Wipro Develops RPR for Intel Processors

Wipro Technologies develops RPR solution for the Intel IXP2XXX product line of network processors

September 14, 2004

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BANGALORE -- Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced the availability of IEEE 802.17 standard compliant Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) solution for the IntelR IXP2XXX product line of network processors.

The Wipro RPR solution includes integrated data plane and control plane components implemented on IntelR IXP2XXX network processors. It allows for more efficient use of SONET/SDH ring bandwidth while transporting Data traffic. Common Applications for this solution are in the Metro Optical and Ethernet products to enable efficient transport of Ethernet over existing infrastructure. RPR offers a sub 50ms restoration time after a failure and up to 8 times oversubscription of the network under certain conditions.

"RPR is an emerging network architecture and technology designed to meet carrier deployment of packet-based metropolitan area network. Wipro's RPR implementation on the IntelR IXP2XXX network processor micro architecture helps our customers customize and implement metro network platforms that provision new services." said Frank Schapfel, Network Processor product line Marketing Manager of Intel Corporation.

Dr. D. Chandrasekar, Vice President - Optical Networks Unit of Wipro Technologies said, "Today service providers are increasingly looking at deploying RPR in their networks. The introduction of RPR solution strengthens our offerings in Layer 2/3 Technologies. Our experience in implementing RPR using Intel network processors combined with our unique quality processes and vast pool of technical resources would help successful project delivery, on time and within budget."

Wipro Ltd.

Intel Corp.

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