The Role of System Integrators in a Horizontally Stratified Telco Ecosystem

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By Don Alusha | 1Q 2022 | IN-6464


Wipro Partners, Accenture Acquires


CSPs are increasingly turning to System Integrators (SIs) to support them with the ongoing modernization of their networks. For example, Telefonica recently announced a partnership with Wipro with a view to increase automation of 5G Core network operations in Brazil and Germany. Telefonica intends to work with Wipro for professional services that span Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD), and Continuous Testing (CT) in its network operations. The initial focus for this partnership is 5G Core (5GC), though, eventually, Telefonica plans to extend this professional services engagement to other domains, including transport, access, infrastructure, and Business Support Systems (BSS)/Operating Support Systems (OSS). Telefonica Germany, for example, partners with Wipro to transform its BSS and associated quality assurance as part of what was termed a “radical IT transformation” program.

On a related point, Accenture, a rival of Wipro in technology, business solutions and system integration (SI) services, acquired Arca, a Spanish engineering services company…

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