NEF Webinar

Benefits of FiberLocator
Broadcast Date : Thursday, April 7, 2016

The FiberLocator online application gives you on-demand access to telecom network and colocation information: fiber optic network locations, telecom carrier information, and even specific data center and on-net building information.  Built by the network planners and procurement specialists at NEF, FiberLocator greatly streamlines your workflow and saves considerable time and resources in the search for fiber optic maps, lit buildings and data centers.
FiberLocator benefits carriers in two key ways.  Carriers who subscribe can get direct access to network information for procurement, identify areas for network growth and validate networks.  Carriers who choose to list their assets benefit from the outward visibility FiberLocator provides into their network to everyone else in the procurement community.
This webinar will provide an overview and product demonstration of NEF’s online network research application, FiberLocator.  We will also discuss the new INCOMPAS members-only program, which provides affiliated carriers and industry vendors discounted rates on FiberLocator Online as well as consulting services. 

About the Speakers:


Mike Murphy, CEO, NEF, 617-597-6777
Leadership, performance and collaboration have been the themes of Michael Murphy’s 20 year telecom career. Murphy brings nearly two decades of sales and management experience to NEF, with 15 years working directly with dark fiber, high capacity optical networks and data centers. He has extensive first-hand experience with network planning, design and implementation as well as forming and cultivating strategic alliances and C-level vendor relationships throughout the nation.
As CEO at NEF, Murphy is responsible for the strategic growth of the company as well as optimizing the performance of NEF’s business units: consulting, brokerage solutions, capital advisement and NEF’s rapidly growing FiberLocator platform, the fiber optic maps research database cataloging high capacity optical providers and data centers. Murphy has negotiated contracts and facilitated deals with nearly all the major national carriers and has successfully developed regional assets to round out NEF’s service offerings. He brings his experience working with numerous Fortune 1000 companies as well as small outfits to offer diverse and inventive strategies for any size business. He leads NEF with an emphasis on personalized service for each client and a solutions-based approach to network planning.

Quickly realizing the need in the market to access detailed fiber maps for both metro and long-haul networks, NEF launched FiberLocator, which has become one of the most comprehensive mapping resources for identifying dark fiber and lit services.
Murphy is a frequent industry speaker and panelist and his articles have been published multiple times in trade publications. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth is also a co-founder of Wicked Bandwidth, a Boston-based internet service provider. 


Steve McCarthy, COO, NEF    , 617-597-6767
With over 24 years in the telecom industry, Steve McCarthy is a well-respected strategist, operations executive and business development catalyst. Steve has a diverse telecommunications background including experience at small telecom outfits as well as having achieved a top 5 sales region for industry giant MCI. Steve has helped lead NEF to impressive year-over-growth in revenue and profitability, and has pioneered the effort to make fiber network maps and data such as lit buildings and data center locations commercially available with the launch of the FiberLocator.

As partner and Chief Operating Officer at NEF, Steve is responsible for the strategic growth and delivery of NEF’s brokerage solutions as well as NEF’s rapidly growing FiberLocator platform, the fiber optic maps application cataloging high capacity optical providers and data centers. Steve steers the development and data integrity of FiberLocator, and under his direction, FiberLocator has amassed mapping data for nearly 300 network providers and currently maps in approximately 500,000 lit buildings and carrier PoPs as well as approximately 7,000 data centers.

In all areas of leadership at NEF, Steve leverages his experience and relationships with partners and providers on the regional and national level to bring even greater strength and diversification to NEF’s offerings. Along with his operations focus, Steve remains an integral part of the design and deployment of high cap network solutions for clients and a key subject matter expert in NEF’s growing consulting practice. Steve is a member of COMPTEL and is a regular presenter and speaker on topics relating to fiber optics mapping and intelligence platforms. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from Norwich University, Military College of Vermont and is also a co-founder of Wicked Bandwidth, a Boston-based internet service provider. 

Jaime Mahoney, Account Manager, NEF, 617-597-6778
Jaime joined the NEF team in December of 2014 as the Account Manager for FiberLocator.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from Hofstra University in 2008.  Prior to entering the world of telecom, Jaime worked in real estate and medical malpractice law, event planning and wholesale fashion.  Jaime’s focus at NEF is on providing customer support for all FiberLocator accounts as well as streamlining the onboarding and training process for new FiberLocator users.  She acts as the go-to resource for all existing FiberLocator customers to provide live training sessions, process payments and update billing information, respond to technical questions and issues and manage user lists for Enterprise accounts.  Jaime provides live demonstrations of the tool and conducts Single Snapshot web sessions for potential customers.  She is also available to facilitate conversations between users and our professional services team on researching and quoting new telecom and colocation projects.  She is also able to connect FiberLocator customers and potential customers to our team of developers in regards to our API subscriptions.  Jaime is available via phone, e-mail or the FiberLocator Live Chat feature. 
Primary Audience: Carriers:  sales executives, as well as anyone involved in network planning.
What takeaways should attendees get from this webinar?
  • The benefits of using FiberLocator for internal use
  • Free marketing exposure by listing maps
  • The NEF product discounts available to INCOMPAS members
  • NEF's other service offerings

This Webinar is produced by NEF Fiber and NEF Fiber is solely responsible for its contents. Please be aware that INCOMPAS does not control, endorse or guarantee the accuracy of the information presented in the webinar or any products promoted in the webinar. INCOMPAS reserves the right to refuse any company’s request to participate in the INCOMPAS Webinar program.