Jersey City, NJ – IPC Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized communications and managed network-as-a-service (MNaaS) solutions for the financial trading community, has enhanced its network capabilities at seven points-of-presence (PoPs) in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. IPC’s PoPs in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Geneva, Stockholm and Zurich have been enabled to support all of IPC’s data and voice solutions. This includes access to the Connexus extranet ecosystem, latency sensitive data connectivity and MPLS corporate WAN solutions. Leveraging a unified converged infrastructure, IPC provides a comprehensive MNaaS data and voice product portfolio that is engineered to satisfy the exacting demands of the global capital markets.
The announcement is part of IPC’s continued global network expansion and enables investors both within the European Union and beyond to successfully trade equities, fixed income, FX, commodities and derivatives in the European markets. MNaaS solutions are becoming increasingly important in Europe’s highly fragmented capital and energy markets to execute a wide range of complex trading strategies, achieve business continuity, manage risk and source liquidity.
“Trading effectively in Europe’s sophisticated markets requires access to a ready-made ecosystem of market participants and connectivity throughout the trade lifecycle across multiple asset classes,” said Chris McQuade, Vice President, Network Operations EMEA, IPC. “We are delighted to offer a comprehensive managed network-as-a-service solution that empowers global investors to capture alpha in Europe’s booming markets.”
The IPC Financial Markets Network service portfolio includes the Connexus Financial Extranet and Direct Connect data services, as well as Trader and Enhanced Voice connectivity services. IPC’s Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to approximately 5,000 market participant locations in over 700 cities in nearly 60 countries.
IPC is a global provider of mission-critical network services and trading communication technology to the financial markets community. With complete focus on this sector and over 40 years of expertise, IPC provides customers with integrated solutions that support traders and participants across the entire trade lifecycle, including sell-side and buy-side financial institutions, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, clearing and settlement firms, independent software vendors, corporate finance departments, financial information exchange providers and market data providers. IPC’s offerings include a unified communications/application platform, award-winning trading positions, managed voice and data connectivity solutions, compliance technologies, infrastructure management and a suite of enhanced service offerings. IPC’s global reach extends to more than 60 countries – including a network of 5,000 customer sites over 700 cities and an installed base of approximately 120,000 trading positions deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has over 900 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. IPC’s mission is to continually innovate to support collaboration across the global financial community and address our clients’ needs in an ever-changing landscape.
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