Telecoms network giant Nokia today struck a deal to buy US-based power amplifier efficiency solutions for network base stations start-up Eta Devices.
Nokia, based in Espoo, Finland, did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.
"Eta Devices will bolster Nokia's push to enhance base station energy efficiency, an increasingly important area for operators on the path to 4.9G and 5G," the company said in a statement.
The acquisition includes fixed assets, 20 employees, intellectual property rights as well as lease and supplier agreements.
Founded in 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Eta Devices specialises in power amplifier efficiency solutions for network base stations.
Nokia said that the acquisition will bolster its push to enhance base station energy efficiency, an increasingly important area for operators in the 4.9G and 5G space.
The demand for data from consumers and businesses is surging, as is the number of connected devices and things, with operators increasingly needing power that is delivered both cost-effectively and sustainably.
Eta Devices' unique ETAdvanced power management technology can reduce heat waste drastically through the use of a new amplifier that works like an automated gearbox, adjusting energy usage by constantly providing just the right amount of power required for a radio signal.
''The acquisition of Eta Devices underlines Nokia's commitment to invent, design, and deploy sustainable technologies that make a real difference to people's lives, and take responsibility for the impact we make in the world.
Nokia already offers a Zero Emission base station solution that reduces site energy consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 70 percent,'' Nokia said in a statement.