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BLUE BELL, Pa., Dec. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UniTek Global Services, Inc. ("UniTek" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:UNTK), a premier provider of permanently outsourced infrastructure services to the wireless and wireline telecommunications, broadband cable and satellite television industries, today announced that its subsidiary, UniTek Canada, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) engineering and construction services to over 85,000 homes on behalf of Bell Aliant, a leading Canadian telecommunications provider. The contract was awarded in late July following a competitive bidding process and is part of a $350 million capital investment that will provide FTTH connectivity to more than 600,000 homes throughout Canada by 2012. Work under this contract began in the third quarter of 2010.
"We are excited to have been chosen by Bell Aliant as a key partner in this significant fiber build," said Scott Hisey, CEO of UniTek Global Services. "With a solid track record of building FTTH services throughout North America, we look forward to sharing our expertise to support Aliant's FibreOP program. Our capabilities fit well with Bell Aliant's innovative deployment plans, and we are pleased to add another industry leader to UniTek's premier customer base."
"UniTek has a long-standing reputation as a premier supplier of FTTH services to telecommunications carriers throughout North America. Their solutions are ideal for this network expansion and for the broader Canadian communications sector as its infrastructure continues to evolve," added Chuck Hartlen, Sr. VP Customer Experience of Bell Aliant. "We look forward to a productive partnership."
About Bell Aliant:
Bell Aliant (TSX:BA-UN) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its
FibreOP™ services. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT professional services and advanced technology solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience.
About UniTek Global Services:
UniTek Global Services is a provider of engineering, construction management and installation fulfillment services to companies specializing in the telecommunications, broadband cable, wireless and satellite industries. UniTek has created a scalable operating platform, enabling each UniTek subsidiary to deliver quality services to its Fortune 200 customers. UniTek, based in Blue Bell, PA, utilizes a diverse workforce of over 5,200 deployed in over 102 locations in the United States and Canada.
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