Ericsson and Capgemini, a global enabler in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, have formed a global partnership to support communication service providers in supplying private network solutions to a diverse range of enterprises.
The two companies are teaming up to grasp new business potential in the fast-growing market for private 4G and 5G mobile networks. The rising demand for private cellular network solutions comes as industries and enterprises increasingly need advanced digitalization to ensure their competitiveness.
Manuel Ruiz, Head of Mission Critical and Private Networks at Ericsson, says: “Enterprises are seeking solutions to drive efficiency through the automation and digitalization 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.”
Multiple communication service providers have already selected Ericsson as a supplier of Private Network products and services.
End-to-end, turnkey and industry-specific solutions for mining, railways, airports, seaports, manufacturing, and hospitals, for example, are vital to success in this market. This is where Capgemini comes in. With its global scale and presence and deep industry knowledge and extensive client base, Capgemini brings to the global partnership the digitalization and system integration capabilities needed to help communication service providers offer enterprises the best private network solutions.
Telia in Sweden first service provider to join forces with Capgemini and Ericsson
Telia, Capgemini, and Ericsson have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to identify, analyze, and carry out joint commercial projects in the Scandinavian market. These projects are designed to capture business opportunities involving digitalization and new digital services using dedicated 3GPP mobile networks.
Magnus Leonhardt, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Telia Sweden, says: “We’re joining forces with Capgemini and Ericsson to gain a better understanding of these opportunities and address them together. 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. We do this while offering enterprises the highest possible quality throughout the service and process lifecycle.”
Jacques Assaraf, Global Head of the Telecom, Media & Technology sector at Capgemini, says: “Our clients come to us with the challenges of how to accelerate growth and transformation through innovation and digitalization. We have identified private networks on 4G and 5G as a key driver to take digitalization 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. We have a strong global client base across all the industry segments, and many of our clients stand to benefit from our joint efforts with Ericsson and local network providers, as we continue to make substantial investments in the 5G and private network areas.”