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Nokia and Accenture firm up outsourcing deal of Symbian

Nokia and Accenture have finalized an agreement for Nokia to outsource Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture. Plans of the agreement were first announced on April 27.


June 22, 2011  


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Nokia and Accenture have finalized an agreement for Nokia to outsource Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture. Plans of the agreement were first announced on April 27.

Under the agreement, Accenture will provide Symbian based software development and support services to Nokia through 2016. Approximately 2,800 Nokia employees located in China, Finland, India, the U.K. and the U.S., are expected to transfer to Accenture at closing, which is expected to take place in the early part of October, 2011.

“We look forward to partnering with Nokia as they continue to support Symbian and transition to the Windows Phone ecosystem,” said Marty Cole, chief executive, Accenture Communications and High Tech group.