July 7, 2014 | Finnish communications and information technology giant Nokia will open an Israeli development center after purchasing NICE Systems 3D geolocation technology. Nokia hopes to enhance the planning and optimization of its mobile networks through the acquisition of NICE Systems, as well as gain access to the tools and expertise to maximize mobile broadband capabilities. This will not be the first Nokia office in Israel. The original R&D offices were closed about two years ago, a center that at one point employed nearly 500 Israelis. NICE Systems is an Israeli company specializing in telephone voice recording, and data security and surveillance that now has offices worldwide.