EXA Infrastructure and Hurricane Electric strengthen collaboration to empower global internet connectivity

21/11/2023

EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, and Hurricane Electric, the largest IPv6 backbone in the world, today announce their joint commitment to delivering high-speed internet connectivity across Europe and the US.

EXA has been a long-standing partner of Hurricane Electric, with a focus on providing the robust infrastructure and connectivity solutions required to enable the internet to run seamlessly. EXA most recently successfully delivered services on its new Trans-Adriatic Express (TAE) route, connecting Bari to Tirana, Tirana to Sofia and Sofia to Thessaloniki.

As a result of this expanded partnership, Hurricane Electric’s customer base can expect to receive exceptional routing to all of Europe, North America, and the rest of Hurricane Electric’s rich global network. Currently, Hurricane Electric is the first international ISP in Albania that connects to the ANIX exchange, allowing for full and free peering within Albania.

Hurricane Electric is a global internet backbone with an extensive global network, which is connected to over 300 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 10,000 different networks. EXA's infrastructure network diversity has been instrumental in bolstering Hurricane Electric's operations, strengthening their connectivity capabilities, and notably expanding their reach in key regions across emerging business hubs in Europe.

Commenting on the partnership, Nicholas Collins, Chief Commercial Officer at EXA Infrastructure said: "We have a unique and strong partnership with Hurricane Electric. Our collaboration extends beyond traditional supplier-client relationships. EXA is dedicated to supporting Hurricane Electric's mission of delivering high-speed connectivity to as many customers as possible, particularly in the rapidly growing European market. This partnership not only highlights our route diversity and low latency capabilities, but also represents our shared commitment to optimising connections and enabling new opportunities in untapped regions."

This partnership is the perfect representation of EXA's role in providing unique routes, optimised connections, and enhanced redundancy options needed to enabling the success of global IP players like Hurricane Electric.

 “Our relationship has evolved significantly with the value-add EXA Infrastructure provides through unique routes, competitive pricing and unwavering support to our goals, which has been indispensable to our operations,” said Reid Fishler, Senior Director, Hurricane Electric. “The EXA team goes above and beyond demonstrating their commitment to our success as well as creating a collaborative ecosystem where connectivity can thrive for our customers."

 

About EXA Infrastructure 
Headquartered in London, EXA Infrastructure is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital and the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America and owns 142,000 kilometres of fibre network across 34 countries. EXA’s network connects 300 cities and offers 13Tier 3-equivalent data centres, with sub-sea routes that include three transatlantic cables, one the lowest latency link between Europe and North America. For more information, see exainfra.net 

 

About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 300 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 10,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, four separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa and a ring through Australia and New Zealand. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection. Connection speeds available include 100GE (100 gigabits/second), 10GE, and gigabit ethernet. Additional information can be found at http://he.net

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