Nokia is set to provide OSS/BSS software solutions to Egypt’s New Administrative Capital city.
The vendor was selected by Orange and the Egyptian government’s Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) firm tasked with developing the new capital. Nokia will provide a range of retail and wholesale services for the city, including operations and monetisation software that will enable customers to order, activate and pay for utilities and data centre services.
The deployment falls under Nokia’s Service Provider-as-a-Partner (SPaaP) collaboration with Orange Egypt and Orange Business Services. Nokia AVA software will provide “Intelligence Everywhere” to help ACUD deliver new and innovative Internet of Things (IoT) use cases to residential and enterprise users.
ACUD is a new smart city being developed about 60 km outside Cairo. The city is envisioned to reach up to seven million inhabitants in the next 10 years. It will have around 2.5 million IoT devices and the largest certified tiered data centre in Africa. Egypt’s New Administrative Capital will allow users to benefit from an end-to-end online cycle for procuring, activating and payment for utilities, internet and data centre services for enterprise subscribers.
The solution includes Nokia Converged Charging, Mediation and Digital Operations software. The AVA software solution will help ACUD efficiently manage data centre services to enterprises, IoT services, and wholesale connectivity for residential and enterprise users.
Nokia’s software is complemented by Cerillion’s BSS product suite, which provides an open and standards-based solution coupled with its experienced delivery team for this complex retail and wholesale solution.
Hesham Mahran, Chief Business Officer - Orange Egypt, said: “We are honoured to be part of Egypt 2030 vision, building and operating a state-of-the-art fully secured data centre that serves ACUD smart city services, building on Orange’s expertise as a systems integrator and worldwide best practices for similar projects."
Hani Adel, Head of Customer Business Team for Orange MENA at Nokia, said: “This project with ACUD and Orange is an opportunity to build digital infrastructure for a smarter future for Cairo. We are working in close collaboration with Cerillion and Orange to deliver a solution to ACUD in line with its unique requirements."
Louis Hall, CEO, Cerillion, said: “Building a new smart city from the ground up provides the opportunity to future proof its infrastructure and services for many years to come, using the latest digital BSS/OSS solutions.”