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Nokia SAC Wireless Acquisition Increases U.S. Business by Alan Hearty

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Nokia has acquired indoor wireless specialist SAC Wireless to help boost its network deployment business and wireless network infrastructure in the U.S. SAC Wireless specializes in deploying small cells and using antenna systems to improve wireless coverage in densely-populated, public places. The acquisition should help Nokia expand into the growing small cell market, as mobile network providers have increased their focus on deploying “small cells” in buildings and urban centers and improving indoor network coverage. Nokia also stands to gain from SAC Wireless’s relationships with AT&T, Verizon and other leading North American carriers. In particular, the AT&T plan to deploy 40,000 small cells by 2015 to support Project Velocity IP (its multi-billion dollar network program) presents an optimal business opportunity for Nokia. Read more…

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Cellular Networks, Alan Hearty