The company says that it is the first network in the world to connect to over 5,000 IPv4 networks.

Channel Partners

March 16, 2016

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Hurricane Electric Reaches Connection Milestone

PRESS RELEASE — CHANNEL PARTNERS — Hurricane Electric (Booth 922), the world’s leading IPv6-native Internet backbone, today announced that it is the first network in the world to connect to over 5,000 IPv4 networks, establishing itself as the most connected IPv4 network in addition to its position as the most connected IPv6 network.

The impressive growth in the number of networks that Hurricane Electric has connected to can be traced to its global strategy of expanding to more countries and cities in order to provide existing customers with more direct routes while reaching new customers. As Hurricane Electric continues to extend its network throughout the world, it will strengthen its newly attained position as the most connected IPv4 network while boosting its long-held role as the most connected IPv6 network, providing robust support for the next billion people coming online. During the remainder of the year, Hurricane Electric will continue to make additional investments in its network in strategic locations across the globe.{ad}

“We’ve been applying the same principles to grow the usefulness of our network for legacy IPv4 the same as we have for our next generation IPv6 network, which has created explosive growth in the number of networks we connect to,” said Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric. “This increase will provide more direct paths to more destinations, lower latency, and increase throughput for the networks and Internet companies we serve, resulting in a better Internet experience for their customers.”

Hurricane Electric offers an intuitive BGP Tool Kit ( that analyses the BGP routing tables of large Internet networks. The tool kit features route graphs that show to whom Autonomous Systems are connected and how routes propagate. Peering relationships can be investigated to determine how routes are exchanged and how transits are handling particular routes.

About Hurricane Electric
Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv4 and IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 120 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 5,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, three 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.

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