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Press Release -- February 15th, 2016
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Hurricane Electric Internet Services Expands Global Network Into The Baltic States with New Point of Presence in Lithuania

PoP at Data Logistics Center will meet the growing demand for high-speed connectivity in Lithuania’s booming Information and Communications Technology Sector

VILINIUS, Lithuania & FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today its latest Point of Presence (PoP) at Data Logistics Center (DLC), Juozapaviciaus str. 13, Vilnius LT-09311 Lithuania.

Data Logistics Center is one of the largest data communication and data center operators in the Baltic region. DLC provides its customers with robust data protection services along with several methods for secure data transfer. Information is safeguarded within the Data Logistics DATA INN data center. Through its agreement with Energijos Tiekimas, DLC is also able to utilize certified green electricity.

According to recent reports, Lithuania’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is rapidly expanding and Lithuania has the most robust fiber network in the European Union. Additionally, some of the world’s leading technology companies have expanded into Lithuania, such as Google and Uber, and the country is host to thirteen of the twenty largest IT companies in the Baltic States.

With this new PoP, Customers of DLC and those within the Greater Vilnius area will have direct access to Hurricane Electric’s robust IPv4 and IPv6 network as well as increased network capacity through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. DLC customers will also now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global network, which is Jumbo Frame (9000 byte MTU) compatible. Additionally, those taking advantage of Hurricane Electric’s offerings will also experience increased capacity, more reliability and reduced latency in the delivery of next generation IP services.

“Hurricane Electric is thrilled be expanding to Lithuania and is well positioned to meet the needs of its burgeoning ICT sector,” said Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric Internet Services. “Over the next couple of months, Hurricane Electric looks forward to announcing additional investments in network expansion in this vital region.”

About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 120 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 4,300 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.

In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

For more information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://he.net

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