Teleca Acquires SurfKitchen to Gain Mobile Internet Solutions

Another acquisition in the mobile space took shape Tuesday as Teleca, a global supplier of solutions and services to the mobile and connected devices industries, announced it’s acquisition of British company SurfKitchen.

Boasting just north of fifty employees, SurfKitchen helps mobile operators and their partners “overcome the discoverability, usability and fulfillment challenges” associated with the delivery of mobile applications and services.

According to official word of the announcement from Teleca, the acquisition bolsters Teleca’s ability to offer its products and solutions to the operator market.

Conversely, SurfKitchen gains access to Teleca’s global reach, services, and expansive customer portfolio.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“This acquisition brings together two companies with very complementary skill sets”, says Michel Quazza, 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”.

René Svendsen-Tune, CEO at Teleca, sees the merging of entities as a perfect approach to capitalizing on the evolution in the mobile industry.

“The mobile and connected devices industries are moving from software enabled hardware businesses to hardware enabled software businesses”, says Teleca’s chief. “We see rapid growth in the overall market of content and application consumption, and through this acquisition we can offer mobile operators, platform providers and other layers in the mobile industry complete solutions for applications and content delivery.”