Avaya sells cabling division

Avaya has sold its Connectivity Solutions (ACS) arm to CommScope for $263m.

Avaya has sold its Connectivity Solutions (ACS) arm to CommScope for $263m.

CommScope specialises in broadband coaxial cable for Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) applications. The Avaya ACS division will complement its offerings and brings enhanced global opportunities to the company in the enterprise Lan business.

CommScope spokeswoman Betsy Lambert said Avaya ACS customers can rest assured that as CommScope takes over, the company intends to continue to support and develop the ACS Systimax structured connectivity solutions.

The ACS Systimax offering is a single network cabling solution which integrates voice, video and data on one network. Lambert added that the company anticipates little changes in terms of personnel and operation.

Avaya has been searching for a buyer of ACS since February 2002. According to Avaya spokesman Renaldo Juanso, ACS makes a nice complement to CommScope and the move to sell the division is a strategic one.

Carly Suppa writes for ITWorldCanada.com

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