Wipro Unveils IEEE 802.17 RPR for Intel IXP2XXX Network Processors

9/15/2004 - Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), announced the availability of IEEE 802.17 standard compliant Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) solution for the Intel® IXP2XXX product line of network processors.

The Wipro RPR solution includes integrated data plane and control plane components implemented on Intel® IXP2XXX network processors. It allows for more efficient use of SONET/SDH ring bandwidth while transporting Data traffic. Common Applications for this solution are in the Metro Optical and Ethernet products to enable efficient transport of Ethernet over existing infrastructure. RPR offers a sub 50ms restoration time after a failure and up to 8 times oversubscription of the network under certain conditions.

“RPR is an emerging network architecture and technology designed to meet carrier deployment of packet-based metropolitan area network. Wipro’s RPR implementation on the Intel® IXP2XXX network processor micro architecture helps our customers customize and implement metro network platforms that provision new services.” said Frank Schapfel, Network Processor product line Marketing Manager of Intel Corporation.

Dr. D. Chandrasekar, Vice President - Optical Networks Unit of Wipro Technologies said, “Today service providers are increasingly looking at deploying RPR in their networks. The introduction of RPR solution strengthens our offerings in Layer 2/3 Technologies. Our experience in implementing RPR using Intel network processors combined with our unique quality processes and vast pool of technical resources would help successful project delivery, on time and within budget.”

Wipro Technologies has over two decades of Telecom R&D services experience and offers a wide range of software services to leading telecom equipment vendors and service providers. Wipro Technologies is an Associate Member in the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

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Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 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. More information is available at www.wipro.com, www.wiprocorporate.com & www.wipro.co.in

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