Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Hurricane Electric embarks on massive MEA network expansion



Equinix Dubai and Djibouti Data Center turned into critical assets for IPv4, IPv6 networks across the region.

Booming global internet traffic has driven the world’s largest IPv6 provider Hurricane Electric to initiate a large expansion project in the Middle East and Africa region.

Hurricane Electric’s EMEA network. Source: Hurricane Electric

With that in mind, the company has started works to improve internet connectivity in Dubai, Djibouti, and Nairobi to support local commercial entities and government agencies digitalisation roadmaps.

Hurricane Electric has unveiled that it will build its network into Equinix’s Dubai data centre and the Djibouti Data Center, with both sites set to have connections directly to Europe and Asia, as well as within the MEA region.

In addition, the company will expand its global Internet backbone into East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi with links to both the north and the south of the continent, to further the reach of its network into Africa.

Furthermore, Hurricane Electric will also be connecting to the Djibouti IX, the Kenya Internet Exchange and UAE-IX.

Reid Fishler, Director, Carrier Services at Hurricane Electric, said: “Hurricane Electric looks forward to bringing our fast, inexpensive Internet access into these new cities and regions and to connecting to the Internet exchanges within those cities.”