Djibouti Telecom connects its IP network with Hurricane Electric

12 June 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

East African telecom operator Djibouti Telecom has today announced that it has joined its IP network with Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native internet backbone.

With the new connection, customers of East Africa’s major IP transit providers will have access to Hurricane Electric’s expansive global network, which is connected to over 155 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 6,000 different networks.

The connection was made at two key global Internet Points of Presence (PoPs) located in Singapore at Equinix and Global Switch facilities, which have a direct path to the Djbouti Telecom’s data centre.

“The massive data growth projections for East Africa have prompted the rethink of the industry’s business model, with Djibouti Telecom focused on ensuring that Internet traffic is transported and managed across a reliable, diverse and secure network,” said Mohamed Assoweh Bouh, director general of Djibouti Telecom. “That is why partnering with Hurricane Electric is a key element to our strategy in providing greater value and a better Internet experience to our partners and the whole value chain.” 

With this new IP transit agreement, networks and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will have the opportunity to access Hurricane Electric's robust global network. As a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability. Additionally, clients will also enjoy improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities in the delivery of next-generation IP services. 

“Hurricane Electric is excited to add Djibouti Telecom as a customer,” added Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “We look forward to helping them provide a greater Internet experience for their customers throughout East Africa.”  

Topics: Djibouti Telecom, Africa, Hurricane Electric, IP, backbone, PoP, Equinix, Global Switch. Mohamed Assoweh Bouh, Mike Leber