Wipro, MetaSolv Target Global OSS Market with Strategic Alliance

11/12/2003 - Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), and MetaSolv Software, Inc., a global leader in communications management solutions for next-generation and traditional networks and services, announced a strategic alliance and reseller agreement. The new agreement enables the two companies to jointly deliver comprehensive Operations Support System (OSS) solutions to global service providers. The alliance joins Wipro’s capabilities as a global telecom-focused Systems Integrator with MetaSolv’s proven service fulfillment product portfolio, and considerable experience with many of the world’s largest fixed and mobile communications service providers.

“As service providers focus on meeting increased demand for new data and voice services, they face major challenges in quickly delivering complex product offerings, while keeping provisioning costs under control,” said Suresh Vaswani, President, Wipro Infotech & Telecom Service Provider Business, Wipro Technologies. “Wipro’s expertise in telecom and MetaSolv’s proven, multi-domain service fulfillment solutions are a compelling combination that can help service providers achieve business results – enabling faster time to market for new services and enhanced overall operational efficiency.”

With more than ten years of experience and many successful customer engagements globally, MetaSolv is the OSS industry’s recognized leader in service and subscriber provisioning and network resource management solutions. Wipro’s global presence, proven implementation methodology, and thorough training and expertise in the MetaSolv solutions portfolio, combine to drive quick implementations, resulting in rapid return on investment for service providers.

“We are pleased to join with Wipro, a systems integrator with in-depth expertise in end-to-end OSS systems, to deliver proven, scalable, world-class solutions that enable communications service providers to better serve their customers and achieve business success,” said Curtis Holmes, president and CEO, MetaSolv. “Wipro and MetaSolv together can help service providers reduce costs associated with attracting and keeping customers, and at the same time help generate additional revenues by enabling efficient provisioning of new services.”

The new agreement is focused on enabling the delivery of service fulfillment solutions to customers on a global scale, and includes the following MetaSolv product capabilities that can be resold by Wipro:

Wipro and MetaSolv previously have worked together on customer engagements in India and Europe, and currently are engaged in multiple projects across Europe, Asia, and North America. The strategic alliance formalizes the joint marketing and software solutions delivery approach between the two companies.

About Wipro
Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first P CMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company 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. 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 website at www.wipro.com, www.wiprocorporate.com , and www.wipro.co.in

About MetaSolv
MetaSolv, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSLV) is a leading, global provider of comprehensive service fulfillment software solutions for communications service providers. MetaSolv’s advanced operations support system (OSS) solutions integrate and automate key operational processes andfunctions, including service and subscriber provisioning, network resource management, network data collection, and service quality management. More than 170 global fixed-line and mobile operators – including Nextel, BT, Vodafone, Cable & Wireless, T-Mobile, Brasil Telecom, Telstra, and others – use MetaSolv's products and services to achieve increased revenues, reduced costs, and enhanced customer service. MetaSolv's web site is www.metasolv.com.

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