Nokia lands African deals for iSIM, AVA software for Egypt smart city
Nokia is celebrating a number of deployments in the African continent with its iSIM Secure Connect technology in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model selected by Airtel Africa, which will support the operator’s digitisation efforts to offer its customers 5G and IoT-based on-demand services, while its AVA software has been selected to support building the smart capital city in Egypt.
The integrated SaaS SIM (iSIM) Secure Connect technology is designed to provide communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises with the capability to securely manage machine-to-machine and consumer device subscriptions for embedded SIM (eSIM) and iSIM-enabled devices.
Integrated SIM (iSIM) and eSIM are designed to give Airtel the ability to remotely store and manage multiple subscriptions for authenticating users and devices on its network. Nokia has already supported Airtel in deploying iSIM Secure Connect earlier this month in Nigeria. Nokia and Airtel completed a successful pilot project at the end of 2022 and the operator now plans to roll out the solution in 10 other African markets over the next year.
“We are very pleased to expand Airtel and Nokia’s long-standing partnership in this new area,” said Airtel chief technology officer and information officer Razvan Ungureanu. “Nokia iSIM technology gives us new network capabilities, including in the areas of verification and authentication services, while allowing us to offer new network service that our customers are increasingly looking for.”
In Egypt, Nokia’s OSS/BSS software solutions have been selected by Orange and the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) company owned by the Egyptian government to deliver a wide range of retail and wholesale services for the New Administrative Capital city.