Nokia buying U.S. network services firm

|About: Nokia Corporation (NOK)|By:, SA News Editor

Nokia (NOK +0.1%) is acquiring SAC Wireless, a provider of mobile infrastructure engineering, deployment, and management services, for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close in Q3.

Nokia predicts the purchase will help it grow its implementation services share. SAC has 450 employees, and boasts a proprietary process (called Engine Room) for handling large-scale deployments.

Light Reading observes the deal strengthens Nokia's presence in the growing indoor/small cell infrastructure space, and could help it make inroads with AT&T and Verizon - Nokia doesn't currently have 4G base station contracts with either.

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