UST acquires telecom engineering firm MobileComm

31 August 2023 2 min. read
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UST, an Orange County-headquartered IT consultancy, has acquired MobileComm, a Dallas-based telecom engineering firm.

Founded in 2002, MobileComm has 1,300 employees across operations in the US, India, and Canada. The firm’s wireless engineering experts support communications service providers (CSPs) with initiatives in network modernization, 5G network rollout, network performance enhancement, RF engineering, private cellular networks, and Open RAN.

UST’s acquisition of MobileComm will strengthen its telecom practice and allow it to merge its capabilities in cloud and devsecops with MobileComm’s wireless engineering capabilities to provide unique offerings to CSP clients. The deal will also enable UST to bring industry-curated 5G use cases to CSPs, helping them unlock new monetization opportunities.

“We believe this strategic move will further empower UST to continue developing our wide range of compelling solutions in the telecommunications sector,” said Aravind Nandanan, general manager, telecommunications, UST. “We are now better positioned to leverage our existing technologies and client relationships to expand the scope of our offerings and deliver bespoke solutions that accelerate digital transformation. UST will build upon this momentum by continuing to invest in the network engineering space.”

UST acquires telecom engineering firm MobileComm

UST was founded in 1998 and has 30,000 employees in 30+ countries, including 20,000 in India. The private company is owned by the Chandaria family, Indian-origin industrialists based in Kenya. The Chandaria family also owns the Comcraft Group, a conglomerate of steel, plastics, aluminum, and manufacturing businesses with a presence in 40+ countries.

UST delivers services across IT strategy, implementation, and operations; experience design; proprietary products and platforms; and digital transformation.

"UST has earned a reputation as a key driver of innovation across a number of sectors, and we are excited to join them as we look to leverage the assets and experience of MobileComm to continue building on UST's success in the telecommunications industry," said Harvinder Cheema, CEO of MobileComm.

UST earlier this year expanded its Canadian presence with the acquisition of Prodigy Labs, a Toronto-based IT consulting and staffing firm.