Hurricane Electric Expands Global Network, Adds Fourth PoP in Brazil

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One of the largest IPv6-native Internet backbone providers in the world, Hurricane Electric, has set up a new Point of Presence (PoP) at GlobeNet Fortaleza. The 333 Rua Raimundo Esteves, Fortaleza CE 60182-330 location houses the newest PoP and Hurricane Electric’s fourth location in Brazil.

GlobeNet, a supplier of wholesale telecom services in Latin America, fully owns and manages a subsea, twin ring-protected fiber optic cable infrastructure that covers more than 23,500 kilometers. GlobeNet’s network infrastructure includes cable landing stations (CLSs) in North America and South America including colocation facilities in Brazil (in Fortaleza and Rio de Janeiro).

Numerous regional ISPs as well as one of Brazil’s most significant Internet exchanges are located at GlobeNet Fortaleza. The new network PoP, which is intended to service clients in this northeastern Brazil area’s main economic zone, would be ideally placed less than six miles from the Fortaleza international airport. The new facilities, which went online in Q3 2022, include shielded subsea fiber optic cable lines across the Atlantic and a 99.99% uptime guarantee. They would also treble the amount of rack space and power that is available.

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“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.”

The large IPv4 and IPv6 network of Hurricane Electric is now available to GlobeNet Fortaleza and other northeastern Brazil clients through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet), and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. Additionally, clients at the colocation facility have access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive worldwide network, which would enable more than 30,000 BGP sessions with more than 10,000 distinct networks via more than 280 main exchange points and thousands of clients and private network peering ports.

Hurricane Electric was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Fremont, California, US. Hurricane Electric operates a large network of Internet infrastructure, including data centers, fiber optic cables, and other assets, which it uses to provide a range of Internet services to its customers.