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Press Release -- February 3rd, 2015
Source: Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric Launches Second Point-of-Presence in Singapore

As demand for IPv6 connectivity increases, Hurricane Electric further establishes its international IP backbone at Global Switch Singapore

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, today announced that it has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Global Switch Singapore, located at 2 Tai Seng Avenue, Singapore.

One of the premier data centers in Southeast Asia, Global Switch Singapore is a Point of Presence for major Asian sub-sea cable networks, providing access to all sub-sea cable systems landing on the island. The modern facility also employs eight cooling towers that provide 1,000m2 watts of cooling as well as advanced security and fire protection. Hurricane Electric is helping to meet the increasing demand for connectivity in the Asian market by offering customers of Global Switch Singapore increased network capacity through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet), GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 100BaseT network connections. These customers also now have the chance to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global network.

Hurricane Electric’s newest PoP also provides either copper or fiber Internet connections via copper 10/100/1000 base T or fiber at 850nm (multimode), 1310nm or 1550nm (singlemode). Ultimately, Hurricane Electric employs a resilient fiber-optic topology that enables customers to experience improved fault tolerance and lower latency.

“Already established in 20 US states and 22 countries around the world, Hurricane Electric is delighted to strengthen its international footprint with a new Point of Presence at Global Switch Singapore, our fifth in East Asia,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Having deployed IPv6 in 2001, Hurricane Electric was one of the first companies to recognize the size and speed advantages that this protocol offers to the business community. Since that time, we have provided IPv6 as a core service so that every customer can utilize IPv6 connectivity as well as classic IPv4 connectivity, if they desire.”

With an International backbone that circles the globe, Hurricane Electric has IP transit paths crossing North America and between the U.S. and Europe, as well as continually expanding rings in Europe and Asia.

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 90 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,600 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. 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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