As originally published on TelecomNewsroom
Leading infrastructure service provider, SQUAN, has announced the acquisition of Osmose Communication Services (OCS) from its parent company Osmose Utilities Services. Osmose is known as a leader in pole engineering, maintenance and deployment services to utilities throughout the U.S., while OCS provides transport engineering, outside plant delivery services, program management, and staffing solutions to telecommunications companies and electric utilities.
When reached for comment, Chief Executive Officer of SQUAN, Leighton Carroll, stated, “SQUAN has had a long-standing and positive relationship with Osmose.” He went on to say that “Osmose is a leader in the utilities space and we saw value in the talents of the OCS people. We viewed this acquisition as an opportunity to strengthen our relationship while SQUAN continues to grow its capabilities. SQUAN is excited to bring OCS services to the northeastern corridor. Furthermore, SQUAN will be expanding its services across the existing OCS footprint. This will allow SQUAN to provide unique services to the wireless, wireline, cable, and enterprise markets.”
Moving forward, the OCS brand will be renamed SQUAN Transport Services, with this new division of SQUAN continuing to operate from its offices in Conway, Arkansas; West Monroe, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; Miami and Tampa, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Durham, North Carolina. Andy Blackwell, Vice President of Transport Services, will continue to lead the organization and report directly to Keith Pennachio, SQUAN Senior Vice President.
Pennachio believes the move will be advantageous to SQUAN customers. “Given the ongoing and future demand for transport and outside plant services, our acquisition of OCS is a strategic decision we believe will further strengthen the SQUAN portfolio to the benefit of our clients,” he commented.
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