In an effort to capitalize on growing demand for data traffic transport, IP backbone network operator Hurricane Electric is expanding its reach in Africa and the Middle East.
The company, best known for its data center and IP network activities in the US, has hooked its international network up to the Djibouti Data Center and Equinix Dubai, to offer expanded routes into Europe and Asia, and is connecting its IP backbone to the East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi to boost its presence in the intra-Africa data transport market. In addition, Hurricane Electric says it will be connecting to a number of Internet exchange facilities -- the Djibouti IX, the Kenya Internet Exchange and UAE-IX.
In an effort to cement its position as the gateway between Egypt and the rest of Africa, Liquid Telecom plans significant data center and network investments in the country during the next three years.
Investments are being made that will benefit the citizens of Africa, improve economies and perhaps most importantly give the people of Africa the opportunity to play their part in the Fourth Industrial revolution.