SS8 Networks announced the acquisition of Creativity Software, a provider of mobile network location intelligence.
The transaction expands SS8’s capabilities to include precise location data and significantly enhances its global reach.
This is the second accretive acquisition in the last twelve months for SS8 and continues its strategic growth plan by advancing its end-to-end solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) and public safety entities. It also gives SS8 the scale needed to meet expected growth in the location and forensic intelligence markets as 5G brings increased bandwidth and encryption capabilities to mobile networks.
“By adding passive and active location technology from Creativity Software, SS8 can now offer a more robust product portfolio to help CSPs comply with requests for precise location data from public safety agencies,” said Dr Keith. Bhatia, CEO of SS8 Networks. “This acquisition underscores our goal to provide highly accurate location solutions that promote global security and support a safer society.”
Creativity Software, established in 2001, is privately held and has extensive experience in designing and deploying passive and active localization platforms. Their solution offerings and target markets also complement those of SS8, with current customers including mobile operators, emergency responders, and law enforcement and public safety agencies.
“This agreement represents a powerful combination of cultures and technologies,” said Richard Lee, Founder and CEO of Creativity Software. “As Creativity Software enters its exciting next phase, the added scale will allow us to continue to develop industry-leading localization services solutions with improved delivery and support for our new and existing customers, partners and resellers.”