Hurricane Electric’s latest European PoP goes live

23 September 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Hurricane Electric has expanded its global network by opening its latest point of presence (PoP) in Luxembourg’s premier data centre, LuxConnect, its first in the country.

Customers of LuxConnect’s DC1.1 data centre, situated at 4 Rue Graham Bell 3235 Bettembourg, will gain access to Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6-native network through 100GE, 10GE, and 1GE ports. LuxConnect has deployed more than 1,000km of fibre-optic cabling throughout the country.

“We are delighted with our latest move into Western Europe’s flourishing telecommunications market,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. In July, the company launched its first African PoP and one month later opened a PoP in Wyoming.

“Due to its position as a strategic ICT hub and central gateway to Europe, expanding to Luxembourg was the next logical step to meet the rising demand for high-quality IP transit at an affordable cost. With the launch of this new PoP at the Bettembourg ICT Campus, Hurricane Electric will continue to solidify its role as the leading global internet backbone.”

Hurricane Electric has over 17,000 BGP sessions with over 5,700 different networks via more than 145 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.