Wipro Technologies unveils Version 1.1 of its Home Gateway Software Solution with DSL Support

6/28/2002 - Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced support for the Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) applications in its new version of Home Gateway Software Solution. The new version of Home Gateway Software enhances development of advanced gateway devices for Home and Small Office, combining DSL broadband access with local networking, security and versatile management capabilities.

The company is demonstrating its new version of Home Gateway Software Solution with DSL support at Embedded Systems Expo and Conference (ESEC) in Tokyo, Japan. The demonstration shows that the Wipro Home Gateway Software can be used for sharing DSL broadband Internet connection and for Voice over DSL telephony, which supports upto 4 simultaneous voice/fax calls. This offering is in addition to an earlier release of Home Gateway version 1.0 Software Solution for cable broadband segment and that can be used for sharing broadband Internet connection, home files and device sharing, in-home wireless LAN connectivity, IP Telephony (Voice Over IP), Virtual Private Network connectivity, video on demand, and for home security and surveillance applications.

Home Gateway Software version 1.1 with DSL support, is in line with Wipro's strategy to provide complete solution tailored to key market segments in the Residential broadband space. Home Gateways version 1.1 also supports VOIP over DSL using MGCP, UPnP IGD, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and security features. Home Gateway Software version 1.1 is suitable for DSL modems, SOHO routers, home gateways and integrated access (IAD) devices. The solution provides cost savings of 30% - 70% and substantial time to market advantage to the product OEMs. Wipro can help the customers to roll out their product in around 6 months time, using this software solution. Home Gateway Software version 1.1 is backed by Wipro's strong design services that will help porting this solution to any hardware platform and in customization.

Wipro Home Gateway version 1.1 contains most common protocols supporting DSL architectures like PPPoA and CLIP, including bridging and routing IP protocols as well as point to point protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) client and server. The solution is compatible with embedded Linux and VxWorks operating system and supports hardware platforms based on x86, MIPS and ARM processor. Also, it provides lot of APIs for the equipment vendor to build various applications over it. This software is based on open standards like IETF RFCs, IEEE Standards, DSL Forum, ATM Forum and UPNP etc. This software is unique in the sense that it offers DSL Communication Engine and DSL Voice Engine in one bundle to the DSL modem manufacturer and DSL Silicon Vendors. It provides the complete solution to the customer, meeting most of his current and future requirements. The customer can use it easily as a component in his product without even worrying about the various integration issues involved.

The number of DSL subscribers has passed the 10 million mark worldwide. The technology has proven to be a cost-effective option for businesses to connect to the internet, as well as an attractive service home users and telecommuters. Technology advancements are enabling enhanced services such as voice and multimedia applications.

"We are excited to be part of the DSL Broadband Space," said Ramesh Emani, Chief Executive of the Embedded & Internet Access Solutions Division. With the recent advancements in DSL technology and with the increase in the number of DSL subscriber base worldwide, the potential for DSL Residential Gateway devices seems immense."

Wipro's Home Gateway software is complimented by a suite of standards based hardware reusable components like Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, IEEE 1394, USB and Ethernet to give the customers a vital time to market advantage. Together with these IP building blocks and the rich embedded software expertise, Wipro ensures an end-to-end solution for the Residential Broadband and Home Networking market.

For more information on Wipro’s Home Networking solutions, visit www.wipro.com/homenet

About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level certified IT Services Company globally. Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development 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 profitable 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 ADSs 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, among others.

For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com, www.wiprocorporate.com

Forward-looking and cautionary statements
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Wipro has made strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. Wipro may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. Wipro does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.

For further information please contact:
Anupam Mukerji
Wipro Technologies
Tel : +91-80- 844 0251
Fax : +91-80- 844 0256

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