Wipro and HFCL join forces for 5G product development

Bangalore: Wipro and telecommunications equipment manufacturer HFCL have partnered to develop a variety of 5G transport products as cellular site routers and centralized and distributed unit aggregation routers.

Wipro will jointly develop equipment with its expertise in product engineering, transportation network technologies and 5G. Wipro will leverage Tarang Labs, its product certification and compliance labs in Bangalore, for hardware integration, validation and pre-certification, according to an exchange filing.

HFCL is currently investing in a 5G product portfolio for the radio access network and transportation. The transport network of communications service providers is in need of modernization due to the much higher bandwidth per 5G cell site and new services with stringent latency requirements such as drones, autonomous vehicles and robotics-based precision manufacturing. HFCL is developing 5G transportation products to help communications service providers transform their transportation network, says the exchange depot.

“We are proud to partner with HFCL on their journey to invent the next generation of 5G products for network service providers in India and around the world. We will leverage our strong experience in network equipment engineering, expertise in 5G / LTE and large-scale integration systems design, engineering design services and embedded software. We are confident that this collaboration will ensure accelerated go-to-market for HFCL, “he said Satya Easwarancountry chief, India, Wipro.

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HFCL’s 5G Transport products are based on merchant silicon, network unbundled architecture, and open standards such as the Telecom Infra Project and Open Compute Project. Wipro has developed multiple cell site routers for CSPs globally and is also active in the Telecom Infra Project community.

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