Nokia Networks Agrees to Acquire SAC Wireless
Nokia Networks today announced that it has agreed to acquire SAC Wireless, a provider of of infrastructure and network deployment solutions.
While financial details of the deal were not disclosed, Nokia Networks said in a statement that it expects to close the transaction in the third quarter of 2014, subject to closing conditions.
Ricky Corker, executive vice president of North America for Nokia Networks, said the acquisition builds on Nokia Networks' existing strengths and will help it increase market share in the network implementation space.
“With SAC Wireless’ capabilities complementing our own in-house expertise, we are well positioned to bring enhanced quality and increased end-to-end delivery efficiency to our customers. No other infrastructure provider is offering this level of proven services,” Corker said.
SAC Wireless, which employees 450 people, provides solutions for managing site development; Self-perform implementation of indoor and outdoor small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS), RF engineering and design, construction management and services, Head-End Room development, BTS installation, commissioning, and system testing / optimization; a turnkey program management of large scale network deployments including: new site builds, network modernization, site hardening and survivability, fiber to the premise, microwave implementation and pathing, operations, and maintenance.