Buzz from Barcelona- 3: Wipro unveils machine-to-machine services for communication service sector
Barcelona, Spain February 29, 2012: Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing leader, Wipro Technologies, has used the Mobile World Congress to launch “Wipro M2M”, a comprehensive solution that enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to launch Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services quickly and cost effectively.
M2M uses both wireless and wireline networks to enable direct communication between devices and applications. CSPs are investing heavily in M2M, because it offers tremendous potential to replace declining revenues in legacy business areas, such as voice and broadband services. The M2M ecosystem spans a wide range of industries, applications and communications layers – this diversity introduces significant solutions development and management complexity. As a result, CSPs require reusable enterprise processes, a flexible service creation environment, enterprise application building blocks and specialized IT enablers for managing the M2M business. Wipro M2M seeks to address these challenges.
At the core of the solution is a set of enablers that will accelerate time to market, reduce service costs and maximize revenue realization. Wipro M2M is pre-bundled with industry business models and processes thereby empowering CSPs to reduce the gap in addressing the needs of enterprises. The solution incorporates components of Wipro RAPIDS 2.0, a proprietary Wipro framework, which simplifies customer and partner on-boarding processes. Wipro M2M also provides CSPs with tools to manage catalogues, profiles and rate plans. Last but not the least, Wipro M2M comes bundled with a service creation environment, which helps not only helps to insulate the applications from the complexity of networks and devices but also cuts down the time to deploy, by weeks.
According to a recent report by Gartner, “Communication service providers have shown great interest in M2M during the past 24 months, for the simple reason that it's the only part of the market that's growing in a developed market where mobile phone penetration is usually around 120% already. Many of the larger CSPs now have dedicated M2M or connected device teams in place. Communication service providers (CSPs), business development managers and architects in many industries should take a closer look at how M2M can help grow the business.”
"We are pleased to announce the launch of the ‘Wipro M2M’ solution in response to the evolving needs of CSPs as they attempt to build a profitable M2M business,” said Ayan Mukerji, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Media and Telecom SBU, Wipro Technologies. “Wipro’s expertise in IT, telecom networking and communications devices combined with the immense industry domain knowledge that resides within Wipro’s vertical organizations offers clients a robust M2M solution that will help them do business better and win in a Digital World.” More information: http://188.8.131.52/mwc2012/wipro-m2m.html