Wipro Ranked Global Leader in Telecom R&D Services for the Third Consecutive Year

BANGALORE, India and EAST BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, December 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been ranked a leader in Telecom R&D services for the third consecutive year in an annual survey conducted by Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd, a leading Globalization and Market Expansion Advisory firm.

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This recognition reiterates Wipro's leadership in telecom and focus on next generation technologies such as SDN (Software Defined Network) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization). These technologies enable Wipro to partner with network equipment providers in their endeavor to build Digital Highways, the networks of the future. Wipro was also placed first in Zinnov's Global R&D Service Providers (GSPR) Rating 2013 for the fourth consecutive year.

"Telecom is one of the oldest and most mature practice areas within Wipro. The sheer spread in terms of the clients, deep capabilities across a range of technologies and unparalleled support eco-system of labs and IPs enables Wipro re-iterate its leadership position in Telecom," said Sundararaman Viswanathan, Associate Director,Zinnov Management Consulting.

"The telecom industry is at an inflection point in transitioning from hardware centric to software and services based industry," said Vinay Rawat, Vice-President and Global Head- Network Equipment Providers, Wipro Ltd. He also added, "This transition should create mega opportunities for us. So keeping with this trend, we are currently making major investments in next generation solutions like SDN, NFV, Telco Cloud, Next Gen OSS, Analytics and SON/LTE. As we make progress in these areas, we plan to make bigger bets."

Over the last two decades, Wipro has established itself as the global leader in product engineering, R&D, IT and BPO services in the network equipment provider market. Wipro's services portfolio includes system engineering, software and hardware design, development, verification and validation services, product re-engineering and product support services.

About Zinnov  

Founded in 2002, Zinnov - meaning Zeal in Innovation - is a leading Globalization and Market Expansion Advisory firm, with specialization in areas such as Global Sourcing, Emerging Markets Expansion, Human Capital Optimization, Small & Medium Businesses, Innovation, Cloud Computing and Enterprise Mobility. Zinnov offers advisory services to global leaders in business and technology and works collectively with them to tackle prevailing organizational challenges by analyzing changing dynamics, improving performance, and building institutional capability. The services delivered to its clients through advanced reasoning and analytical techniques, provides solutions help in integrating organizational vision, business definition and processes.

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About Wipro Ltd. 

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of over 140,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents. For more information, please visit http://www.wipro.com

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