Communication Technology Services, a portfolio company of Astra Capital Management, has acquired Orlando, Florida-based ClearSky Technologies, a provider of hosted infrastructure to mobile operators. No financial terms were disclosed.
MARLBOROUGH, MA, January 21, 2020 – Communication Technology Services, a U.S. provider of in- building and campus wireless solutions, has acquired ClearSky Technologies, based out of Orlando, Florida.
ClearSky offers an array of innovative managed services that enable the planning, deploying, and managing of wireless communications and was an early entrant into the private wireless network space with a number of deployments in industries such as warehousing and hospitality.
The acquisition provides Communication Technology Services a strong foundation of network solutions and expertise that is critical to the successful deployment of private LTE and 5G networks.
In addition, ClearSky’s Forte product provides a unique ability to accelerate the integration of Distributed Antenna Systems (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,” said CTS Chief Executive Officer John Tegan, III.
The wireless industry is seeing two significant shifts – the need for greater indoor cellular coverage for mission critical applications and the ability for enterprises to deploy their own private LTE and 5G networks. ClearSky’s unique managed service solutions coupled with CTS’ world class wireless network design and construction capabilities makes it possible for CTS to bring both public and private wireless services into any building in the U.S.
“The ClearSky team is very excited to join the CTS family. 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,” said ClearSky Chief Executive Officer Mike Roudi. Mike will join the CTS management team and lead its managed services business.
About Communication Technology Services
Communication Technology Services, known in the industry as CTS, is the industry leader and a trusted integrator for all major wireless service providers, having successfully deployed over 9,000 distributed antenna systems nationwide. With over three decades of history, CTS is designing, building, managing, servicing and consulting on DAS projects, large and small, across all vertical markets nationwide. Building upon its robust experience and knowledge in general contracting, project management and structured cabling, CTS has evolved into the premier provider of services for the wireless industry including DAS, wireless LAN, and private network/small cell solutions integrating public safety, commercial cellular and other wireless technologies to provide world-class communication systems. www.cts1.com