BANGALORE, India, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In the news release, Wipro Partners With Atheeb Telecom Consortium issued on 12 May 2009 06:00 GMT, by Wipro NYSE:WIT over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the first line of the third paragraph, which quotes Mr. Craig Humphreys, has been changed from Speaking on the deal, Mr Craig Humphreys, VP, Information Technology, said to Speaking on the deal, Mr Craig Humphreys, VP, Information Technology, Atheeb, said Complete, corrected release follows:

- Next Generation Services to Help in Commercial Launch of 'GO', the Services Offered by Atheeb Telecom Consortium, KSA

The global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced that it has partnered with Atheeb Telecom for deploying an end-to-end IT solution covering OSS/ BSS and the underlying infrastructure components. As part of the five year contract, Wipro will deliver next-generation services through Business-IT alignment, and implement a future-ready IT architecture in accordance with industry standards and global best practices. Atheeb Telecom 'GO' is the latest telecom service provider in Saudi Arabia, and provides Triple Play Services including WiMax over MPLS network.

Atheeb Telecom aims to extend its operations across Saudi Arabia, by deploying the largest WIMAX network in Europe and Middle East. An OSS/BSS infrastructure that is flexible, scalable and supports services around the IMS network is required to meet this challenge. Cutting edge solutions from Wipro will enable Atheeb to deliver industry leading customer experience through differentiated services comprising voice, data multimedia content.

Speaking on the deal, Mr Craig Humphreys, VP, Information Technology, Atheeb, said Wipro has been successfully able to deliver the OSS/BSS project on the selected suite of products, seamlessly integrating IMS Wimax network elements. In addition, Wipro has also provided innovative solutions for customer experience and accelerated service launch delivery, integrating 17 applications in 8 months, either through bespoke developed frameworks or through customization and integration of OSS/BSS components. Wipro and Oracle provided a compelling value proposition in terms of a strong alliance at all levels including delivery. We are pleased to have chosen Wipro as our OSS/BSS solution partners, since they have the end to end view of business priorities and understood our imperatives for successful service launch

Mr Anand Sankaran, Senior Vice President and Business Head, India and Middle East, Wipro said We are delighted to partner with Atheeb for the launch of their services in KSA. Wipro's global telecom expertise coupled with our total outsourcing proposition will help in delivering a futuristic platform to launch innovative, leading edge services and unmatched customer experience.

Wipro will deliver a scalable, flexible and secure platform comprising a suite of industry leading software applications. The platform from Wipro will allow Atheeb Telecom, to launch next generation services including WiMax, content based services. Wipro has deployed the following systems: Enterprise Portal (Pitney Bowes), light weight CRM, GIS (Intergraph), Billing (Oracle OCBRM), Provisioning Activation (Oracle ASAP), Inventory (Oracle UIM), Service Management (BMC Remedy), Fault Management (Netcool), EMS (HPOV), Performance Management (Infovista), Interconnect (Subex Concilia), Mediation (Wipro OSSSmart) integrated through BPM/EAI ( SUN JCAPS).

A Billing trial and soft launch of services has already been done. Wipro will also provide tools to sustain comprehensive IT operations over the life of the contract.

About Atheeb

Etihad Atheeb Telecom GO, is the the newest telecommunications operator in Saudi Arabia formed by an alliance of Atheeb Trading Company, Al-Nahla Trading Company, Batelco of Bahrain and Traco Company.Itis backed by Atheeb Group, a wholly-owned Saudi Arabian company with 10,000 employees involved in shipping, hardware and services for the military, real estate and fund investment.

About Wipro Infotech

Wipro Infotech, a division of the US$5 billion Wipro Limited, provides enterprise customers with high value Information Technology Products, Software Services, Solutions and Consulting Services in India and the Middle East. Headquartered at Bangalore, Wipro Infotech serves customers in India through a network of 22 offices and 170 service locations across the country. It also has regional offices across the Middle East serving the region.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. 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 a 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.

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Forward-looking and cautionary statements Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects and our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions 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 our ability to integrate and manage acquired IT professionals, our ability to integrate acquired assets in a cost effective and timely manner, fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect 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, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Wipro has made strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our 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 Wipro 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. Wipro does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.


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