Anite, a global leader in wireless network testing technology, has acquired Genetel SAS, a full service distributor of network testing products in France and North Africa. The acquisition is in line with Anite’s wider strategy to further expand its network testing business.

Genetel is Anite’s existing distributor of Nemo network testing products in France and French speaking North Africa. It employs 13 people based in Paris, France. Its solutions and services focus on quality management and mobile network performance and will enable Anite to strengthen its position in the French network testing market as LTE 4G networks roll out across Europe.

This acquisition will also offer a platform from which to further develop the French speaking markets in North Africa. Genetel has an experienced technical support team and offers training and consultancy services which will add to Anite’s existing network testing portfolio.

Petri Toljamo, Managing Director, Anite’s Network Testing business said: “We are very pleased to announce this strategically important acquisition. This is evidence of our strategy and commitment to expand our network testing business and strengthen our position and presence in France and French speaking Africa.

“Genetel’s experienced staff, with knowledge of Nemo network testing and customer experience monitoring tools is a perfect addition to our team of network testing professionals. The acquisition strengthens our global sales and support footprint and allows us to better serve our customers in French speaking markets. And the timing is right as the LTE 4G network roll-outs gather speed.”