Nokia announced that its innovative OSS/BSS software solution has been selected by Orange and the City Development Administrative Capital (ACUD) company owned by the Egyptian government to provide a wide range of retail and wholesale services for the new administrative capital. Nokia AVA products, including its operation and monetization software, will be used by the Egyptian Urban Development Administrative Capital (ACUD) to enable customers to order, activate and pay for utilities and data center services.诺基亚AVA
The deployment of Nokia innovative software solutions is part of the Service Provider Partnership (SPaaP) that works with Orange Egypt and Orange Business Services. The deployment is expected to be completed in early 2023. Nokia AVA software will provide “intelligence everywhere” to help ACUD provide new innovative Internet of Things (IoT) use cases for residential and corporate users.
ACUD is a new smart city developed about 60 kilometers outside Cairo. The population of this city is expected to reach 7 million in the next 10 years. It will have about 2.5 million Internet of Things devices and the largest certified hierarchical data center in Africa. Egypt’s new administrative capital will enable users to benefit from the end-to-end online cycle of purchasing, activating and paying for utilities, internet and data center services for enterprise users.
The solution includes Nokia integrated charging, mediation and digital operation software. AVA software solutions will help ACUD effectively manage enterprise data center services, Internet of Things services and wholesale connections for residential and corporate users.
Nokia’s software is complemented by Cerrillion’s BSS product suite, which provides an open and standards-based solution for this complex retail and wholesale solution, plus its experienced delivery team.
Khaled Abbas, Chairman and Managing Director of ACUD, said: “Our vision is to build a smart future in the new capital. We need reliable technology partners to build the digital infrastructure of the city, which will have a profound and positive impact on the lives of our people. Therefore, we have clearly selected global technology leaders Orange and Nokia to participate in this large-scale project.”
Hesham Mahran, chief commercial officer of Orange Egypt, said: “We are honored to be part of Egypt’s 2030 vision, to establish and operate a state-of-the-art and fully secure data center to serve ACUD’s smart city, based on Orange’s global expertise as a system integrator and global best practices of similar projects. Nokia is our long-term partner, and its first-class software solutions will enable us to effectively provide excellent services and help ACUD realize the construction of smart city The vision of a sustainable city. ”
Hani Adel, head of Nokia Orange Middle East customer business team, said: “The project with ACUD and Orange is an opportunity to build digital infrastructure for a more intelligent future in Cairo. We are working closely with Cellion and Orange to provide ACUD with solutions that meet its unique needs, and believe that ACUD will be able to provide its users with world-class solutions for market-leading Internet of Things use cases.”
Louis Hall, CEO of Cerrillion, said: “Building a new smart city from scratch, using the latest digital BSS/OSS solution, provides opportunities for infrastructure and services for many years to come. This is another good example, showing that our products can be configured to support a wide range and diversity of services. We are happy to cooperate with Nokia on this exciting and revolutionary project.”