Accenture acquires Symbian Professional Services from Nokia

Nokia back to control Symbian

Nokia announced an agreement with Accenture through which the terms of sale for Symbian Professional Services are established. The company offers consultancy and product development support services for mobile phone manufacturers, chip makers and mobile operators using the Symbian platform.

Among the services provided by Symbian Professional Services are advanced technical support, techniques to improve performance, advanced error diagnostics, among others, explains Nokia in a statement.

The unit is made up of 165 engineers and consultants, most of whom are located in the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Korea and Finland, who will be integrated into Accenture.

The financial details of the deal have not been revealed.

The operating system for smartphones Symbian was born in 1998 and at the time was a partnership between Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Panasonic and Ericsson.

In 2008 Nokia became the sole owner of the company that operated the platform, announcing shortly thereafter the creation of a foundation from which the community can contribute to the development of the system.

Symbian Professional Services is a private company created to accompany business customers in implementing and providing solutions supported on Symbian.