Two Seattle-area wi-fi metrics firms are becoming a member of forces.
Based in 2008, RootMetrics exams the velocity and reliability of cellular community operators. It sells information to authorities companies, cellular community operators, tower and infrastructure suppliers, fleet administration firms, and extra. RootMetrics was acquired by Colorado-based IHS in 2015. It has lower than 50 workers.
Ookla is thought for its flagship Speedtest app that collects crowdsourced web connection information. Ookla additionally owns Downdetector, which gives data on web site outages, and earlier this 12 months acquired Solutella, a drive-testing firm.
The 15-year-old firm employs round 200 individuals throughout Seattle, Memphis, Tenn., and Dublin. It’s led by CEO and co-founder Doug Suttles. Ziff Davis acquired Ookla in 2014.
“Ookla plus RootMetrics totally permits the community evaluation trifecta of crowd measurement, managed testing and client notion — with a sustainable enterprise mannequin that ought to thrive by way of the privateness revolution,” Suttles mentioned in an announcement.