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Submarine Cable Growth Forecasted at 29%

The telecom industry should expect to see continued growth in submarine cables connecting the continental United States to landing points both domestic and abroad. The FCC is forecasting a 29% annual growth rate from 2014 to 2016, a figure just 7% less than the 36% rate recorded from 2007 to …

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Safe Harbor Ruled Invalid by the EU

It’s been interesting to watch trans-Atlantic data transport becoming an emerging need for enterprises throughout the US. New revenue streams are available to US companies that expand to developed markets like the EU. However, US enterprises must prepare for certain hurdles as they pursue these new opportunities. Historically, the United …

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National Lampoon’s Network Planning Nightmares

Have you ever seen one of those “fool-proof” network deployment plans go awry? Long evenings away from home, unmanageable budget overages, missed deadlines and poor end products are just four of the “nightmare” effects of such a disaster. To help commiserate and describe a difficult network planning project, NEF found …

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Zayo Acquires Allstream, Continues Expanding Internationally

No stranger to growth, Zayo is known for its aggressive M&A strategy. What’s been interesting about Zayo’s recent moves is its increasing expansion to foreign countries. Zayo is making a concerted effort to go global, strengthening its positioning as an international service provider in countries like Canada, France and the …

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Happy Holidays from NEF

Happy holidays from the NEF team to you and yours. Relax, spend time with family and try not to work too much this holiday season! It’s our favorite time of year, so we plan to enjoy it. Here is our holiday schedule: Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24; FiberLocator support …

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Windstream Sells Its Data Centers, While CL & VZ Eye Similar Changes

In recent years, telecom carriers gobbled up data center companies as a means to acquire customers and create captive opportunities to sell complementary bandwidth services. That’s what makes Windstream Communications’s decision to exit the data center market surprising, along with the other major telcos exploring the sell-off of their data …

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Happy Thanksgiving from NEF

Happy Thanksgiving from NEF It was a fantastic year for the NEF team, and we have more to be thankful for than ever. Take a look at why 2015 was truly a banner year for our team. With a three-year, 140% growth rate, NEF was skyrocketed to #2,638 on the …

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Recap – Network Planning Strategies – COMPTEL PLUS

It was an exciting year to attend COMPTEL PLUS, and this year didn’t disappoint with panel discussions from industry thought leaders integrated into the expo hall networking hours. Attendees had the chance to attend a panel entitled, “Fiber Infrastructure: Network Planning Strategies,” moderated by NEF’s very own president and CEO, …

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USA Fiber Makes Several Dark Fiber Announcements in October

It’s been a busy month for USA Fiber, a major provider of purpose-built dark fiber networks for enterprises. On October 1st, the company announced plans to develop a seven-mile core data center ring in Northern Virginia. The underground dark fiber ring will provide connectivity for as many as 35 data …

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COMPTEL Becomes INCOMPAS

COMPTEL, the competitive networks association, announced that it will expand its advocacy and outreach to a wider range of industry sectors. In the spirit of this evolution, COMPTEL has become INCOMPAS – The Future of Competition. Presenting this eye-opening transformation at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall Expo, INCOMPAS announced they will …