LONDON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of voice and electronic trading communications solutions to the global capital markets, has today announced the completion of the latest phase of investment in its European network, reaffirming its commitment to this region. The global financial markets network optimisation programme has been built around connectivity into new exchanges and markets – including NASDAQ OMX Nordic and Turkey - as well as providing upgraded and extended routes to Russia.
IPC's investment is also apparent in the expansion of its core London metro infrastructure, with an increase in network capacity at all existing venues, including a fivefold increase at Slough Equinix, as well the addition of new venues such as London Telehouse East and New Inn on Goswell Street, bringing IPC to a total of ten on-net co-location facilities in this area.
IPC's Direct Connect service, over the upgraded European network, offers customers faster and more direct access to global exchanges, enabling customers to comply with best execution policies and take advantage of opportunities in emerging markets.
"The strategic enhancements to our infrastructure are driven by our commitment to support our global customers, offering them faster and more direct access to where they wish to trade," says Richard Petrie, vice president, Network Operations EMEA, IPC.
"Turkey and Russia are two of the fastest emerging and highest performing markets in EMEA. These are examples of capital markets which are beginning to attract serious international investor attention, establishing themselves as increasingly important hubs for the financial trading community."
The IPC Financial Markets Network is an expansive global network that is designed for voice and electronic trading and caters exclusively to the exacting demands of capital market participants. It supports and connects over 200,000 traders worldwide by reaching virtually every trading destination around the globe.
IPC Systems, Inc. offers high and low touch trading communications solutions to the global financial trading community including the top investment banks, hedge funds and investment managers in established and emerging markets. With a 100-percent focus on this sector and nearly 40 years of expertise and an unrivaled record of innovation, IPC provides customers with unified solutions that support collaborative voice trading and real-time electronic trading and market data connectivity. IPC's market-leading offerings include the first unified communications/application platform, award-winning hard and soft turrets and electronic connectivity services. IPC's global reach extends to more than 58 countries – including a Financial Extranet of 4,000 on-net locations in over 700 cities and more than 115,000 turrets deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 1,000 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.
SOURCE IPC Systems, Inc.