AFL, which manufactures fiber optic cable, connectivity and accessories and provides network services, has acquired Optical & Telecommunication Solutions, a wireless solutions provider focused on in-building and outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
AFL said that the acquisition supports the firm’s strategy to expand its footprint across the Southwest and Southeast and complement its existing enterprise services.
“Optical Telecom has built its reputation on family values, quality installations and technical expertise,” said Sam Orendain, founder of Optical Telecom. “With this new partnership, we are now part of a global team with a great culture and a track record of success and innovation.”
“As 5G and smart building technologies gain momentum in the industry, AFL will be well-positioned to support these emerging markets given the synergies and strengths between AFL and Optical Telecom,” said Seneca Mullins, vice president of AFL’s Enterprise Services.
In 2014, AFL’s Enterprise Services launched its Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) solutions business which includes in-building wireless, small cell and Wi-Fi solutions. The HetNet business coupled with Optical Telecom’s specialized indoor and outdoor DAS capabilities will allow AFL to provide a complete enterprise solution.
Optical Telecom is headquartered in Addison, Texas and has offices in Duluth, Georgia and Houston, Texas. AFL will maintain the Optical Telecom brand as part of AFL Enterprise Services. AFL is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina and has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura of Japan.