Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a leading provider of telecommunications equipment for wireline, wireless and home networks, announced today that it has acquired the assets and business of ANTONE Wireless Corporation.
ANTONE Wireless, based in Goleta, California, designs, manufactures and markets a line of high-performance Tower-Mounted Amplifiers, Multi-Carrier Power Amplifier Boosters, and cell-site antenna sharing products. ANTONE’s products have already been approved for use by large U.S. wireless carriers to address the growing need for cell-site optimization. The market for Tower-Mounted Amplifiers and filters has been estimated by Mobile Experts L.L.C. at $260 million per year in North America. ANTONE had revenues of approximately $2 million in the 12 months ending March 31, 2012. For additional information on ANTONE’s products, visit
“We are excited to take this step forward in implementing Westell’s wireless strategy,” said Rick Gilbert, Westell’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “ANTONE brings to us outstanding engineering capabilities, valuable expertise with wireless markets, and an established line of best-in-class Tower-Mounted Amplifiers and related products that are currently being deployed to enhance 4G/LTE wireless broadband performance. ANTONE’s products directly target the cell-site optimization market, which we had identified as a key strategic wireless market segment, and significantly expand Westell’s existing array of products available to our wireless carrier customers. Westell’s supply chain capabilities and market position should accelerate the success of these products, and we expect the acquisition to be accretive to next year’s earnings.”
Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, designs, distributes, markets and services a broad range of carrier-class communications equipment, including digital transmission, remote monitoring, power distribution and demarcation products used by wireline and wireless telecommunications service providers, industrial customers, and home network users. Additional information can be obtained by visiting
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