hfcl: Wipro and HFCL partner for 5G product development

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

Wipro will co-develop equipment with its expertise in product engineering, transport network technologies and 5G. Wipro will rely on Tarang Labs, its product compliance and certification labs in Bangalore, for hardware integration, validation and pre-certification, according to an interchange brief.

HFCL is currently investing in a portfolio of 5G products for radio access network and transport. Communication service providers’ transport network needs to be modernized due to much higher bandwidth per 5G cell site and new services with stringent latency requirements like drones, autonomous vehicles and precision manufacturing based on robotics. HFCL is developing 5G transport products to help communications service providers transform their transport network, according to the exchange filing.

“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 globally. We will leverage our strong background in network equipment engineering, expertise in 5G/LTE and hyperscale integration system design, engineering design services and embedded software. We are confident that this collaboration will ensure accelerated time to market for HFCL,” said Satya Easwaran, Country Manager, India, Wipro.

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

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