Nokia’s acquisition of SpaceTime Insight increases its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and accelerates its vertical market IoT applications development. Based in San Mateo, California, SpaceTime Insight provides machine learning-powered analytics and IoT applications for some of the world’s largest transportation, energy and utilities organizations, including Entergy, FedEx, NextEra Energy, Singapore Power and Union Pacific Railroad.
“SpaceTime’s machine learning models and other advanced analytics, designed specifically for asset-intensive industries, predict asset health with a high degree of accuracy and optimize related operations. As a result, SpaceTime Insight’s applications help customers reduce cost and risk, increase operational efficiencies, reduce service outages and more,” Nokia said in a press release.
The acquisition supports Nokia’s software strategy by bringing SpaceTime Insight’s sales expertise and experience 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.
Bhaskar Gorti, president of Nokia Software, said: “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. 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 addition of SpaceTime Insight will also broaden the company’s ability to deliver new, advanced applications for key vertical markets, including energy, logistics, transportation and utilities.
SpaceTime Insight and its CEO Rob Schilling will join the IoT product unit within the Nokia Software business group.