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Friday, April 29, 2011 7:57PM IST (2:27PM GMT)
 
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Wipro Unveils Lab in Bellevue to Test Unified Communications Solutions
Redmond, United States

Wipro Technologies, the Global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today unveiled a state-of-the-art testing facility in Bellevue, WA, USA, to provide Microsoft Lync Server 2010 qualification testing services for unified communication products. Wipro's testing facility will provide faster time to market to companies developing telephony infrastructure solutions on Microsoft's Unified Communication platforms.

The product development cycle for telephony infrastructure solutions involves a testing period of 3-4 weeks. Wipro's collaboration with Microsoft and Wipro's testing facility providing both pre-qualification and qualification testing services will help unified communication solution providers speed up product testing by around 50 percent. Wipro's Pre-Qualification Program can help the vendor assess the product's compliance towards the interoperability qualification. Changes required can be identified early on in the product lifecycle allowing quick turnaround for the interoperability qualification.

Wipro's Bellevue testing facility will use Microsoft's well-defined and focused testing procedures to independently test products submitted by manufacturers across the globe. Wipro has been involved in Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Lync Server 2010 and developed in-depth expertise in areas like PSTN Gateways, IP-PBXs and SIP Trunking.

"Over the past five years, we have been on a journey to transform communications with the power of software," said Warren Barkley, General Manager for Lync at Microsoft. "Lync Server 2010 delivers on this vision by unifying enterprise voice, instant messaging, and web, audio and videoconferencing into a connected communications experience. We value Wipro's tradition and experience in managing qualification programs as well as their infrastructure product testing. We are excited to have Wipro as a UCOIP qualification partner for Lync Server 2010"

"Wipro is happy to announce the launch a new testing lab for unified communication products/solutions. Our collaboration with Microsoft will help Wipro's Testing capabilities reach its zenith," says C. S. Raghavendra, General Manager, Product Engineering Services, Wipro. "The new testing facility supplemented by our offshore testing facility in Hyderabad presents a unique value proposition of round-the-clock productivity making 24x7 testing services a reality. This will help bring down production cycle time for customers developing unified communication solutions."

The testing lab was inaugurated by K.D Singh, Vice President, Wipro Technologies, Kam S. Toor, Sr. Program Manager, Lync Partner Engineering Team, and Kapil Sharma, Principal Group Program Manager, Lync Partner Engineering Team.

New and existing Microsoft UCOIP participating vendors can now start submitting their solutions to Wipro Testing Services for Lync Server 2010 qualification testing. Full details of the program are available on the Microsoft UCOIP Website at http://technet.microsoft.com/UCOIP and on www.taas.wipro.com

About Wipro Technologies

Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 120,000 employees and clients across 54 countries.

For more information, please visit www.wipro.com

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.


Media Contacts

India:
Dirk Lewis
Wipro Technologies
+91- 7760983976
dirk.lewis@wipro.com

US:
Kathleen Ulrich
Wipro Technologies
+1 (732) 509-1337
kathleen.ulrich@wipro.com

UK:
Rahul Kadavakolu
Wipro Technologies
+44 7920205496
rahul.kadavakolu@wipro.com

 
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