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16 January 2014
BICS has signed an agreement with Hurricane Electric for the expansion of its network across Europe and the upgrading of its service to 100G.
Claimed to be the
world’s largest IPv6-native internet backbone,
Hurricane Electric will use the BICS pan-European network (PEN)
to connect major European cities, and upgrade its services to
100G to meet the increasing demand for bandwidth in the
Hurricane Electric is connected to 75 major exchange points
across the globe, and Reid Fishler, director of carrier
services at the company, said: "BICS’ PEN 2.0 is
the perfect solution to enable us to deploy high-capacity
circuits between different European cities.
"With this agreement in place, our customers will benefit from
faster internet connections between Hurricane
Electric’s core routers in Europe."
BICS owns and operates a 9,000km fibre network in Europe and
the BICS platform will allow Hurricane to upgrade and expand
with a flexible and cost-effective solution.
"Since the end of 2012 our pan-European network has been 100GbE
ready," said Johan Wouters, SVP of capacity business management
"It allows our customers to expand their IP backbone network
and interconnect bandwidth-intensive sites in a fully managed
Last November, Hurricane Electric notably increased its
presence in eastern Europe by connecting to an additional
six internet exchanges in the region.