5G

Accenture acquires Arca, reinforcing its 5G network capabilities

Accenture | November 21, 2020

In an effort to bolster is 5G network capabilities, Accenture has acquired Arca, a Spanish engineering services company with a focus on network operations and business services. More specifically, with support from an integrated platform that automates network monitoring, Arca offers multidisciplinary services for network operations, including the engineering, designing, deployment and management of telecom infrastructure.

For Accenture, the acquisition is expected to “reinforce [its]role as a key partner for the engineering, design, deployment and operation of network services,” as well as put the company in a better geographical position to enhance network capabilities in Spain and Portugal.

“5G, cloud and edge computing will usher in a new wave of change and innovation for businesses,” said Domingo Mirón, who leads Accenture’s business in Iberia. “To realize their full potential, companies must act now to adopt the right strategy and build new business solutions enabled by network investments. By harnessing Arca’s expertise, this acquisition will strengthen our ability to help clients accelerate their 5G Cloud network transformation from design through to deployment and operation.”

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