Halo Technology Group Completes Acquisition of Skylane Optics

By Telecom Tech Outlook | Monday, February 01, 2021

The acquisition brings improved technical scope as well as expanded operating power to Halo. New product additions such as Skylane's CFP-DCO coherent product offering would boost Halo's capability of meeting increasing network capacity and fiber maximization needs for its customers.

Fremont, CA: The Halo Technology Company, the world's largest manufacturer of compatible fiber optic transceivers and high-speed cables, has declared the acquisition of Skylane Optics. With offices in Brazil, Europe, and the United States, Skylane's optical networking products enable essential voice, video and data networks for business, service providers, data center and telecommunications providers globally.

"We are incredibly excited about adding Skylane's cutting-edge product offering and their very talented team to our group," stated Matt McCormick, Chief Executive Officer of Halo. "Halo is committed to growing the Skylane business and to continue to meet the demands of its sophisticated and diverse customer base. With the added strength and capabilities derived from our platform, we expect Skylane to thrive as part of the Halo Group."

The acquisition brings improved technical scope as well as expanded operating power to Halo. New product additions such as Skylane's CFP-DCO coherent product offering would boost Halo's capability of meeting increasing network capacity and fiber maximization needs for its customers. Operationally, increased production capability, automation and manufacturing quality would benefit from Skylane's proprietary Anaconda production system. This marks Halo's third successful acquisition since 2017, following the creation of a global optoelectronics platform by London-based Inflexion Private Equity Partners.

"Halo has become the global market leader in compatible optics with the expertise to meet the needs of virtually any network architecture requirements, whether enterprise, hyperscale data center or multinational telco," stated Al Aguirre, Chairman of the Halo Technology Board of Directors. "The Skylane transaction enhances the group's abilities and further proves the value of the platform as a global growth vehicle."