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Wipro awarded three-year strategic IT contract by Norway's NSB

Updated: Sep 07, 2016 16:43 IST

Bangalore (Karnataka) [India]/ Oslo [Norway], Sept. 7 (ANI-Business Wire India): Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has won an IT contract from NSB Group, one of Norway's largest transportation groups.

Headquartered in Oslo, NSB has extensive passenger transportation operations by way of the rail and bus, freight by rail, property management and development and train maintenance segments.

As part of the three-year agreement, Wipro will implement its Boundaryless Datacenter ( BLDC) and LiVE Workspace solutions and utilize its next-generation delivery framework ServiceNXT to deliver services which will help NSB variablise their IT operations.

The proposed government-backed reforms in the Norwegian railway sector are expected to provide a fillip to the efficiency of the railways.

The Wipro-enabled back-bone of IT infrastructure services will enable NSB to achieve greater flexibility, scalability, cost efficiency and offer an enhanced end-user experience. It will also help the company become more future-ready and competitive, in keeping with the spirit of the reforms.

Trude Østby Dahl, CIO, NSB Group, said, "This engagement is strategic to our business continuity operations and we believe that Wipro is the best partner for us. With our Data Center and End User Support enabled by Wipro, we can drive cost reduction and efficiencies, and most importantly, bring about joint innovations to serve our customers better."

Carl-Henrik Hallstrom, Head of the Nordic Region, Wipro Limited said, "In order to keep pace with changes on the market, rising customer expectations and emerging technologies, enterprises must reinvent their traditional IT infrastructure and data center service capabilities. We are confident that Wipro's ServiceNXT framework offering will enable NSB to optimize, automate and manage its IT in an agile manner. Furthermore, this engagement reiterates our continued focus and investments in Norway and the Nordic region."

"We are delighted to partner with NSB in an engagement that will have a significant positive impact on the Norwegian transportation sector and the customer experience of millions of passengers. This is a prestigious engagement for us and we look forward to leveraging our transportation sector domain expertise, coupled with our deep infrastructure services capability and technology know-how," said Srini Pallia, President - Consumer Business, Wipro Limited.

NSB Group is a Nordic transportation group. Passenger transport by bus and rail and freight traffic by rail, property development and train maintenance are the main activities.

The bus operations in NSB Group are performed by fully owned subsidiary Nettbuss.

Passenger operations in NSB Group consist of NSB AS, with subsidiaries NSB Gjøvikbanen AS and Tagkompaniet AB.

Freight: Freight operations in NSB are performed by CargoNet.

Real estate: ROM Eiendom AS develops, operates and maintains property.

Maintenance: Mantena AS operates the maintenance of rolling stock in Norway and Sweden

Tourism: The NSB Group is establishing a new business area: Tourism. The business will be based on the current tourism products Bergen Railway and Flam Railway. NSB has an ambition to take a leading position in the tourism market in the fjord segment in Norway.

Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360-degree view of "Business through Technology." By combining digital strategy, customer-centric design, advanced analytics and product engineering approach, Wipro helps its clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, Wipro has a dedicated workforce of over 170,000, serving clients across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com

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