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EF&I services

Engineer, Furnish and Install (EF&I)

Helping you achieve maximum network uptime

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At AFL, we understand the challenges facing service providers today, and we know what it takes to help your network achieve maximum uptime. We offer end-to-end solutions for central office with our EFI&T (engineer, furnish, install and test) services. These services, in conjunction with AFL’s product offerings, are why the leading communication providers turn to us. Our technical capabilities and widespread resources allow AFL to install networks worldwide in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

With over two decades of installation experience, AFL’s people are familiar with all types, and manufacturers, of equipment and systems for communication networks. In the U.S., we can manage individual applications or use our national accounts group for customers requiring multi-regional, certified installations.


AFL has a staff of highly trained professionals who perform quality audits on every project. Our experts dedicate themselves to ensuring our customers get the quality they expect and need to meet the demands of their end-users. We are committed to providing superior services. AFL also participates in the Quest forum and holds TL9000 certification.

Fiber Characterization

AFL is a full service fiber characterization provider. We use only trained, seasoned professionals in this critical building block of the modern communication network. By providing a suite of testing procedures that are the most thorough in the industry, we will ensure the long term success of your network.

With custom solutions that work for you, AFL provides detailed reports in our own formats or in a format that is tailored to your needs. In addition, AFL will provide custom solutions such as patch installation and fiber repair for anomalies found in the central office.

Engineering Services

AFL’s team of engineers provides design and execution services required to ensure your network implementation is completed right and on time. We offer a full turnkey solution which includes site surveys, engineering services and network documentation. With end-to-end capabilities, AFL can implement all phases of the modern communication network. Our engineers ensure your success with the right materials and right design every time. 

Wireless Backhaul

AFL's wireless team services the carrier, utility, OEM and tower company industry markets for mobility, microwave and fixed mobile applications. Our wireless service provides comprehensive, single-source solutions to design, implement, operate and maintain wireless sites and multi-site networks. With over 30 years of industry experience, our full-service professional engineering and management teams have managed thousands of network sites across the country for leading wireless companies, including PCS, broadband, two-way radio, fiber, satellite and microwave networks.


AFL supplies any level of materials that your network requires. We provide the highest quality installation materials which make requisition and delivery a stress-free component in your project planning and implementation cycle. Our team of materials acquisition specialists combined with our distributed warehouse facilities are the key to reaching your network’s optimal capacity.


At AFL, we use our distributed warehousing network and logistics professionals to remove one of the most difficult portions of a project’s lifecycle: logistics. When you choose AFL as your partner, you no longer have to worry about delivery, assembly or distribution of your network hardware because we have it covered.


AFL’s installation craftsmen take pride in building your network to the highest industry standards. Our team follows Bellcore standards as well as customized solutions to meet your internal standards and practices. 


A quality deployment is not complete until the network is operating to the specifications of the equipment providers. AFL’s highly trained professionals will certify your network until it meets the exact design criteria and network architecture requirements.

Site Audits

Operating a network is often challenging in today’s complex and fast moving environment. By partnering with AFL, you can rest assured that the records in your facility are complete and accurate. We will ensure your provisioning system matches what is in your network by identifying open and stranded capacity. Your capital dollars can be directed to critical needs within your network.


AFL can remove obsolete equipment from your technical facilities to allow conversion to modern network environments. Partner with AFL and let us help you make the most efficient use of your technical space.

Rack and Stack

AFL has the capabilities to rack and stack equipment into cabinets or racks in your facility or ours. Let us take your challenge of acquiring routers, servers, power systems, etc. for installation by our technicians in the correct order. We can supply the rack or cabinet for a true turnkey solution.

Outside the Facility

AFL has a specialized team ready to turn the challenge of working outside the central office or data facility into a successful project. If you need equipment in a CEV, pedestal, or VRAD, we can do it. From power systems to DSLAM equipment to the latest 5G equipment we deliver for you.

Contact AFL

+1 (800) 235-3423

+1 (864) 433-0333