Wipro and Continuous Computing Join Hands to Develop Wireless Solutions for LTE Network Infrastructure
BARCELONA, SPAIN–February 14, 2011–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,”advisesDean 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,”saidDevaraj 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,”saidManish 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 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.
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. Continuous Computing’s investors include Cipio Partners, Intel Capital, Palomar Ventures, Saints Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures.
Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a leading provider of embedded wireless infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace, defense and public safety applications. Radisys’ market-leading ATCA, IP Media Server and COM Express platforms coupled with world-renowned Trillium software, services and market expertise enable customers to bring high-value products and services to market faster with lower investment and risk. Radisys solutions are used in a wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE mobile network applications including: Radio Access Networks (RAN) solutions from femtocells to picocells and macrocells, wireless core network applications, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and policy management; conferencing and media services including voice, video and data, as well as customized mobile network applications that support the aerospace, defense and public safety markets.