Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has signed an agreement to use BICS’ Pan European Network (PEN) 2.0 to connect major European cities.
In Europe, Hurricane Electric needed a high quality carrier with a large European footprint, able to deliver low latency 100GbE wavelengths. Since BICS owns and operates 9,000 kilometres of fibre in Europe with a cable landing station in Marseille accessing the Europe India Gateway (EIG) and SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable systems, it is the perfect partner to provide Hurricane Electric with a flexible, cost-effective solution to expand its backbone network.
Since the end of 2012 the BICS Pan European Network has been 100GbE ready. It allows customers to expand their IP backbone network and interconnect bandwidth intensive sites in a fully managed service model. A large range of extra features such as protection, rerouting options, upgrades and restoration, and liquid bandwidth render the solution both flexible and robust.
By Katrien Busschaert, BICS | 17 Januari 2014