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Flextronics Network Services Acquires JR Paulista in Brazil: Deal Expands Network Services Offering and Global Footprint in Latin America
Singapore (ots) - Flextronics Network Services today announced that it has acquired Construtora JR Paulista LTDA in Brazil, from Algar Telecom S.A, a subsidiary of the Brazilian telecommunications and agribusiness conglomerate, the Algar Group. Flextronics Network Services is a business unit of Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) and a global, independent leader in multi-vendor network services for mobile and fixed networks.
JR Paulista is a major network services supplier to the market- leading, fixed-line telecommunications carrier, Telefonica, and upon completion of the acquisition, Flextronics Network Services will continue to serve as a supplier to Telefonica in Brazil and the greater Latin American region.
In addition to increasing its global presence and headcount in Latin America, Flextronics Network Services will also expand its service offering by adding indoor site maintenance for telecommunication switches. The company will also enhance its established business of outdoor construction and maintenance of telecommunications network equipment and cabling by providing power supply and air conditioning services in the region.
"This deal strengthens our position to become the leading and independent supplier of on site network services with multi-vendor, multi-technology competencies in Latin America," said Ronny Nilsson, President of Flextronics Network Services. "We look forward to Telefonica and other industry leaders benefiting from the additional on site network services that we are now able to offer this region."
The acquisition is subject to subsequent regulatory approval.
About Flextronics Network Services
Flextronics Network Services, a business unit of Flextronics, is a global, independent leader in multivendor network services. With a broad range of network and field services for fixed and mobile operators and systems vendors, Flextronics Network Services, builds, and maintains data and telecom networks for many of the world's largest operators, equipment vendors, and enterprise customers. Flextronics Network Services has established a leading position in the global marketplace as a valued supplier of IT and communications technologies, as well as advanced 3G services. For more information, please visit www.FlextronicsNetworkServices.com.
About Algar Telecom
Algar Telecom has its headquarters in the city of Uberlandia, state of Minas Gerais, and is the holding company for the telecommunication businesses of the Algar Group. The divestment of JR Paulista, bought 4 years ago, is being made for general funding purpose.
About JR Paulista
JR Paulista is in charge of maintenance and construction of an area of the telecom network of Telefonica in the city of So Paulo corresponding to more than half a million terminals. It has performed as one of the best engineering companies serving Telefonica during the last years, following this operating company's own qualifying criteria. It is fully equipped with top technology hardware and its personnel are kept under a permanent training program.
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