SurfKitchen Bought by Teleca

SurfKitchen, which helps mobile operators and their partners overcome the discoverability, usability and fulfilment challenges associated with the delivery of mobile apps and services, has been bought by Teleca, which supplies solutions and services to the mobile and connected devices industries around apps, integration & porting, test & verification and user experiences. Teleca says the acquisition strengthens its ability to offer its products and solutions to the operator market, while the deal gives SurfKitchen access to Teleca’s global reach, customer portfolio, cost effective services and scale.

SurfKitchen will operate as an independent business unit within Teleca organization. The company will focus globally on the operator segment, concentrating on business development, sales and R&D.

The acquisition is part of Teleca’s strategy of expanding its mobile software outsourcing services to all relevant industries. In 2009, Teleca created a unit to deliver mobile apps, which has achieved significant customer wins in the media and entertainment industry. With the SurfKitchen acquisition, Teleca says it can offer the operator segment significant advantages, including complete end-to-end apps solutions; full content and subscriber management services; more than 80 per cent market coverage; and a first-rate partner network.

“This acquisition brings together two companies with very complementary skillsets,” says Michel Quazza, SurfKitchen chairman and CEO of SurfKitchen. “We get access to Teleca’s strong presence in the connected devices industry and its extensive partner network, while Teleca can offer its deep knowledge of embedded systems to our operator customers. The result is true end-to-end services that benefit the whole industry and will provide unique differentiation.”