Hurricane Electric enters South Korea

15 October 2015 |


Hurricane Electric has made its entrance into South Korea with its first connection at the Korea Internet Neutral Exchange (KINX) in Seoul.

KINX provides efficient and economical internet traffic exchange services to global carriers and ISPs, as well as CDN players, cable operators, financial institutions and government agencies.

The interconnection deal will mean these KINX customers have access to Hurricane’s IPv4 and IPv6 global internet backbone, as well as reduced latency and improved fault tolerance.

“Over the last several years, Hurricane Electric has experienced a significant demand for high speed internet transit in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Mike Leber, president at Hurricane Electric.

“This is our sixth connection in an Asian city and our first in South Korea. We hope to continue building our presence in this region in order to satisfy the demand for IP within Asia’s business markets.”

The South Korean government spent an alleged 1 trillion won ($880 million) on the IT sector in 2015, and Hurricane Electric hopes that its entrance to the country will provide much-needed connectivity options to accommodate the country’s expansion plans. 

Hurricane Electric has more than 100 PoPs worldwide with its latest launch being in Serbia in August.