|Industry||Internet service provider|
|Headquarters||Fremont, CA, USA|
|Key people||Mike Leber, founder|
|Services||IP transit, colocation|
Hurricane Electric operates the largest Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) transit network globally, as measured by the count of interconnections (peering) to other networks. The majority of these adjacencies are native IPv6 BGP sessions. This may be determined with Hurricane Electric's BGP looking glass at http://lg.he.net.
Hurricane Electric offers an IPv6 tunnel broker service, providing free connectivity to the IPv6 Internet via 6-in-4 IPv6 transition mechanisms. The company also provides an IPv6 certification program to further education and compliance in IPv6 technology. According to Hurricane Electric's statistics, as of January 28, 2014, the company provided 73,161 tunnels spanning 175 countries via the IPv6 tunnel broker and 8,467 individuals have reached the highest level of the IPv6 certification.
According to Euro-IX, Hurricane Electric ranks 2nd in the world for the number of connections to Internet exchange points.
- Cherry, Steven (January 27, 2011). "IPv6 is Coming--Just in Time". IEEE Spectrum.
- Geoff Huston. "AS's ordered by AS Adjacency".
- Henderson, Nicole (June 6, 2011). "Hurricane Electric Launches Premium IPv6 Tunnel Broker Service". Web Host Industry Review.
- Deploy360 Programme. "Training: Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 Certification". Internet Society (ISOC). Retrieved 21 June 2012. "Hurricane Electric offers a series of free IPv6 “certification exams” aimed at helping you demonstrate your familiarity with IPv6 concepts and your ability to correctly configure IPv6 systems. Registration is free."
- "Tunnels By Country". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
- "IPv6 Sages by Region". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
- "ASNs present at 10 or more IXPs". euro-ix.net.
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