Hurricane Electric deploys third PoP in Hong Kong

17 August 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Hurricane Electric has strengthened its Asia-Pacific presence with its third point of presence (PoP) in Hong Kong.

The new PoP at the neutral, network-dense carrier HKCOLO facility, located at 8/F Sino Favour Centre, 1 On Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, is the latest expansion of one of the world’s largest IPv6 internet backbones and will provide needed connectivity for the region’s growing internet economy.

“Hurricane Electric is committed to meeting the needs of Hong Kong’s burgeoning innovation economy,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric, which is stepping up its game in satisfying the IP transit demands of enterprises across Asia.

“Hong Kong has positioned itself to be an important technological hub. Our third site in the region will allow customers of HKCOLO to tap into the bandwidth and reach of Hurricane Electric’s rich global network. We are grateful for the opportunity to support them.”

With the launch of Hurricane Electric’s PoP, customers of the HKCOLO and others in the area now have a variety of new connectivity options as well as the ability to improve fault tolerance, load balancing, congestion management and transit of next-generation IPv6 traffic.

Additionally, tenants at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s vast global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,200 different networks via more than 185 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

The Hong Kong PoP also provides access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE, 10GE and GigE ports and as a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.