AFL Acquires Optical Telecom

AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, connectivity and accessories, and a provider of network services, announces it has acquired Optical & Telecommunication Solutions, Inc. (Optical Telecom), a wireless solutions provider focused on in-building and outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), the company said.

The acquisition supports AFL´s strategy to expand its footprint across the Southwest and Southeast and complement its existing enterprise services.

From design and site survey to installation and project management, Optical Telecom provides a wide range of DAS services. Since 2001, Optical Telecom has brought wireless services to millions while increasing productivity, reducing costs and providing unprecedented coverage.

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. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company´s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.