Deal puts CTS in position to add managed services and Private Networks to its offerings
Communication Technology Services (CTS) recently announced it acquired Orlando, FL-based ClearSky Technologies. CTS provides in-building and campus wireless solutions and has deployed more than 9,000 distributed antenna systems (DAS) across the United States. The company has also been designing, building, managing, servicing and consulting on DAS projects for more than 30 years and has been a major player to real estate leaders over it long history.
ClearSky offers a variety of managed services that allow for wireless communications planning, deployment and management. It was also one of the early entrants into the private wireless network space with multiple deployments in industries like warehousing and hospitality.
With this acquisition, CTS gains a strong foundation of network solutions and expertise that is needed to successfully deploy private LTE and 5G networks. CTS’ managed services portfolio will also expand as it provides private LTE and 5G network services to the enterprise market through the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Additionally, ClearSky’s Forte product will help accelerate integrating DAS deployments into carrier networks.
“ClearSky’s managed services portfolio coupled with CTS’ national scale and long history of engineering, designing, constructing and servicing in-building wireless networks positions us to provide a valuable and inclusive suite of services to the private wireless network marketplace,” CTS Chief Executive Officer John Tegan, III said in a statement.
Two significant shifts are happening in the wireless industry—demand for greater indoor cellular coverage for mission critical applications and the ability for enterprises to deploy their own LTE and 5G networks. Now that ClearSky’s unique managed service solutions will be paired with CTS’ wireless network design and construction capabilities, the latter can now bring both public and private wireless services into any building the United States.
“The ClearSky team is very excited to join the CTS family,” ClearSky CEO Mike Roudi said in a statement. “Combining ClearSky’s product offerings with CTS’ nationwide footprint and deployment expertise will give us a massive competitive advantage in the emerging private wireless network markets.”
Roudi will join the CTS management team and lead its managed services business.
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