Orange Business Services inks smart city consulting agreement

Orange Business Services has signed a smart city consulting agreement with Jeddah Economic company (JEC), the master developer of the world´s tallest tower, Jeddah Tower, the company said.

The tower, which is over 1km tall, will be situated at the 5.3 million square meter Jeddah Economic City Project. Orange will create a blueprint for the ICT infrastructure of the tower, from the plan and design, to the build and run phases.

Jeddah Economic City (JEC) is located between the two Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah on the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia. It aims to become the sustainable new northern district of the city of Jeddah and the focus of economic growth along the coast. JEC will be a destination for business, residences of different types, tourism, leisure, entertainment, retail, medical centers and government offices and services, and will become the new “downtown” of uptown Jeddah.

Orange Business Services, the B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 22,000 employees, is focused on supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises and French SMEs across five continents. Orange Business Services is not only an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a value-added service provider. It offers companies digital solutions that help foster collaboration within their teams (collaborative workspaces and mobile workspaces), better serve their customers (enriched customer relations and business innovation), and support their projects (enriched connectivity, flexible IT and cyberdefense). The integrated technologies that Orange Business Services offer range from Software Defined Networks (SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT, to cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, as well as cybersecurity. Orange Business Services customers include over 3,000 renowned multinational corporations at an international level and over two million professionals, companies and local communities in France.