SOURCE: JacobsRimell

July 16, 2007 09:00 ET

JacobsRimell and Wipro Partner to Streamline Next Gen Services Delivery for Cable Operators

Partnership Combines JacobsRimell's Cable Expertise With Wipro's Worldwide Reach to Drive Wipro's Dedicated Cable Practice

LONDON--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - JacobsRimell (JR) today announces its global technology partnership with Wipro Technologies, the global IT services arm of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT). Wipro will offer systems integration services and resell JR's APSDP user-centric service fulfillment solutions as part of their dedicated Cable Practice within their Consulting and IT Services business.

The alliance aims to help cable service providers streamline the deployment of their next generation services delivering a right first time customer experience. By combining JR's expertise and market-proven technologies with Wipro's experience and global reach, operators can roll out new products faster as well as offer their customers a wider range of blended or mashed up services.

"Our Cable Practice is driven by the cable operator's need to be more focused on the customer and provide more choice, driving increased loyalty, adoption and efficiency," said Madhwesh Kulkarni, General Manager & Head of OSS-BSS Practice, Wipro. "JR is well established and experienced in the Cable market supporting the largest operators in North America and in Europe, and Wipro is in a strong position, capitalizing on JR's technology to drive adoption, and therefore operator success further."

"Our unique user-centric architecture and expertise in the cable space with Wipro's wealth of experience and scale in system integration means we will be better able to meet operators' demands for a faster time to market solution," said George Shanks, CEO of JacobsRimell.

For the last 12 months JR has been working to productize its APSDP based solutions to meet the needs of a wider market. JR's new products coupled with the increased flexibility of its core platform and its open standards based architecture enables Cable MSOs to implement a more tightly integrated and therefore automated operational platform delivering increased transactional throughput and reliability.

Wipro is well positioned to take JR's proven service fulfillment approach and solutions to global cable operators, focusing on the delivery and customization of the platform.

JacobsRimell's unique APSDP based OSS platform enables forward thinking service providers to effectively respond to the challenge of delivering more personalized and sophisticated services to their customers in a more convenient way, while reducing both the cost and the time it takes to deliver them. The platform uses a highly extensible patented data model that consolidates and federates all subscriber, product, service and infrastructure based operational data, allowing operators to more reliably and rapidly create and manage a wider range of residential and business products that deliver increased operational efficiency and a great user experience.

About JacobsRimell

JacobsRimell (JR) is a software development company that delivers service fulfilment solutions for Telecom operators. JR's solutions enable business and residential customers to more rapidly and reliably adopt an ever wider range of IP based products and services independently from the underlying access technologies.

JR's platforms are deployed in Telecom and Cable operators including some of the world's largest, supporting automated product and service fulfilment for 20 million voice, television and broadband Internet subscribers.

For more information, see www.jacobsrimell.com.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organization globally. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange -- Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com and http://www.wiprocorporate.com.

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