Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), announced that it has received the top ranking for Telecom R&D services in an annual survey conducted by Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd, a leading Globalization and Market Expansion Advisory firm. This recognition reiterates Wipro’s leadership in telecom and focus on next generation technologies such as 4G and LTE (Long Term Evolution), which enable Wipro to partner with telecom equipment vendors in their endeavor to build Digital Highways- Networks of the future. Wipro was also placed first in Zinnov’s Global R&D Service Providers (GSPR) Rating 2012 for the third consecutive year. “Telecom is a highly competitive space with intense competition amongst Tier One service providers and niche players. Wipro has been able to maintain the leadership position through creation of innovative solutions and frameworks that addresses the customer pain points,” said Pari Natarajan, Co-Founder and CEO, Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Limited. He added, “Wipro’s strong relationship with Telecom Service Providers has helped them structure relevant offerings to Telecom Equipment Vendors.” “Wipro’s Telecom Vertical has made significant investments to align our services and technology to meet market needs and help our clients create an impact in such a dynamic environment,” said Jeffrey Heenan Jalil, Vice-President and Global Head of Wipro’s Telecom Equipment Vendors business unit. He added, “Our R&D solutions portfolio for telecom equipment vendors is focused on addressing the Industry challenges of improving network capacity and coverage, with best-in-class technology.” Wipro’s software solutions for LTE Small Cell and Evolved Packet Core technologies will form the foundation of tomorrow’s networks that will efficiently support higher volume traffic, in more geographies than ever before. These solution components along with Wipro’s integrated design services capability help network equipment vendors to come out with custom products to meet the price-performance ratio of different markets.