Hurricane Electric Adds Point of Presence at GTT in Halifax

Hurricane Electric, the world´s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has announced that it has added Point of Presence (PoP) at GTT Halifax located at 7071 Bayers Rd., Halifax NS B3L 2C2 Canada, the company said.

Recently, Halifax was identified as a top tech center in Atlantic Canada, boasting more than 10,000 tech workers, representing 5.1% of total employment in the area, a nearly ten percent increase in tech talent over the last five years and a labor quality rating of A-.

The new PoP is in close proximity to downtown Halifax and will provide enterprises and residential IP providers in the greater Halifax area with improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management in the delivery of next generation IP connectivity services.

Customers of GTT now have a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric´s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, customers are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric´s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,800 different networks via more than 220 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected more than 220 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,800 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the US and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia.