CommScope has completed its acquisition of Airvana LP, a privately-held leader in small cell solutions for wireless networks. Airvana provides 4G LTE and 3G small cell solutions. The terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
CommScope said the acquisition will expand its leadership and capabilities in providing indoor wireless capacity and coverage, an increasingly important market opportunity that is growing due to consumers’ and businesses’ insatiable demand for wireless data.
The combination of Airvana’s small cell offerings and CommScope’s distributed antenna systems (DAS) portfolio will enable CommScope to provide a broader range of solutions, addressing single-operator, single-band, low capacity environments all the way through multi-carrier, multi-technology, multi-band, high capacity environments.
Richard Lowe, Airvana’s president and chief executive officer; Vedat Eyuboglu, Airvana’s co-founder and chief technology officer; and Airvana’s existing employees, most of whom are in Chelmsford, Mass. and Bangalore, India, will join CommScope. The acquired business will continue to be headquartered in Chelmsford and will operate within CommScope’s Wireless segment.
“We welcome the Airvana team to CommScope and are excited about our future together,” said Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer, CommScope. “We will continue our efforts to innovatively help the world’s network operators address their indoor wireless challenges.”
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