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Press Release -- November 21st, 2013
Source: Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric Significantly Expands Global Internet Backbone Reach in Eastern Europe with Six New Internet Exchange Connections

New network expansion will reduce latency and router hops for Eastern European customers

Budapest, Hungary; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Bucharest, Romania – November 20, 2013 – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading colocation provider, today announced that it has further expanded its Eastern European presence by connecting to the Budapest Internet Exchange (BIX), Balkan Internet Exchange (B-IX), Bulgarian Internet Exchange (BIX.BG), InterLAN Exchange, NetIX and the Romanian Network Internet Exchange (RoNIX).

The network expansion will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities for the delivery of IPv4 and IPv6 access services. The new connections will reduce latency and router hops for Internet traffic at all five locations. Additionally, the direct connectivity paths will increase the reach of Hurricane Electric’s infrastructure and services.

“This expansion will give customers of BIX, B-IX, BIX.BG, InterLAN Exchange, NetIX and RoNIX the ability to tap into Hurricane Electric’s rich global network and experience greater bandwidth and reduced latency,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Customers throughout the globe continue to demand greater Internet options and Hurricane Electric is pleased to meet and exceed their expectations.”

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 70 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,200 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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