According to a number of knowledgeable sources, CommScope’s construction group is reportedly being sold to wireless turnkey solutions provider BlueStream, headquartered in Fairbuilt, Minn.
The deal is expected to close by the end of the month. A key element of the agreement was reportedly getting a major CommScope client to accept the construction group’s acquisition.
It is not known how many employees CommScope has in their services arm, but estimates from informed industry managers put the count at approximately 50.
Neither BlueStream nor CommScope will comment upon the agreement.
In 2004, Andrew Corporation, later acquired by CommScope, bought American Tower Corporation’s construction group, ATC Tower Services (ATC), with annual sales of approximately $60 million for approximately $10 million, adding 340 employees to its construction group’s ranks.
In the following years, CommScope cut back its employee count and used temporary agencies to supplement its construction crews.
“Adding ATC’s site installation expertise provides Andrew with an immediate national construction services presence and additional channel distribution opportunities for our products,” said John DeSana, group president, Antenna and Cable Products, Andrew Corporation, when the deal was announced.