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AFL acquires Alta Group/ATI Telecom and expands telecom business


November 21, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

November 21, 2012 – AFL says it has closed its acquisition of Alta Group, a provider of services for the telecom industry with operations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Alta operates in Canada as ATI Telecom International.

Alta provides a range of telecom services, including network management, network architecture, feasibility studies, project and program management, system design, detail engineering, installation, test & commissioning, frontline maintenance, network construction and premise services.

“Bringing Alta Group on board broadens our capabilities, enabling AFL to better serve the telecommunications industry in the U.S. and U.K., and significantly expand our offering into the Canadian market,” said Jody Gallagher, president and CEO of AFL.

AFL manufactures fiber optic cables and components, and provides design, project management and installation services from the States, United Kingdom, Mexico and Germany. Alta Group will continue to operate from its existing facilities.

“Further […] we are pleased that the leadership team at Alta will remain with AFL. We are looking forward to a long and mutually collaborative relationship with this very talented team,” added Gallagher.

“With the combined strengths of both AFL and Alta, the growth opportunity is tremendous. Additionally, the value proposition for our current and future customers is very compelling,” said Ron Newitt, Alta Group’s CEO.