Wipro, Delhi Airport Sign Outsourcing Contract

by CXOtoday Staff    Oct 23, 2009

IT major Wipro has been awarded a 10-year contract by Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) to provide information technology (IT) infrastructure and services for Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).

The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

DIAL is a joint venture of infrastructure major GMR Group, Airports Authority of India, Fraport and Malaysian Airports.

Under the contract agreement, Wipro would be responsible for end-to-end IT management in IGI airport’s new integrated terminal (T3), which will be one of the largest terminals in the world, for 10 years.

According to Suresh Vaswani, joint CEO & board member, Wipro, "This partnership will create new industry standards in modern airport management based on world-class IT and business processes powered by innovation."

P S Nair, CEO, DIAL, said, "Our vision is geared towards providing a future-proof strategy to become one of the top airport operators globally. Wipro s proven expertise in managing large IT-enabled environments, coupled with a vibrant innovation culture, will be the core driver of this joint venture."

The outsourcing engagement includes delivering business IT alignment for DIAL by combining airport solutions with governance, process excellence and integrated service delivery. The scope covers airport-specific applications, data centre, networks, security and surveillance systems and end-user systems.

Wipro will also be responsible for managing a host of intelligent systems, including building management systems, access control, public address and telephony.

Wipro and DIAL also announced a joint venture agreement to focus on emerging business models and airport-specific applications. To be known as Wipro Airport IT Services Ltd, Wipro will hold a 74 percent share in the JV while the rest will be held by DIAL, Wipro said in a statement.