Ookla acquires CellRebel to widen offerings for operators

Network performance measurement company Ookla has made its latest acquisition by buying specialist software company CellRebel

Ookla, a global leader in network intelligence and connectivity insights, has acquired CellRebel, an independent company focused on helping operators and other telecommunications companies improve mobile networks worldwide. 

Working together, they will enhance consumer network experience insights to the global telecommunications marketplace.

“The complexity of modern networks demands diversified streams of data to fuel holistic insights on performance, quality, and accessibility,” said Doug Suttles, founder and CEO of Ookla. “It is vital that we understand more about consumer experiences with networks, and CellRebel brings billions of daily data points with innovative analytical views to help fulfill this need worldwide.”

Improving connectivity for everyone

CellRebel is a Swedish company in the telecom industry offering a unique analytics platform that helps network operators, their related service providers, and application developers to better understand and improve customer experiences and network quality globally.

Along with localised network experience data, CellRebel brings sophisticated data visualisation capabilities to support mobile network performance and optimisation use cases, and a host of novel real-world consumer experience measurements to Ookla’s portfolio.

“We are beyond thrilled to join Ookla and their mission of improving connectivity for everyone. Ookla’s brand, technology, and presence in the market, combined with CellRebel’s advanced analytics use cases, mass-scale network quality measurements, and user experience data, will position us with must-have solutions for any telecom company building the networks of both the present and the future,” said Tibor Rathonyi, CellRebel’s founder and CEO.

Ookla is part of Ziff Davis, a digital media and internet company whose portfolio includes leading brands in technology, entertainment, shopping, health, cybersecurity, and martech. 

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