition for network equipment providers and communication service providers to accelerate market growth.”
“Our success to date with customer wins and recognition from prestigious industry groups is testament to our leadership in wireless and packet processing solutions,” said Manish Singh, Vice President of Product Line Management, Continuous Computing. “Wipro’s end-to-end telecom product engineering and delivery skills coupled with a large stable of telecom and wireless resources are the perfect complement and together we expect to make a significant difference in solving some of the mobile industry’s most pressing capacity challenges.”
To date, Continuous Computing has 21 DPI customer wins, 26 Femtocell customer wins and 19 LTE customer wins. The company has also won two awards in 2010 for its LTE Femtocell Reference Design built on its Trillium® LTE Femtocell software, the industry’s most advanced, complete and portable software solution. Underscoring Trillium protocol software product leadership, Continuous Computing was recently selected as a finalist in the prestigious GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2011 in the “Best Technology Breakthrough” category.
Wipro Technologies is renowned globally for its services to telecom equipment and mobile vendors to deliver their best in class products to the markets with significant time to market advantage and reduced cost. Wipro’s service portfolio includes system engineering, software and hardware design, development, and verification and validation across the telecom landscape. By combining the strengths of each company, Continuous Computing and Wipro will be able to deliver best-of-breed, carrier-class solutions to network equipment providers worldwide.
For more information about this announcement, please visit company representatives at Mobile World Congress from February 14 – 17: Wipro Technologies (Business Suite - Central Avenue Pavilion AV 21) and Continuous Computing (Hall 1, Stand 1F01). To make an appointment to view the IOGW demonstrations, visit www.wipro.com/mwc2011/registration.aspx or www.ccpu.com/events/2011/mobile-world-congress-2011/.
About Wipro Technologies
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.
Wipro also has a strong presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our website at www.wipro.com
About Continuous Computing
Continuous Computing® is the global source of integrated platform solutions that enable network equipment providers to overcome the mobile broadband capacity challenge quickly and cost effectively. Leveraging more than 20 years of telecom innovation, the company empowers customers to increase return on investment by focusing internal resources on differentiation for 3G, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Femtocell and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) applications. Expertise and responsiveness set the company apart: only Continuous Computing combines best-in-class ATCA platforms with world-famous Trillium® protocol software to create highly-optimized, field-proven wireless and packet processing network infrastructure. www.ccpu.com
Continuous Computing is an active member of 3GPP, CP-TA, eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance, ETSI, Femto Forum, Intel Embedded Alliance, Multicore Packet Processing Forum, NI Alliance, PICMG and the SCOPE Alliance.
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