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IBM acquires 5G telco consulting practice Sentaca

IBM acquires 5G telco consulting practice Sentaca

IBM has bought a consulting firm to bolster its 5G aspirations. Sentaca is headquartered in Boston, Mass. and specializes in migrating mission-critical telco applications onto the public cloud. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sentaca has over 90 employees in its Boston and Toronto offices.

For IBM, 5G is a core part of its strategy as it continues to overhaul and refocus its business IBM plans to place Sentaca in the Hybrid Cloud Services part of its consulting business. Its consultants will help solve clients’ strategic and technical challenges such as cost-of-ownership, monetization, scalable and secure architecture, and address opportunities including 5G, IoT and streaming.


IBM has long-standing connections in the carrier market; Red Hat and OpenStack are popular in that world. IBM wants to help telcos innovate and modernize around 5G and edge, and this acquisition is clearly part of that drive. According to IBM, the telcos embrace of a hybrid cloud future will turn into an estimated $50 billion annual cloud professional services market by 2025. It makes sense for IBM to want a slice of that.

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