Hurricane Electric has announced that it has established a core network Point of Presence (PoP) in Fibre Centre, a network-neutral data centre and interconnection facility. Located at 770 Saint George Boulevard in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, this PoP is Hurricane Electric’s first in the province and ninth overall in the country.
Fibre Centre was established to provide a strategic access point to the numerous fibre-based submarine and terrestrial networks that pass through the Province of New Brunswick creating numerous opportunities for international as well as domestic networks. The company provides access to a variety of different networks (dark fibre, lit fibre, IP Transit, and wireless) to a diverse set of network operators, including: carriers, enterprise, research, education and government. Among other features, the 23,000 square foot facility offers six layers of physical security, N+1 redundant power and cooling, special low power rates, and the Atlantic Internet Exchange.
"We welcome Hurricane Electric to Fibre Centre and the Greater Moncton and Atlantic Canada network community," stated Hunter Newby, co-owner of Fibre Centre "Their presence in the market has already produce positive results for their business and that of the local and national businesses and we are proud to be the facilitators of this economic development for the region."
With this new relationship, customers of Fibre Centre and others in Atlantic Canada now have access to Hurricane Electric’s vast global network. The company has over 17,000 BGP sessions with over 5,800 different networks via more than 151 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports. The launch of the New Brunswick PoP will also provide access to the company’s extensive IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports and as a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability.
“Over the last several years, Hurricane Electric has been significantly expanding its network throughout Canada and we’re delighted that the launch of the Fibre Centre Point of Presence marks our ninth in the country,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “Due to New Brunswick’s position as a strategic hub for numerous fibre-based submarine and terrestrial carrier networks, working with Fibre Centre to bring next-generation IP transit to Atlantic Canada was a sound choice.”
According to recent reports, the technology sectors of both the City of Moncton and Province of New Brunswick have been flourishing, so much so that filling the thousands of vacant positions with local talent has become problematic. A number of global firms are headquartered in Moncton, including those in the gaming industry and advanced manufacturing. The City also hosts campuses for some of world’s largest companies, such as: UPS, FedEx, Royal Bank of Canada, and ExxonMobil.