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Press Release -- February 24th, 2016
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Hurricane Electric Internet Services Opens First Point of Presence in Latvia

RIGA, Latvia & FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has expanded its global network with a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Latvia State Radio and Television Center (LVRTC), located at Zakusalas krastmala 1, Riga, LV-1050 Latvia.

Latvia State Radio and Television Center is one of the country's leading providers of electronic communication services, ensuring secure high-quality telecommunications solutions to all major mobile communications, internet and telecommunications operators in Latvia. Additionally, the LVRTC is Latvia's main operator of terrestrial radio and television broadcasting networks, with clients including television companies, radio stations and the country's leading electronic communications operators.

The LVRTC Data Center is located in the Riga Television Tower, a secure and protected facility considered the main telecommunication hub of Latvia. The facility is built according to TIER III data center requirements and maintains direct transit routes to several countries, including Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Russia and Belarus. The Riga Television Tower provides remote access to its servers and virtual resources arranged through direct connection to the services of all major local and international telecommunication and Internet Service providers.

Hurricane Electric's newest Point of Presence will provide customers of Latvia State Radio and Television Center with 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. They also now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or "peer," with Hurricane Electric's expansive global network, which is Jumbo Frame (9000 byte MTU) compatible.

"Based on the impressive growth of the telecommunications industry in the Baltics, Hurricane Electric is delighted to open our first Point of Presence in Latvia," said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. "This connection is our second in the region and will enable customers of LVRTC to access Hurricane Electric's rich global network through a variety of robust connectivity options. We look forward to further expanding in this important region in the coming months."

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.

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