Hurricane Electric Continues Expansion in the Asia Pacific Market with New Connection to the BBIX Internet Exchange in Tokyo

Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:00am EST

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Hurricane Electric Continues Expansion in the Asia Pacific Market with New Connection to the BBIX Internet Exchange in Tokyo

New exchange connection will provide additional connectivity options for the Tokyo market and strengthen Hurricane Electric’s position as the most connected Internet backbone

Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading colocation provider, today announced that it has connected to the BBIX Internet Exchange in Tokyo.

The new exchange point will provide customers of BBIX with reduced latency, improved fault tolerance, and access to Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100BaseT, 1GigE, 10Gbps, and 100GE service. Additionally, customers of BBIX will now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global network.

“Over the last year, Hurricane Electric has seen a rapid increase in growth and customer demand in the Asia Pacific region, and we are delighted to provide additional connectivity options to customers of BBIX,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “This new connection will provide lower latency, fewer router hops, and greater bandwidth for their Internet traffic and network needs.”

Just last week, Hurricane Electric announced that it was named to Renesys’ “Baker’s Dozen” list of the world’s largest Internet providers.

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 75 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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