Accenture Launches 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS AMERICAS – To help accelerate the deployment of 5G
network technology, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched a new set of
services for communications service providers (CSPs), network operators,
device manufacturers and non-traditional mobile network operators – such
as multiple-system operators, internet software and platform players and
over-the-top content suppliers.

Accenture worked closely with leading companies across all areas of the
communications industry to define the primary challenges slowing down 5G
deployment. The most common of these include: spectrum planning and
feasibility, use cases and new business models, device strategy, network
deployment management and operational complexity.

To help the industry address these challenges, Accenture has created 5G
Acceleration Services, which will initially focus on:

  • 5G strategy, use cases, and business models
  • Device innovation
  • Network deployment approach
  • Architectural and platform innovation

As part of the initiative, Accenture has created a set of specific
capabilities to help deploy 5G successfully. These include, among others:

  • 5G Assessment Tool: This tool helps clients score and determine
    their readiness across all aspects of 5G, including spectrum position
    in high-, medium- and low-ranges; core business strengths and “DNA”;
    monetizable use cases and strategy; device partnerships and network
    deployment capability; and organizational tools and structure.
  • Methodology and Business Strategy for 5G Use Cases: Strategic
    services to help clients create agile
    business models
    , form targeted and robust ecosystems,
    while seeking new capabilities that impact competitive agility.
  • Strategy for Device Innovation: Helping to create a 5G
    post-smartphone device strategy, leveraging Accenture’s wireless
    technology expertise, experience building smartphones and consumer
    electronics, broad industry partnerships, geographic diversity and
    experience in embedded software development.
  • Network Deployment Acceleration: Helping clients accelerate the
    execution of their 5G network build and deployment activities by
    providing an analytics-driven intelligent command center approach and
    capability to support end-to-end coordination, process and data
    optimization, partner management, and workforce management.
  • Network Operation and Maintenance: Helping to create a new
    operating model to enable the next generation of network architecture
    evolution while leveraging network vitalization, analytics, automation
    and artificial intelligence to simplify and streamline operations and
    activities across the day-to-day management of the network.

“More than an incremental step, 5G represents a fundamental
transformation of the role that mobile technology can play in society,”
said Tejas Rao, managing director and global 5G offering lead for
Accenture’s network practice. “But transforming the networks so that
business, the economy and consumers can reap the rewards is no easy
feat. While 4G required tens of thousands of macro towers, rolling out
5G will require the deployment of millions of small cells – and
therefore a different type of capital outlay for the network providers.
That’s why we’ve created the 5G Acceleration Services.”

“Accenture 5G Acceleration Services provides our clients with a
framework and a set of analytics powered tools to help ensure they’re
making the right investments in the right areas,” said Jefferson Wang,
managing director, Accenture
Strategy
, Communications, Media & Technology. “The new services will
help clients create their 5G vision and start their journey to make it a
reality.”

About Accenture

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molly.mcdonagh@accenture.com