CommScope Acquires UK Wireless Specialist
HICKORY, N.C. -- CommScope Holding Company, Inc., a global provider of connectivity and essential infrastructure solutions for wireless, business enterprise and residential broadband networks, has acquired two of the businesses of United Kingdom-based Alifabs Group to expand metro cell and small cell services and to provide additional support for European wireless operators as LTE network deployments accelerate.
In the transaction, CommScope has acquired the Alifabs Cabinets & Ancillaries unit in Yorkshire, England, which is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of enclosures for the UK telecommunications, utility and energy markets, and the Alifabs Design & Construction business in Guildford, England, which is a leading supplier of a full range of cellular monopoles, smaller streetworks towers and tower solutions in the UK. Alifabs was founded in 1957 and expanded into the telecom market in 1995, developing long-standing, deep relationships with all UK wireless operators through its unique services and custom design solutions for addressing cellular network requirements for power, planning and site acquisition.
The acquisition enables CommScope to leverage Alifabs’ unique capabilities in supporting metro cell and small cell site acquisition and power and energy requirements as wireless operators throughout Europe transition to LTE networks and beyond. Combined with its long-time leadership and expertise in radio frequency solutions through the Andrew Solutions brand, CommScope’s addition of the Alifabs businesses will help operators deal more effectively with the complexities and challenges of deploying advanced networks quickly and cost-efficiently.