Nokia Networks is buying infrastructure provider SAC Wireless for an undisclosed amount.
SAC, headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, provides infrastructure and network deployment services. The company's services include managing site development, architectural, engineering, regulatory and compliance activities for national networks, plus implementing indoor and outdoor small cells and distributed antenna systems.
Espoo, Finland-based Nokia expects the deal to increase the company’s market share in the telecom network infrastructure space. The company says that complexities surrounding site acquisition, permitting, sub-contractor availability and quality hinder network rollouts, and that its acquisition of SAC should help it address those issues.
In September, Nokia agreed to sell its handset business to Microsoft Corp. in order to focus on being a network equipment supplier.