IBM buys consulting firm Sentaca to enhance revenue from telecoms

IBM announced the acquisition of Sentaca, a telco consulting services and solutions provider, to accelerate IBM’s hybrid cloud consulting business.
IBM at MWCHeadquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Sentaca’s team of technology consultants across the U.S. and Canada build and migrate mission-critical applications on leading cloud service providers and open-source platforms like Red Hat OpenShift and OpenStack.

Sentaca will join IBM Consulting’s Hybrid Cloud Services business to solve strategic and technology challenges such as cost-of-ownership, monetization, scalable and secure architecture, and address opportunities including 5G, IoT and streaming that can accelerate the creation and delivery of new services.

“Our goal is to help modern networks thrive in an open, hybrid cloud environment that will bring edge and 5G to life for enterprises and consumers,” said John Granger, Senior Vice President, IBM Consulting.

Since Arvind Krishna became IBM CEO, the company has acquired more than 20 companies – 10 in Consulting alone – to bolster its hybrid cloud and AI capabilities.

IBM already purchased cloud consulting firms such as Nordcloud, Taos, BoxBoat and SXiQ – in 2021, to significantly expand IBM’s management expertise and capabilities in Europe and North America.

5G will allow CSPs to offer tailored network experiences for use cases across industries. Telecoms are embracing a hybrid cloud future which is expected to grow into an estimated $50 billion annual cloud professional services market by 2025.

More than 80 percent of the world’s largest telcos work with IBM, and more than 140 telcos are served by IBM and Red Hat.