Wipro and IIT Kharagpur partner for advanced research in 5G and AI

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology company and the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on high-impact, industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and AI.
Wipro and IIT Kharagpur will jointly take up applied research projects on industry challenges related to the design, planning and operations of 5G networks and cognitive information processing for the automation of these processes. The two organizations will focus on AI research applicable in the healthcare, education and retail sectors as well as in domains such as climate change and cybersecurity. In addition, subject experts from Wipro and IIT Kharagpur will promote knowledge sharing through guest lectures, workshops and seminars on 5G and AI.
“Our partnership with Wipro comes at an opportune time and holds tremendous potential as 5G is expected to provide ubiquitous connectivity for diverse applications such as automotive communications, remote control with haptic style feedback, large video downloads, automation of enterprise functions and low data rate applications. With the advent of 5G, IoT will be extensively used in our day-to-day life, across industry sectors as well as in Smart City and Smart Home concepts because of enhanced connectivity, the speed of communication and reduced round-trip time latency”, commented Prof PP Chakrabarti, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
IIT Kharagpur is pursuing research projects in areas including front and backhaul optical networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, interplanetary networks, channel estimation, optimized resource allocation, Multiple-Input & Multiple-Output (MIMO) and millimetre wave communications, secure communication & amp, cross-layer optimization and multimedia transmission for 5G. Student research groups are also working on Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN), which holds immense potential in 5G telecommunication. In addition, the institute is also working on foundational research in AI Algorithms, formal methods, machine learning, deep learning, graph mining and analytics, game theory and mechanism design.
Wipro offers end-to-end 5G solutions for network equipment providers, network service providers, smart cities and enterprises in the media & entertainment, manufacturing, energy and utility verticals. This involves touch points across all network layers such as radio access, backhaul, transmission network, core network, orchestrator, OSS-BSS systems, edge & amp; public cloud and application ecosystem. In addition, Wipro’s Data Discovery Platform (DDP), which has advanced analytics and AI at its core, offers Insight-as-a-Service across industries.
“Wipro is delighted to partner with IIT Kharagpur and we hope to bring together the synergies of Wipro’s rich industry technology expertise and understanding of domain-specific business challenges with IIT Kharagpur’s distinguished research capabilities to co-innovate and develop next-generation AI and 5G solutions that will benefit both our clients as well as the industry at large,” expressed KR Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro Limited.

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