SS8 acquires Creativity Software
On March 7, Milpitas, CA-based SS8 Networks announced the acquisition of English company 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 furthers its strategic growth plan by advancing its end-to-end solutions for communication service providers (CSPs) and public safety entities. It also gives SS8 the scale to respond to expected growth in both location and lawful intelligence markets as 5G brings increased bandwidth and encryption capabilities to mobile networks.
“By adding Creativity Software’s passive and active location technology, SS8 can now offer a more robust portfolio of products to help CSPs comply with precise location data requests from public safety agencies,” said Dr. Keith Bhatia, CEO of SS8 Networks. “This acquisition underscores our focus on providing highly accurate location solutions that promote global security and support a safer society.”
Creativity Software, established in 2001, is privately owned and has a wealth of experience in the design and deployment of both passive and active location platforms. Their solution offerings and target markets also complement those of SS8, with current clients including mobile operators, emergency responders, and law enforcement and public safety agencies.
“This deal represents a powerful combination of cultures and technologies,” said Richard Lee, founder and CEO of Creativity Software. “As Creativity Software moves into its next exciting phase, the additional scale will allow us to continue developing cutting-edge Location-Based Services solutions with enhanced delivery and support for our new and existing customers, partners, and resellers.”
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