Nokia has signed a five-year strategic deal with Google to replace its IT infrastructure, including data centres, with Google’s Cloud offering.

According to Nokia, services under the partnership are being rolled out across Europe, and is designed to transform Nokia’s digital infrastructure and mark an operational shift to a cloud-first IT strategy. Further, it added that the agreement is expected to drive meaningful operational efficiencies and cost savings over time due to a reduction in real estate footprint, hardware energy consumption, and hardware capacity purchasing needs.

However, no financial details of the contract has yet been disclosed. The full migration is expected to be completed in 18-24 months.