New Network PoP for Hurricane Electric in Mombasa, Kenya


Hurricane Electric, one of the largest IPv6-native Internet backbones in the world, has deployed a new network Point-of-Presence (PoP) at the iColo, MBA One data center in Mombasa, Kenya. This is the second network PoP for Hurricane Electric in Kenya and its first in Mombasa.

Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya and a significant seaport for the region of East Africa, where imports of raw materials and fuel are handled. The city is a center for tourism as well as a manufacturing hub for foods and chemicals.

The iColo MBA One data center in Mombasa is a single-story, purpose-built facility with a floor area of 2,400 m2, located about 8 km from the Moi International Airport, near the entry points of all major Internet submarine cables. It would provide “reliable and reasonably priced” connectivity to the iColo Nairobi One data center.

The carrier neutral iColo MBA One is equipped with 226 racks, N+1 generators, a temperature setpoint of 24°C, N+1 CRACs with redundant power supply and built-in ATS, a 24x7x365 on-site security team, and proximity badge and biometric protection.

East African Region

The expansion of Hurricane Electric’s presence into the iColo MBA One data facility in Mombasa would provide iColo’s Mombasa based clients a variety of new 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, clients at the facility have access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive worldwide network backbone, which enables more than 20,000 BGP sessions with over 9,000 distinct networks via more than 250 main exchange points, thousands of clients, and private peering ports.

“We are thrilled to expand our presence in Kenya and provide high-speed and cost-effective IP transit for this region,” said Mike Leber, President at Hurricane Electric. “iColo’s MBA One data center will provide Mombasa’s growing economy, and the entire East African region, with a variety of new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive global network.”