Nokia announced that it has completed the transaction to outsource its Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture. Under the agreement, Accenture will provide Symbian based software development and support services to Nokia through 2016. The agreement calls for Accenture to support and further develop Nokia’s Symbian platform and to become the preferred supplier to Nokia on their transition to Windows Phone.
As a result of the transaction, approximately 2,300 employees will transfer to Accenture. The signing of the transaction was announced on June 22, 2011.
Accenture will seek opportunities to leverage transferring employee skills and capabilities to provide mobility software, business and operational services around the Windows Phone platform to Nokia and other ecosystem participants, the company said. It added, Accenture will also seek to retrain and redeploy transferred employees.
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