IT consulting major Wipro and telecom equipment manufacturer HFCL have entered into a partnership to engineer a variety of 5G transport products that include Cell Site Router, DU (Distributed Unit) Aggregation Router, and CU (Centralized Unit) Aggregation Router.
“We will leverage our strong experience in network equipment engineering, expertise in 5G/LTE and VLSI (Very-Large-Scale Integration) system design, engineering design services and embedded software. We are confident that this collaboration will ensure an accelerated go-to-market for HFCL,” said Satya Easwaran, Country Head, India, Wipro Limited.
As part of the agreement, Wipro will co-develop equipment with HFCL leveraging Tarang Labs, its product compliance and certification labs in Bangalore, for hardware integration, validation and pre-certification.
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HFCL is currently investing in a portfolio of 5G products for the Radio Access Network (RAN) and Transport. It is developing 5G transport products for the fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul to help CSPs transform their transport network.
“HFCL's comprehensive portfolio of 5G transport products (which are under development), that include Cell Site Router, DU Aggregation Router and CU Aggregation Router, will enable CSPs to modernize their backhaul networks and make them ready for 5G services. These 5G transport products, based on open standards, will help operators realize the benefits of network disaggregation, and are in the true spirit of ‘Make in India' for the world,” said Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director, HFCL.