COMPTEL Partners with NEF on Network Planning Service

COMPTEL is partnering with NEF to offer COMPTEL members exclusive discounts on NEF’s telecom network intelligence and maps platform, and specialized consulting services.

“As the data and connectivity needs of businesses and consumers increase exponentially, it is imperative that COMPTEL’s member companies have accurate and detailed information in order to make important network investment decisions,” said Alan Hill, COMPTEL’s senior vice president for strategic business development. “By working with NEF, COMPTEL is providing its members – particularly small and mid-sized companies – access to critical information and industry expertise.”

NEF’s FiberLocator provides users with a full understanding of the fiber providers within a given area, between two points or at a single location. Comprised of data from hundreds of CLECs and facilities-based carriers, as well as hundreds of thousands of lit buildings and data centers, FiberLocator is available as a subscription-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool and an API, enabling users to overlay fiber data in their own internal systems.

“NEF is extremely excited to work with COMPTEL and its member companies,” said Steve McCarthy, NEF’s COO. “We fully understand the challenges and opportunities facing small and mid-sized carriers, and look forward to developing strong relationships with these companies to assist them as they expand their network footprints.”

NEF will host a panel entitled “Fiber Infrastructure: Network Planning Strategies” on Tuesday, October 20, at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2015 Business Expo. The panel will focus on network planning strategies that can be employed when determining whether to invest in new network construction, or maximize the value of existing infrastructure to gain market share and reach. Whether it is an indefeasible right of use (IRU), fiber swap, real estate lease for a new data center or backhaul services – network planners need to understand all the options that may be available in a given market.