Wipro bets big on convergence of 5G and edge computing in India
By siliconindia | Thursday, 23 July 2020, 08:41 Hrs
Wipro on Thursday announced to launch a 5G edge services solutions suite built on IBM technology that will enable seamless deployment of infrastructure in telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas and retail industries.
The solution is designed to offer Wipro customers better data control, reduced costs, faster insights and actions, and more automated, secured operations.
A key module of the solution, primarily for the telecom ecosystem, provides a complete application suite to enable a secured gig economy around 5G-related services, the company said in a statement
The 5G edge services solutions suite is designed to significantly enhance Wipro's existing 'BoundaryLess Enterprise - Universal Edge' portfolio.
The offering allows communications service providers and mobile tower operators to deploy their applications into dispersed edge devices.
"Our strong telecommunication domain capabilities coupled with leadership in cloud & infrastructure lifecycle and investment in the recently-launched 'Wipro IBM Novus Lounge' equips us well to deliver these industry-specific solutions," said KR Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro.
Wipro is joining the IBM Edge Ecosystem, an initiative to help partners implement open standards-based cloud native solutions that can be deployed and autonomously manage edge applications at large scale.
Wipro's solutions combined with 'IBM Edge Application Manager' and 'IBM TRIRIGA' is expected to address a range of concerns related to deploying and managing globally distributed services on devices, private edges and telecom operator's Multi Access Edges.
The 5G edge services solutions suite integrates various edge computing solutions from IBM.
"The convergence of 5G and edge computing is set to spark new levels of innovation, and this, in turn, will fuel a broad ecosystem of providers to co-create for a growing set of edge opportunities," said Evaristus Mainsah, General Manager, Cloud, Cloud Pak and Edge Ecosystem, IBM.
The two companies recently announced a collaboration to develop hybrid cloud offerings to help businesses migrate, manage and transform mission-critical workloads across public or private cloud and on-premises IT environments.
The recently launched 'Wipro IBM Novus Lounge' has been designed to accelerate client innovation and bring such industry-ready solutions from public and private clouds to the edge.