Djibouti Telecom connects IP network with Hurricane Electric to bring high-speed IP transit to East Africa
East African leading telecom operator, Djibouti Telecom, announced today that it has joined its IP network with Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone. The connection was made at two key global Internet Points of Presence (POPs) located in Singapore at Equinix and Global Switch facilities, which have a direct path to the Djbouti Telecom’s data center.
With this new IP Transit agreement, networks and Internet Service Providers will have the opportunity to access Hurricane Electric's robust global network, which is connected to over 155 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 6,000 different networks. As a result, both new and existing customers will be able to experience increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability. Additionally, clients will also enjoy improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities in the delivery of next-generation IP services.
“The massive data growth projections for East Africa have prompted the rethink of the industry’s business model, with Djibouti Telecom focused on ensuring that Internet traffic is transported and managed across a reliable, diverse and secure network,” said Mohamed Assoweh Bouh, Director General of Djibouti Telecom. “That is why partnering with Hurricane Electric is a key element to our strategy in providing greater value and a better Internet experience to our partners and the whole value chain.”
“Hurricane Electric is excited to add Djibouti Telecom as a customer,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “We look forward to helping them provide a greater Internet experience for their customers throughout East Africa.”