Accenture and Nokia have established the Nokia Accenture Business Group.
The new alliance is focused on helping communication service providers (CSPs) and other enterprises transit to modern digital networks.
The expanded group is the result of the recent acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia and built upon the success of the Accenture Alcatel-Lucent Business Group, announced in September 2014.
In addition to continuing to help CSPs, the Nokia Accenture Business Group will also jointly develop, sell and deliver new industry solutions in the five areas: Customer experience and analytics, network and business transformation, next-generation enterprise services for CSPs, software-defined data center solutions for large enterprises and next-generation IP and digital solutions for the mining, oil and gas industries.
“Today’s pace of technological change, driven by the transition to 5G, the Internet of Things and the cloud, is demanding extraordinary new capabilities from the network,” said Kathrin Buvac, chief strategy officer at Nokia.
“Working with a strong, complementary partner like Accenture enables us to extend our reach to new customers and markets and to truly drive what we consider to be a transformational era in networking. Nokia has the global scale, innovation muscle and end-to-end portfolio to lead this change and, ultimately, to expand the human possibilities of the connected world.”