Telenor Norge has inked an IT collaboration agreement with Accenture which it says will ‘help manage the development and maintenance of IT systems within the mobile value chain’. Under the terms of the deal, Accenture will take responsibility for managing some of Telenor Norge’s IT systems, including its web solutions, and systems related to sales, orders, and billing, with the collaboration between the pair aimed at helping improve services for Telenor’s customers and ensuring a faster introduction of new offers and products to the market. As part of the agreement approximately 120 Telenor employees who currently work with relevant IT systems will be transferred to Accenture by the end of this year; Telenor Norge’s IT department will consist of around 300 employees after the transfer. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. ‘Accenture will help increase our expertise while providing us with great flexibility and extra capacity to resolve major tasks in the future,’ said Berit Svendsen, CEO, Telenor Norge, of the deal.