Hurricane Electric launches Latvian PoP

24 February 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe

Hurricane Electric has extended its global network to Latvia with the launch of its first PoP in the country.

The PoP will provide Latvia State Radio and Television Center (LVRTC) customers with access to Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 network via 100GE, 10GE and GigE.

“Based on the impressive growth of the telecommunications industry in the Baltics, Hurricane Electric is delighted to open our first Point of Presence in Latvia,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric.

LVRTC is one of the country’s leading providers of electronic communication services, ensuring secure high-quality telecommunications solutions to all major mobile communications, internet and telecommunications operators in Latvia. It is also Latvia’s main operator of terrestrial radio and television broadcasting networks.

The LVRTC Data Center is located in the Riga Television Tower, which provides remote access to its servers and virtual resources arranged through direct connection to the services of all major local and international telecommunication and Internet Service providers.

"This connection is our second in the region and will enable customers of LVRTC to access Hurricane Electric’s rich global network through a variety of robust connectivity options. We look forward to further expanding in this important region in the coming months,” added Leber.

With Hurricane Electric’s latest PoP, LVTRC customers will also have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or peer, with Hurricane Electric’s expansive global network, which is Jumbo Frame (9000 byte MTU) compatible.

The facility is built according to TIER III data center requirements and maintains direct transit routes to several countries, including Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Russia and Belarus.