Nokia accelerates IoT & 5G monetisation Look out for... for enterprises and CSPs

19 December 2022

Nokia has introduced AVA Charging, its newest software-as-a-service (SaaS) to assist enterprises and communications service providers (CSPs) to quickly commercialise new offerings for Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G use cases.

Via a subscription-based model, AVA Charging – which stands for automation, visualisation, and analytics – incorporates business intelligence from hundreds of customer engagements to enable fast monetisation of 5G and IoT services. According to Nokia, AVA provides ‘Intelligence Everywhere’ through AI, machine learning (ML), no code configuration, open APIs, multi-cloud orchestration, and digital ecosystems.

“This latest addition to our SaaS arsenal supports CSPs and enterprises in having a dynamic digital infrastructure through 5G network components delivered as SaaS; and provides them with the necessary pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-grow commercial model to help them reach their desired business outcomes,” said Mark Bunn, senior vice president, cloud and network services at Nokia.

The highly scalable SaaS, capable of supporting more than 150 million subscribers, accelerates times to market for new CSP services via automation and no-code charging configuration. Services such as utilities, logistics, healthcare, and cloud gaming can all be monetized rapidly. AVA Charging can be integrated with 5G standalone core network functions in a multivendor environment to support new commercial charging models based on a variety of factors, including low latency, high throughput, device density, and location. It can be deployed quickly for enterprises and CSPs and avoids on-site software maintenance and updates.

Nokia’s eighth SaaS, AVA Charging, may also be supplied as part of the Nokia / Qvantel Digital Monetization Solution as a Service, which combines Qvantel’s Flex BSS and Nokia AVA Charging. This provides a fast- track approach for CSPs to have a separate BSS stack to support new 5G opportunities and achieve faster time to market, and agility enabled by no-code configurability.