The acquisition of Comtec by ETC gives the French distributor a UK foothold as it seeks to capitalise on next generation infrastructure opportunities.
ETC’s 2,000-plus customers include American and European cable operators and telecommunications service providers, and large and small independent installers and sub-contractors.
Comtec has seven offices across the UK, Oman, Qatar, the UAE and Hong Kong.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"For Comtec, the transaction provides additional offerings for its customers, particularly in the areas of product design, technical services, supply chain management services and logistics outsourcing for telecommunications service providers," said Comtec CEO John Archer.
Cédric Varasteh, Founder of ETC Group, commented: “The acquisition allows us to significantly enhance our geographic reach and expand our range of products and technologies, particularly in the UK market where demand for value added services for telecom equipment is growing.”
Archer added: “The acceleration of fibre roll outs will create several business opportunities.”