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Oracle and Wipro to Deliver Oracle(R) Communications Operations Support Systems to IPTV Industry

Systems to Help Operators Launch Complex IPTV Services Quickly and Cost Effectively

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. and BANGALORE, India, March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle and Wipro Technologies, the Global IT Services Division of Wipro Limited , today announced they have teamed to deliver Oracle(R) Communications operations support systems (OSS) to IPTV providers. The relationship will help address the challenges that are common with IPTV deployments, such as costly and lengthy service launches, high order fall-out and poor service visibility.

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Wipro will offer Oracle Communications Provisioning, Service Activation, Subscriber & Service Management and Billing & Revenue Management solutions to the IPTV industry.

"We are excited about the prospects of working with Oracle and the value it brings to our customers who are looking to deploy IPTV services," said Suryanarayana Valluri, Vice President Telecom Service Provider Group, Wipro Technologies. "By combining our in-depth research & development and system integration capabilities in the telecom domain with Oracle's leadership in IPTV and triple-play service fulfillment and billing, operators can leverage the full benefits of service automation, market-tested best practices and service delivery innovation to enable the low-cost and rapid delivery of these complex services."

The Oracle Communications OSS/BSS suite's innovative time-to-market capability enables the rapid and cost-effective delivery of IPTV services throughout the entire service lifecycle -- from service incubation to service maturity. Oracle Communications' service fulfillment products for IPTV solutions empower operators to leverage out-of-box provisioning support and market-tested best practices for next-generation networking (NGN) services. Oracle Communications Service & Subscriber Management allows operators to quickly zero in on an individual customer perspective and promptly sort out the service complexity inherent in IPTV environments. Combining this offering with Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management helps service providers to quickly rollout innovative IPTV pricing and promotions, create targeted and competitive triple-play bundles, and create a customer-centric environment for charging and billing of all triple-play services.

"This collaboration validates Oracle's OSS leadership in IPTV and underscores our commitment to deliver a market-leading combination of OSS and BSS solutions and integration services for this high-growth market," said David Sharpley, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances, Oracle Communications. "With Wipro and Oracle working together, operators can accelerate their business success by enabling the rapid roll-out of complex new IPTV services at the lowest possible cost."

Oracle Communications and Wipro Technologies will be showcasing an integrated demo at the IPTV World Forum in Olympia, London, March 5-7, 2007.

About Oracle Communications

Oracle Communications brings together a unique portfolio of proven software that enables service providers to rapidly deliver next generation convergent services, maximize revenues, increase operational efficiencies and build brand loyalty. Oracle Communications integrates industry-specific Billing & Revenue Management and Service Fulfillment applications with the capabilities of Oracle Applications, Oracle Service Delivery Platform (SDP) and Oracle Database. Oracle is #1 in Communications globally with 19 of the world's top 20 communications companies running Oracle applications. For more information, visit http://www.oracle.com/industries/communications.

About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ GS: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited 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 center's. 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 http://www.wipro.com/http://www.wiprocorporate.com/

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CONTACT: Caroline Yu of Oracle, +1-650-506-8920, [email protected];
or Sanjeeth Boloor of Wipro Technologies, +91-9845294767,
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.oracle.com/
http://www.wipro.com/

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