Comlinkdata, the North American market performance analytics firm has acquired Tutela. The move brings together complementary data on consumer experience, network performance and subscriber behaviour. By linking these historically separate datasets, the merged company will help the telecom industry understand and execute on opportunities to better meet the needs and wants of consumers.
The mobile services landscape is being disrupted by new 5G networks, operator mergers, the growing number of MVNOs, and the entry of wireline ISPs into an already competitive space. In this environment, data-driven strategic investment is more important than ever for competitive differentiation and market success.
With their respective market and network quality of experience datasets, the Comlinkdata and Tutela teams will be capable of helping network operators and equipment manufacturers address these challenges worldwide.
The combined company will continue to offer both Tutela and Comlinkdata services while looking for ways to add value and create new services through the integration of the two datasets. The Tutela founders, leadership team and staff will remain with the company. With even more scale and resources, the Tutela team will accelerate its efforts to grow its dataset, build new services and help clients generate and apply new insights to optimise their businesses.
The new company is owned by Alpine Investors, a private equity firm based in San Francisco.
We are very excited to welcome Tutela to the Comlinkdata family. The wealth of data collected from Tutela’s global panel of over 300 million smartphone users has led to its selection by global telecom leaders like Nokia and Telefonica as the standard for network experience measurement. As one team now with Tutela, we have unmatched data, platforms and expertise to tackle the most difficult questions that drive success for telecom operators.
Charles Rutstein, CEO, Comlinkdata