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Atos and Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) to develop and operate all IT infrastructure & applications for Egypt’s new capital city

ACUD and Atos joint venture ambitions to make city a state-of-the-art model in terms of smart infrastructures and services

Paris, France, and Cairo, Egypt – January 23, 2023

The Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) and Atos have formally signed an agreement to establish a joint venture company in Egypt. It will be tasked with the comprehensive management and operations of all IT infrastructure and applications within the ACUD and provide services to the first smart city in the region.

ACUD is the owner and developer of the New Administrative Capital in Egypt, located 45 km east of Cairo. The new capital city, covering an area of 714 square kilometers, will help to strengthen and diversify Egypt’s economic potential by creating new places to live, work and visit. The smart city initiative within the ACUD framework aims to leverage advanced technologies to develop a state-of-the-art urban area in terms of infrastructures, and services offerings to ultimately deliver an unmatched quality of life for residents. The initiative will be deployed across three main sites, the Main Spine, Central Bus Station, and People’s Park, to facilitate seamless communication, optimize transportation for commuters and deliver enhanced citizen experience.

Under the terms of this agreement, Atos will manage, operate and maintain infrastructure and information technology systems inside and outside the New Administrative Capital, supporting for instance 750,000 smart electricity and gas meters and the 100,000+ smart streetlights expected to be deployed. Furthermore , Atos will play a vital role in knowledge transfer, endowing the joint venture with insights and best practices derived from its longstanding successful management of smart city initiatives worldwide.

The agreement was formalized with the signatures of Khaled Abbas, Chairman of ACUD and Ahmed ElHarany, General Manager Egypt and Head of Global Delivery Centers Africa, Atos. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Nourdine Bihmane, Deputy CEO Atos Group and CEO Tech Foundations, and Bérénice Chassagne, CEO Growing Markets, Atos.

“Atos is extremely proud to partner with ACUD on this paramount project. Being given the opportunity to contribute to the creation of an entire, state-of-the art new capital city from a blank slate is an unparalleled opportunity to implement the best of our technology, to its full extent. We are absolutely committed to making this most unique project a success, and to delivering solutions that will set new standards and enhance the city experience for all users” said Bérénice Chassagne, CEO Growing Markets, Atos.

 

This landmark partnership positions ACUD to advance its technological infrastructure in support of urban development. ACUD aims at providing smart city services to inhabitants and visitors, including smart metering, smart cards, smart recycling, smart parking, smart payment and smart lighting. The joint venture company is poised to be a key player in shaping the digital landscape of the New Administrative Capital.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with c. 105,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 69 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea) and listed on Euronext Paris.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

About Tech Foundations

Tech Foundations is the Atos Group business line leading in managed services, focusing on hybrid cloud infrastructure, employee experience and technology services, through decarbonized, automated and AI-enabled solutions. Its 52,000 employees advance what matters to the world’s businesses, institutions and communities. It is present in 69 countries, with an annual revenue of € 6 billion.