Hurricane Electric has announced that it has made its first connection in South Korea at the Korea Internet Neutral eXchange (KINX), located at 5F, Daelim Acrotel, 467-6, Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Established to provide seamless traffic internetworking among ISPs, KINX furnishes highly efficient and economical Internet traffic exchange services to major ISPs and global carriers as well as CDN operators, cable operators, financial institutions and government agencies.

In addition to providing increased network capacity through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports, this latest expansion by Hurricane Electric will provide customers of KINX with reduced latency, improved fault tolerance and access to Hurricane Electric’s robust IPv4 and IPv6 global network where they now have the opportunity to exchange IP traffic, or “peer.”

With the South Korean government reportedly spending 1 trillion won (around $880 million) in 2015 on IT-related industries, including: Internet of Things (IoT), smart cars, and intelligence robots, Hurricane Electric’s newest Internet Exchange will provide much needed connectivity options to accommodate the country’s expansion plans.

Hurricane Electric has over 100 PoPs worldwide, providing high quality transit at an affordable cost. The company’s premier dual stack network can deliver wirespeed 10GE IPv6 transit on the same port as existing IPv4 transit, resulting in seamless data transmission for Asian Pacific companies that are currently employing IPv4 for their business needs.

 “Over the last several years, Hurricane Electric has experienced a significant demand for high-speed Internet transit in the Asia Pacific region,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “This is our sixth connection in an Asian city and our first in South Korea. We hope to continue building our presence in this region in order to satisfy the demand for IP within Asia’s business markets.”