Cleareon starts offering dark fiber, Ethernet to NYC-area customers, integrates Pangaea assets

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Cleareon Fiber Networks is now open for business and is providing its mix of dark and Ethernet services across its points of presence (POPs) in New York City and New Jersey, enabling the service provider to challenge incumbent telco Verizon as well as the new Altice.

The service provider’s network is positioned to be a conduit to what it says are hundreds of wired and wireless carriers, clouds, media companies, financial networks and content providers, and terminates in key data centers and Meet Me Rooms (MMR) across New York City, New Jersey and other strategic interconnection hubs throughout the Northeast.

Additionally, Cleareon completed its acquisition of the assets of Pangaea Networks, an Ethernet and fiber operator that declared bankruptcy in 2015. Cleareon, according to a Telecom Ramblings article, submitted the winning bid for Pangaea during an auction this summer.

The service provider incorporated Pangaea’s PANMetro 10G Ethernet ring offering into its product line. By acquiring the Pangaea assets, Cleareon gains network and on-building reach to address more business service opportunities. PANMetro allows customers the ability to leverage Ethernet ring technology to obtain dedicated local access.

Besides providing fiber based metro Ethernet solutions, Cleareon can convert legacy network connections to Ethernet over a wide area, stretching from Connecticut through New York to Southern New Jersey. Similar to Cleareon’s other lit services, PANMetro includes an SLA performance monitoring and assurance reporting customer portal that proactively identifies issues and reports, to the second, across circuits to improve service delivery and reduce operating costs.

Since coming on the scene, Cleareon has been adding more carrier hotels, data centers and enterprise buildings to its list of interconnection points and has near term plans to further expand its network in downtown Manhattan and across the Hudson River into New Jersey.

By extending it fiber into more locations, Cleareon is positioning itself to extend into nearby enterprise office buildings, where it can provide in-building wiring, access to carriers, content, cloud services and small-cell/DAS/cellular services. Perhaps not surprisingly what has driven the company to extend fiber into more buildings is the need for building ownwers to provide better wireless coverage in their properties.

Cliff Kane, co-CEO of Cleareon, told FierceTelecom in a previous interview that the company wants to be enable for building owners as they implement DAS systems to enhance wireless coverage for their tenants.

"We could help pick up from the building to a base station or a hub to connect to multiple carriers in multiple spots and that could be classified as a C-RAN conversation,” Kane said.

For more:
- see the release
- Telecom Ramblings has this article

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This article was updated on Oct. 10 to correct the spelling of Pangaea Networks.