InnerWireless, a provider of enterprise in-building DAS solutions, has been acquired by Black Box Network Services, a global communications systems integrator.
InnerWireless, which had $26 million in revenue last year, is the first Black Box Network Services acquisition in the in-building wireless market.
“We are very excited to merge our advanced wireless capabilities with the broad geographic footprint and deep organic resources of Black Box,” said Chris McCoy, former chief financial officer of InnerWireless, in a prepared statement. “As part of Black Box, we will be able to combine our efforts to bring our solutions to a larger, growing market.”
Headquartered in Lawrence, Pa., Black Box Network Services has 4,500 employees in 194 offices serving 175,000 clients in 141 countries.
Black Box Network Services sells, installs, maintains and remotely monitors communications systems, such as unified communications, contact centers, network security and traditional telephony. Infrastructure planning, installation, and maintenance services, from structured cabling to wireless networks is also available. and the latest in integrated networking solutions such as routers, switches, and security applications.
Large integrators are anxious to quickly expand into the expanding in-building wireless market through the acquisition of established, yet smaller, companies. The inclusion of a large integrator like Black Box into the in-building wireless milieu is reminiscent of a couple acquisitions last year. In June, H&M NetWorks, which provides Wi-Fi, unified communications, cabling and data centers, acquired In-Building-Wireless, thus giving the wireless company a nationwide network of technicians. In July, Tempest Telecom purchased Leaf Communication Services, expanding the regional DAS and in-building wireless integrator’s footprint, as well.