Nokia Networks is buying Eden Rock Communications LLC, which provides self-organizing network technology called Eden-Net, which aims to help mobile broadband network performance, readability and efficiency.
Eden, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, expects the combination with Nokia to give it more scale in the self-organizing network space. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
As part of the deal, Eden Rock will spin off a new company that will hold its spectrum-sharing services technology and patents. That technology lets LTE (long-term evolution) technology coexist in the same spectrum as government communications systems, radar systems and external mobile networks.
Nokia, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, provides broadband infrastructure software and services, mapping intelligence and technology development services. The company has made several acquisitions, including Panasonic System Networks Co. Ltd.'s wireless networks business. Before that, in July, Nokia picked up SAC Wireless. The company sold off its handset business to Microsoft for $7.2 billion in 2013.