Hurricane Electric strengthens presence in Asia Pacific region

Hurricane Electric, the world´s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has announced its third location in Hong Kong, further solidifying its commitment to the bustling Asian market, the company said.

The new Point of Presence (PoP), in HKCOLO, a neutral, network-dense carrier facility, is located at 8/F Sino Favour Centre, 1 On Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.

As Hurricane Electric continues to satisfy the IP transit demands of thousands of enterprises across Asia, this expansion comes at an important time in the Hong Kong region.

With the launch of Hurricane Electric´s PoP, customers of the HKCOLO and others in the area now have a variety of new connectivity options as well as the ability to improve fault tolerance, load balancing, congestion management and transit of next-generation IPv6 traffic.

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 185 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,200 different networks.