Wipro launches 5G edge services solutions built on IBM technology

Wipro announced the launch of 5G edge services solutions suite built on IBM technology that will enable seamless deployment of infrastructure in telecom, manufacturing, oil and gas and retail industries.
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The solution is designed to offer customers better data control, reduced costs, faster insights and actions, and more automated, secured operations, Wipro said.

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 telecom domain capabilities coupled with leadership in cloud and 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 of 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.

“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.