Today, social media accelerates how we build our personal networks – for instance, Facebook for our friends and family networks, LinkedIn for professional networks. Good networking helps us know and do things both fast and well. Whether it’s staying plugged in with those close to us, or using our network to garner greater insights or land a new job, networks and networking are vital to achieve our goals. IPC’s Financial Markets Network and Connexus provide a similar function for Capital Markets across all aspects of the trade life cycle.
But, creating a valuable network is hard work. It takes time, energy and expertise to cultivate relationships with individuals and organizations that share your interests and standards, and then staying in touch on a regular, if not daily, basis. But that hard work is usually an investment worth making. The same goes for the underlying technology decisions.
Working closely with other leading technology and interconnection firms to build the world-class capital markets-focused network our customers demand for their global voice and data needs is ongoing at IPC. Through successful partnerships, we’ve created a more robust, resilient network capable of providing greater resiliency at high bandwidth levels to meet the most stringent customer requirements.
At IPC, our partnership with BTI is just one example where we have gotten involved early in the process to ensure enhancements made to our network specifically benefit the financial services community. Deploying BTI’s 7800 Series 100G converged network system in major financial markets continues to increase the performance and scalability of our network. By upgrading our existing fiber optic connections from 10Gig to 100Gig waves, we increased capacity tenfold, initially focused on the heavily concentrated New York area trading venues but also in European and Asian financial hubs.
Similarly, we continue to work with other equipment vendors to integrate new functionality that benefit our customers, including increased adoption of IP and Unified (voice and data) for our TraderVoice products. And we are working with monitoring companies for increased instrumentation for enhanced pro-activity that will better serve your needs.
What does this mean for capital markets firms? It means we are investing time, energy and financial resources to build and leverage the high-quality relationships with other premier vendors necessary to continually enhance and deliver the high-quality network customers want. A large-scale, mission-critical voice and data network that is globally consistent, has greater reach to the on-net locations trading firms require, and is one that can support the high bandwidth for electronic trading that today’s business demands.
Our networking is making it much easier for you to have the financial markets network that lets your firm work fast and well – a network that’s critical to accelerate success.