Blue Bell-based QualTek Aims to Get Piece of 5G-fueled Largest Telecom Infrastructure Build

QualTek technicians out in the field.
Image via QualTek.
QualTek technicians out in the field.

QualTek, a Blue Bell infrastructure company led by CEO Scott Hisey, aims to get a piece of the 5G-driven largest telecom infrastructure build in history, writes Bob Fernandez for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The 2,000-employee company traded on NASDAQ for the first time earlier this week when it merged with a special purpose acquisition company. SPACs offer an alternative route to the public markets instead of the more common initial public offering.

Hisey founded QualTek in 2012 as his second company.

His former company, UniTek Global Services, filed for bankruptcy protection in 2014 after Hisey and several other top executives left in a dispute over its direction. Hisey wanted to diversify into wireless and fiber installations while the board wanted to continue operating primarily as a cable and satellite TV installer.

“We wanted to build a big telecom infrastructure company,” said Hisey. “And they wanted to build a big installation company.”

Now, Hisey is following his first instinct with his new company.

“We’re heading into the largest telecom infrastructure build in history,” he said. “We’re revisiting every single cell tower building out 5G. We’re building fiber everywhere.”

Read more about QualTek’s aim to get a part of a 5G-fueled telecom infrastructure build in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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