Hurricane Electric Expands Network with 4th PoP in Brazil

Hurricane Electric, a global IPv6-native internet backbone, announced it has deployed a new point of presence (PoP) in GlobeNet Fortaleza. The PoP, Hurricane Electric’s fourth in Brazil, is located at 333 Rua Raimundo Esteves, Fortaleza CE 60182-330, Brazil.

GlobeNet Fortaleza is home to many ISPs in the region and to Brazil’s second most important internet exchange. The PoP strategically is located less than six miles from the Fortaleza international airport and is designed to serve customers in this large economic region in northeastern Brazil. The facilities that came online during the third quarter triple the number of racks and power available, with protected subsea fiber optic cable routes across the Atlantic and guaranteed 99.99 percent uptime.

Fortaleza contributes 1 percent of the national GDP to Brazil’s total economy and is a hub for the creative industry, retail, distribution and manufacturing businesses. With nearly 200 startups, this state capital is the fifth-best city for startups in the country and is nicknamed Brown Sugar Valley.

“Fortaleza’s thriving economy and proximity to trans-Atlantic cables make this PoP an excellent access point enabling Brazilian business to connect globally,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “Our fourth Pop in Brazil and fifth in South America continues our commitment to ensuring that users everywhere have access to high-speed connectivity.”

Customers of GlobeNet Fortaleza and around northeastern Brazil now have a variety of connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports.

Additionally, customers at the facility are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric’s global network, which offers more than 30,000 BGP sessions with more than 10,000 different networks via more than 280 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

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