The B2B opportunity

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, disruptive forces had redefined the communications industry leaving the business to business (B2B) telco market with stagnating revenue in traditional connectivity services. At the same time, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need to carry out a digital transformation across business functions and, as a result, have become an area of increasing focus and importance for CSPs.

For large enterprises, 5G and cloud are seismic breakthroughs that will fundamentally change the CSP technology and network ecosystem. CSPs have the opportunity to reimagine the value chain where network becomes the extension of the cloud and the edge and is the new control point for enterprises. These industry forces have elevated B2B as the biggest growth opportunity for CSPs.

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Spotlight on Communications and Media industries

Explore Accenture’s Communications and Media industry practices.

Communications consulting

Discover how we're helping CSPs reinvent by updating tech and operating models, adopting new growth models and driving hyper-personalization.

Media consulting

We help media and entertainment businesses outmaneuver uncertainty. With end-to-end transformation expertise, our clients emerge stronger and grow.

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COVID-19: Regaining eminence & emerging stronger

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, communications businesses have played a crucial role in keeping the world working, connected and informed. As a result, the research we have conducted shows that communication service providers (CSPs) have increased the trust businesses place in them. CSPs have asserted their relevance and regained eminence as businesses of all sizes recognize that the technology know-how and capabilities they provide enable viability, growth and regained eminence.

In this paper, we address the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses (as well as consumers), key considerations for communications industry leaders and, crucially, how CSPs should use the crisis as an opportunity for re-invention by building on their platform of trust and regained eminence to offer businesses and consumers the services they need while strengthening culture and digital workforce.

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Case studies

Accenture helped Rakuten Mobile build the world’s first fully virtualized cloud-native telecommunication network.

Vodafone partnered with Accenture to transform their global finance organization and deliver one of the largest migrations in SAP’s history.

Helping customers self-serve and personalize their in-home connectivity provides a new path to growth.

Manzoni partners with Accenture to reinforce its leadership position in advertising.

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Awards and recognition

Recognized by Global Telecoms Awards

Accenture and Swisscom shortlisted for GLOTEL award

2019 Recognition

Recognized by Global Telecoms Awards

Accenture and O2 shortlisted for GLOTEL award

2019 Recognition

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Communications and Media news

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Acquisition enhances Accenture’s ability to drive comprehensive transformation across 5G deployment and network operations.

Accenture named a leader in IT services for CSPs by leading research firm for ninth consecutive year

Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report positions Accenture highest for ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Accenture and AT&T bring mobile connectivity to Phillips 66 with private cellular network

The solution will lay the foundation for potential future 5G use cases, including support for Industrial Internet of Things and low latency applications.

Accenture launches new business group with VMware to help organizations move to the cloud faster

Multi-million-dollar investment in Accenture VMware Business Group will help accelerate adoption of cloud and creation of modern applications.

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