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Qualcomm, Capgemini collaborate on 5G private networks

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc and Capgemini have confirmed they are collaborating on private 5G advances, creating "an off-the-shelf private network system which is fully tested and validated".

Under the collaboration, Capgemini is to take on the role of systems integrator, utilising Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G private network system.

Capgemini said it expects to support clients with their enterprise systems, edge compute capabilities, use cases, cloud and data/AI, interface with management systems and other bespoke elements to create end-to-end solutions that leverage "powerful and efficient" 5G private networks at scale.

“The industry is fully embracing the 5G private network proposition and our collaboration with Capgemini can help them to deliver private networks based on Qualcomm Technologies solutions, such as the Qualcomm® 5G RAN Platform, to many more customers globally across a broad range of industries and sectors," said Enrico Salvatori (pictured), SVP and president, Qualcomm Europe/MEA, Qualcomm Europe, Inc.

"In leveraging Capgemini’s scale and implementation expertise, we are confident that many more companies globally will start looking at what private networks can do for their businesses. We believe there are powerful benefits and some really exciting use cases already available in private networks today, especially when you integrate 5G functionality, enhanced privacy and all the other features which arrive with 5G standalone,” Salvatori continued.

This collaboration is further intended to provide organisations with increased end to end carrier grade interoperability in a wireless 5G industry ecosystem environment of connected devices, connected equipment and 5G Private Network infrastructure.

Fotis Karonis, group leader of 5G and edge computing, Capgemini added: “By utilising Qualcomm Technologies’ expertise in cellular connectivity with Capgemini’s industry leading business transformation services and systems integration capabilities, we envision that more and more companies will be able to benefit from cellular private networks to increase efficiency and speed of innovation. We look forward to collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies and our clients to design and implement many more private networks in the months and years ahead.”

Meanwhile in Australia, Capgemini has acquired Acclimation, strengthening its SAP capabilities in country.

 Acclimation employs more than 100 people in four major cities across Australia.

Olaf Pietschner, CEO for Capgemini in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and member of the group executive committee, said: “Following the recent acquisition of Multibook’s SAP division in Japan and South East Asia, we will further deepen our networks and capabilities to meet the anticipated growth in client demand for our SAP and cloud services. We are delighted to welcome them to the team.”