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Press Release -- September 20th, 2016
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Hurricane Electric Drives Global IP Connectivity with Newest European Point of Presence in Luxembourg

BETTEMBOURG, Luxembourg--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, continues to expand its global network with the opening of its latest Point of Presence (PoP) in Luxembourg, located at LuxConnect’s DC1.1 data center, 4 Rue Graham Bell 3235 Bettembourg, Luxembourg. This is Hurricane Electric’s first PoP in the Western European country.

With one of the most robust economies in the European Union, Luxembourg has become a leader in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market through innovations in cloud data ownership, data security, and infrastructure deployment regulations. A premier fiber backbone in Luxembourg, LuxConnect has deployed more than 1,000 km of optical fiber cabling throughout the country to redundantly connect all commercial data centers and create a highly coordinated footprint of diverse routes to neighbouring EU nations. LuxConnect’s flagship carrier-neutral DC1.1 data center features redundant 2X (N+1) UPS systems, 100% renewable energy sources, and multi-tier certifications (Tiers 2, 3, and 4).

This latest Point of Presence will offer customers of LuxConnect the opportunity to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network. Hurricane Electric has over 17,000 BGP sessions with over 5,700 different networks via more than 145 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports. The new Luxembourg PoP will also provide access to the company’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports and as a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.

“We are delighted with our latest move into Western Europe’s flourishing telecommunications market,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Due to its position as a strategic ICT hub and central gateway to Europe, expanding to Luxembourg was the next logical step to meet the rising demand for high-quality IP transit at an affordable cost. With the launch of this new PoP at the Bettembourg ICT Campus, Hurricane Electric will continue to solidify its role as the leading global Internet Backbone.”

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 145 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 5,700 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, three 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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