CCMI, a unit of Simplify Compliance, is adding fiber location services to its roster by buying NEF’s FiberLocator, an online fiber mapping database used by service providers and businesses. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
It appears that this acquisition, which is the second Simplify Compliance has made since Leeds Equity Partners invested to form the company in December 2016, is part of a broader growth strategy.
FiberLocator has developed a colocation database with detailed maps and information on hundreds of facilities-based carriers, thousands of data centers and hundreds of thousands of on-net buildings.
The database consists of hundreds of carriers and nonstandard fiber network providers all over the country. With FiberLocator, enterprises and service providers can get up-to-date information on a number of key products: dark fiber, optical services, data centers and lit buildings.
This kind of information is in high demand not only to businesses but also service providers that are looking for interconnection partners outside of their regions. Tools like the one FiberLocator offers will give service providers a more effective way to track where fiber is available in buildings that it needs to fulfill an out-of-region requirement for a larger multilocation customer.
Acquiring FiberLocator makes sense as it will complement CCMI’s well-established set of software tools that focus on three key areas: cost management, revenue assurance, and network engineering. FiberLocator will partner with NEF in the future to provide optimal coverage for customers. CCMI will be retaining the FiberLocator staff, bringing their years of expertise to the growing CCMI team.