Comprehensive Data Ingestion - Elisa Polystar

Cardinality joins Elisa Polystar, bringing comprehensive data ingestion and cloud-native capabilities

Press release, 8 August 2022

Following the signing of the agreement at the beginning of July, Elisa Polystar has now completed the acquisition of the UK-based Cardinality Ltd. The acquisition is consistent with Elisa Corporation’s strategy to grow digital services internationally and accelerate the development of its telecom software business under Elisa Polystar.

Cardinality is a supplier of cloud-native data management (DataOps), service assurance and customer experience analytics for communications service providers (CSPs) globally.

Driven by a shared desire to exploit the full potential of the data available to network operators, Elisa Polystar and Cardinality offer a powerful, telco industry-leading data management and AI-driven analytics and automation portfolio with comprehensive data ingestion and cloud-native capabilities, enabling simultaneous top- and bottom-line improvements for network operators.

Anssi Okkonen, CEO of Elisa Polystar: “We are excited to welcome the experts from Cardinality to Elisa Polystar. Cardinality’s skillset enables us to offer more effective data management at scale, allowing operators to fully exploit the opportunities of the cloud. In our view, success begins with a flexible data management platform, it is complemented by AI-driven analytics and completed with automation software. Our combined portfolio accomplishes all of this. With this transaction, Elisa Polystar is taking tangible steps on our journey to make self-driving networks happen.”

Elisa Polystar is a world-leading network automation and service assurance solutions provider, serving over 120 CSPs globally. With its background as an international business of Elisa, Finland’s largest CSP, Elisa Polystar’s solutions are proven and tested in live networks. The technologies from Cardinality complement and strengthen Elisa Polystar’s service assurance and automation portfolios.

Read more on the initial announcement (5 July 2022): Elisa Polystar acquires Cardinality Ltd, strengthening its portfolio with comprehensive data ingestion and cloud-native capabilities

Further information:

Anssi Okkonen, CEO, Elisa Polystar
Phone: +358 50 506 5510

About Cardinality Ltd:
Cardinality Ltd was founded in 2015 to enable organizations to achieve amazing outcomes with data analytics. At Cardinality, we empower our customers to deploy best-in-class solutions on a platform that is award winning, high performing, and easy to use. The strength of our technology, combined with our expertise in helping organizations get the most value from their data, enables Cardinality to help our customers move forward on the digital transformation journey. Cardinality’s cloud-native platform was forged in the highly complex world of telecom data analytics. With award-winning AI capabilities, super-fast streaming that can handle upwards of 50 billion events per day, and a DataOps engine that can easily move data from edge to core to cloud, Cardinality helps some of the world’s largest communications service providers solve their most complex data challenges. Website:

About Elisa Polystar:
Elisa Polystar, part of Elisa Group, is an innovative provider of cloud-native automation and analytics solutions. Our products help communication service providers (CSPs) to reduce both OPEX and CAPEX costs, while enhancing customer experiences. Our portfolio – proven with hundreds of CSPs globally – integrates AI-driven analytics with automation. It unlocks the benefits of closed-loop network operations and optimisation delivering self-driving networks. Our solutions are compatible with any network, as well as any service, including IoT and 5G network slicing. With our background as an international business of Finland’s largest CSP, Elisa Polystar’s solutions are tested in live networks, and with the unique needs of operators in mind: by an operator, for operators. Website:

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