August 16, 2016

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for IT Services for Communications Service Providers Worldwide

Accenture positioned highest for Ability to Execute

NEW YORK; Aug. 16, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been recognized by independent analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in providing IT services for communications service providers (CSPs).

The Gartner report – “Magic Quadrant for IT Services for Communications Service Providers, Worldwide,” published on 14 July 2016 by Jouni Forsman, Amresh Nandan and Norbert J. Scholz – analyzed 17 vendors who provide IT services for CSPs. CSPs work with the vendors to enable new or enhance existing end-user offerings; transform their customer, revenue and service-management capabilities – such as better self-service, fulfillment, provisioning automation, monitoring, billing, supplier and partner management capabilities; and leverage data assets for improved customer insight and monetization.

“Digital disruption in the communications industry is driving CSPs to rethink their business models and as a consequence, they are evolving into integrated digital service providers,” said Tom Loozen, senior managing director and Communications industry lead, Accenture. “The winners will be those who are able to rotate to the new high growth areas at speed, but that is not an easy task. This transformation is complex and providers are looking to collaborate with trusted partners who have industry expertise, along with deep digital and technology skills and the right ecosystem and relationships to help them build their next generation services, networks and operations.”

Part of the company’s Communications, Media & Technology operating group, Accenture’s Communications Industry practice helps its clients connect with the digital consumer, increase revenues and launch innovative products and services at speed while reducing costs. Its Communications Industry practice’s capabilities include:

Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for IT Services for Communications Service Providers Worldwide, Jouni Forsman, Amresh Nandan and Norbert J. Scholz, 14 July 2016

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