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Nokia Acquires SpaceTime Insight to Expand IoT Software Portfolio

By Ken Briodagh May 08, 2018

Nokia reportedly has acquired SpaceTime Insight to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerate the development of new IoT applications for key vertical markets.

Based in San Mateo, California, with offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., India and Japan, SpaceTime Insight provides machine learning-powered analytics and IoT applications transportation, energy and utilities organizations, including Entergy, FedEx, NextEra Energy, Singapore Power and Union Pacific Railroad. Its machine learning models and other advanced analytics are designed specifically for asset-intensive industries and can predict asset health with a high degree of accuracy and optimize related operations.

“Adding SpaceTime to Nokia Software is a strong step forward in our strategy, and will help us deliver a new class of intelligent solutions to meet the demands of an increasingly interconnected world,” said Bhaskar Gorti, president, Nokia Software.  “Together, we can empower customers to realize the full value of their people, processes and assets, and enable them to deliver rich, world-class digital experiences.”

The acquisition will support Nokia's software strategy by bringing SpaceTime Insight's sales expertise and proven track record in IoT application development, machine learning and data science to the Nokia Software IoT product unit. It will strengthen Nokia's IoT software portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerate the development of Nokia's IoT offerings to deliver high-value IoT applications and services to new and existing customers.

“We've partnered with SpaceTime to help us be more responsive, more efficient and ultimately able to deliver more value to our customers,” said Paul Lau, Chief Grid Strategy and Operations Officer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District. “Combining their innovative solutions with Nokia's world-class portfolio will provide customers with powerful new tools to better manage assets, maximize efficiencies and deliver new capabilities.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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