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Meet Us at Channel Partners Evolution

Heading to Channel Partners Evolution in Washington this coming August? It’s a top communications industry event for VARs, agents, indirect sales organizations and systems. NEF will be exhibiting at the event, and we’re excited to meet everyone who swings by. Be sure to come say hello at booth H35 and …

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Zayo Wins $50M, 20-Year Dark Fiber Contract

Recent headlines for the Zayo Group have focused on the expansion of an Atlanta data center and their acquisition of Allstream. Now the Colorado-based carrier can add a major dark fiber network deal to the news feed – a 20-year, $50 million contract. A major unnamed carrier has chosen Zayo to complete a dark fiber …

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NEF Telecom Talk – Zero-Trust Networks

Topic: Zero-Trust Networks Guest: Michael Joseph, President & Owner, Technium Due to recent security breaches, IT professionals are turning to a network design with no “trusted” or “secure” areas, built on the assumption that every element of a network could be a source of risk. We sit down with Technium’s …

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Google Fiber Goes Wireless, Avoids Overbuilding Fiber

Alphabet’s goal of delivering better, faster fiber to households throughout the country has gained a lot of media attention. The Google Fiber project is already in major markets like Atlanta, Kansas City, Austin and Nashville. The company plans to enter major markets across the West Coast (San Francisco, San Diego …

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Windstream Extends Fiber to Carrier Hotels and POPs

Windstream may have sold off its data center holdings, but the service provider isn’t exiting the market. With connections to over 50 data centers, Windstream is looking to expand its fiber to even more data centers and carrier neutral facilities. With major expansion plans for the next two years, Windstream …

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NEF Telecom Talk – Network Diversity

Topic: Network Diversity Guest: John Pomposello, Vice President, NEF Today, most enterprise organizations have moved toward cloud-based applications for key business operations, including CRM and VoIP. That makes data connectivity the lifeblood of an enterprise organization and a major factor in the customer experience. Network diversity is essential to ensuring …

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Enterprise and SaaS Migration & the Hybrid Cloud Market

When many IT professionals think of the cloud, the first thing that often pops into their mind is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment in a public clouds – services like email, CRM, HR and collaboration tools. That’s a good option for services that need to be easily accessible and don’t have …

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NEF Telecom Talk – Factory vs. Enablement

Topic: Factory vs. Enablement Guest: Mike Murphy, CEO, NEF Today’s chief information officers are left to address two main service categories: 1. Factory costs – required infrastructure like email servers and storage 2. Enablement costs – high-value projects like automation that help to drive the business forward We sit down …

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NEF Telecom Talk – Contract Negotiation

  Topic: Contract Negotiation Guest: Mike Murphy, CEO, NEF What goes into the process of contract negotiation? Are service providers willing to negotiate on provisions? In this episode, we’re joined by NEF’s CEO, Mike Murphy, to review this pressing issue and provide tips, trends and advice for enterprises so they …

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Telecommunications Billing: The Story Behind Surcharges

Price compression and competition in the telecom market has created many opportunities for enterprises. Not only are telecom providers vying to provide the lowest prices possible, but they’re also working to improve bandwidth, latency and options to provide the best products on the market. But the drive to decrease costs …