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Taking its Software As Service (SaaS) offering a notch up, Nokia has unveiled AVA Charging, which aims to support communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to expedite monetization of new 5G and IoT use cases, using on-demand software through a subscription-based model.

Nokia AVA Charging provides “Intelligence Everywhere” through AI, machine learning, no code configuration, open APIs, multi-cloud orchestration and digital ecosystems that are highly scalable, supporting environments in excess of 150 million subscribers. CSPs can use the service to monetize consumer services like cloud gaming, as well as enterprise services for vertical markets including utilities, logistics and healthcare.

Another major advantage of the new SaaS offering is its integration 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. Its ease of deployment minus the need for on-site software maintenance and updates makes it an ideal service tool for CSPs and enterprise.

It can also be incorporated with the Nokia/Qvantel Digital Monetization Solution as a Service, which combines Qvantel’s Flex BSS and Nokia AVA Charging, fast-tracking a separate BSS stack to support new 5G opportunities.

Nokia AVA Charging is Nokia’s eighth SaaS service, following launches earlier this year that included Nokia AVA Network Data Analytics Function and Nokia AVA for Energy. Nokia’s OSS, BSS and security software applications come under Nokia’s brand, AVA (Automation, Visualization, Analytics).

Commenting on the launch, Mark Bunn, senior vice president, Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, said, “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.”

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