July 20, 2017 —
SQUAN, a telecom infrastructure service provider, has acquired Communications Specialists, Inc. (CSI), which will not only add geography and a broader services base to support its existing clients but it will open to doors to the development of future Smart Cities.
CSI is involved in aerial and underground fiber construction services for the telecom and cable TV industry, with a focus on services in support of large and small-scale projects for Multiple Services Operators (MSOs), Internet Services Providers (ISPs) and wireless network operators
“CSI is a growing provider of services that are highly complementary to the current business in which SQUAN is engaged,” states Duane Albro, CEO, SQUAN. “Our combined companies will leverage cross-functional skills across each of our service lines as we layer new skills onto our ever-expanding geographical footprint.”
SQUAN has been pursuing the expansion of services in support of a long-term view of Smart City development and the development and operation of heterogeneous networks. CSI fulfills an element of this overarching strategy.
“We share SQUAN’s vision of becoming a complete end-to-end network infrastructure provider,” states Ken Stabler, CEO, CSI. “Together, we form a world-class company providing leading-edge solutions with an emphasis on quality and safety for our customers.”
In the coming months, the CSI brand will transition to SQUAN Fiber Infrastructure Solutions. This division of SQUAN will continue to function from its main office in Fishkill, New York. Stabler will continue to lead this organization as its president and will report to Albro.