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Hurricane Electric Continues European Expansion with New Point of Presence in France at SFR Netcenter in Marseille

Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today an additional Point-of-Presence (PoP) in France, at SFR Netcenter located at 40 Avenue Roger Salengro, Marseille, 13003 France.

This new PoP furthers Hurricane Electric's commitment to France and will give customers in Southern France greater bandwidth and reduced latency through 100BaseT, 1GigE, 10Gbps, and 100GE service. Additionally, customers of SFR Netcenter will experience improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities for the delivery of both IPv4 and IPv6 access services. SFR Netcenter customers will also have the opportunity to exchange traffic with Hurricane Electric’s global network.

“Hurricane Electric is excited to offer customers in Southern France greater network connectivity options,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. With this new PoP, Hurricane Electric is well positioned to meet the increasing demand for next generation IP connectivity.”

About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 75 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,200 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.

In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

For more information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://www.he.net

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