Cleareon expands further to support New York 5G and IoT

Created January 31, 2018
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Cleareon is helping to ready New York for 5G and improved IoT connectivity with the acquisition of extra data centre network edge capacity. The new assets are bringing more than 20,000 square feet of extra metro edge data centre space to the company’s portfolio of access solutions.

The New York-headquartered firm provides services around wholly-owned fibre infrastructure and optical interconnectivity. The new assets within the New York City metropolitan area, from undisclosed sellers, come after Cleareon’s purchase of other network capacity in the city last year.

Densification
“This latest deal positions Cleareon to take advantage of densification opportunities in the NYC area,” said the company, “and provides provides additional connectivity to numerous carriers and wireless service providers”.

Supported by extra dense fibre infrastructure, roof rights and power plants, Cleareon says the acquisition offers wider interconnectivity and front-haul support for DAS, small cell and other wireless systems, such as 5G-enabled applications, the IoT and big data transport.

Cliff Kane, Co-CEO at Cleareon, said: “As with our 2017 acquisition, these assets complement Cleareon’s existing dark fibre and lit services portfolio by strengthening our position at the ‘intelligent edge’ of networking technology and service deployment.

“We aren’t simply offering dark fibre or lit services or even data centre services. We’re offering premium access solutions while readying NYC for 5G, IoT and other promising wireless-enabled applications – right now.”

Cleareon’s data centre expansion has also enabled the company to expand its cloud networking options to include a set of hybrid solutions across cloud, multi-cloud, co-location and bare metal, all provided via SSAE16/SOC1&2/PCI/ HIPAA/HITECH compliant facilities across New York City.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.