Hurricane Electric's PoP spree continues with 5th addition in NYC

IP transit provider Hurricane Electric has established a fifth point of presence in New York City at Telx's 111 8th Ave. data center. The new PoP will give Telx customers at that location a number of IPv6 and IPv4 connectivity options that reduce latency and router hops across global IP networks.

"Hurricane Electric is thrilled to complete its fifth PoP in New York and continue its longstanding partnership with Telx," said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric, in a news release. "This new PoP strengthens Hurricane Electric's commitment to New York and the entire Tri-State area, and will provide increased bandwidth and global network connectivity options for customers in Telx's 111 8 Ave data center."

The provider also maintains PoPs in Equinix and Telehouse facilities in New York City.

In the past year alone, Hurricane Electric has established PoPs in Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan and Vienna. In the United States, it established PoPs at the Phoenix NAP, at the C7 data center in Salt Lake City, at Neutral Path Communications in Rochester, Minn.,  and at DataCenter.BZ in Columbus, Ohio. The provider said it is connected to more than 60 exchange points, enabling it to exchange traffic directly with more than 2,900 networks.

The number of new PoPs Hurricane Electric has added to its portfolio isn't surprising considering the rapid changes in the IP transit and Layer 2 transport market segments. The provider has the largest IPv6 backbone in the world (by the number of networks connected) and continues to increase its ability to interface with various types of networks. In April, the provider purchased 100G wavelength services on three of Zayo Group's new 100G routes.

For more:
- see the release

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