Finnish Startup Verkotan Acquires Microsoft’s Mobile Equipment Testing Labs In Europe


Finnish startup Verkotan has acquired mobile equipment testing facilities from Microsoft in Europe. When Microsoft decided to close down Nokia R&D unit in Oulu, Northern Finland, Verkotan’s founders took this as an opportunity and decided to start a company that offers wireless performance testing for mobile devices. They last month signed a deal with Microsoft to buy its mobile equipment testing laboratories. The acquired labs has four testing chambers totalling 1,100 cubic meters, and the acquisition also includes software licensing and equipment.

”The increasing complexity of wireless devices and the Internet of Things boost the demand for testing of wireless capabilities. Our primary offering consists of OTA certification testing, operator OTA approval testing, and tailored wireless performance testing”, states the CEO of Verkotan Oy Kari Komonen.

Source: ZDNet