NEF, Allied Fiber Strike Key Partnership

NEF Inc., a master agency specializing in fiber products, has struck a key partnership with dark fiber provider Allied Fiber.

NEF has agreed to take on the order processing, network verification requirements, needs-assessment and contract-finalization responsibilities for Allied Fiber. Itll also sell the New York-based companys carrier-neutral services, including long- and short-haul routes, fiber-to-the-tower and colocation.

NEF will serve as both a processing agent for orders in queue as well as a sales and marketing entity for new orders on Allied Fibers network,” said Michael Murphy, president of NEF. Allied is building a next-generation fiber route that is critical to network growth in the US, and NEF is excited to assist in executing this plan.”

NEF landed the agreement thanks in large part to its FiberLocator, a database that maps more than 100 fiber operators, 130,000 lit buildings and more than 1,200 data centers throughout the United States. Allied Fiber said also chose NEF for its nearly two decades of experience designing and deploying high-bandwidth solutions.

Allied Fiber already lets regional and metro fiber networks feed into its system, and remains in the first phase of its own new duct and fiber construction that will cover much of the East Coast.

NEF and Allied Fiber did not disclose the terms of their agreement. Sectors that will benefit from the deal, though, include submarine cable systems; large international and domestic wireline and wireless carriers; and network operators to small rural carriers, cooperatives, cable television companies and data center operators.

NEF distributes its services through franchise agents and subagents.

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