Businesses are increasingly looking to deploy private 4G and 5G mobile networks to support advanced digitalisation.
To help mobile operators meet this demand, Ericsson announced last week that it has formed a global partnership with with consultancy firm Capgemini.
Manuel Ruiz, head of Mission Critical and Private Networks at the Swedish telecoms equipment provider, said: “Enterprises are seeking solutions to drive efficiency through the automation and digitalisation of critical business processes. Mobile network technologies enable these companies to capture business value in areas such as industry automation and analytics, bringing efficiency, productivity and business model evolution to entirely new levels.”
Industries such as mining, railways, airports, seaports, manufacturing and hospitals are driving the demand for end-to-end, turnkey and industry-specific solutions, the partners said.
Capgemini’s digitalisation and system integration capabilities will help communication service providers offer enterprises the best private network solutions.
Swedish operator Telia is the first to sign up and will work with Capgemini and Ericsson to identify, analyse and carry out joint commercial projects in the Scandinavian market.
“Having complementary technology-related strengths, execution power, and reach, we can deliver joint solutions that reduce complexity for our customers by replacing a multitude of communications systems with one scalable, future-proof 3GPP solution for 4G and 5G,” explained Magnus Leonhardt, head of Strategy and Innovation at Telia Sweden.
Jacques Assaraf, global head of the Telecom, Media & Technology sector at Capgemini, added: “Our clients come to us with the challenges of how to accelerate growth and transformation through innovation and digitalisation. We have identified private networks on 4G and 5G as a key driver to take digitalisation to the next level, and through the collective experience we get through this partnership, we will be able to radically increase the impact of what we do for our customers.”
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