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IPC Accelerates Global Expansion by Enhancing Network Capabilities in Strategic US Markets

Solution to Empower Buy Side Firms, Regional Banks and Ratings Agencies in IPC’s Diverse Financial Ecosystem

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 in five strategic markets across the United States. Additional IPC points-of-presence (PoPs) in Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta and the District of Columbia metropolitan area have been enabled to support all of IPC’s MNaaS solutions. This expansion includes access to the Connexus extranet marketplace, latency sensitive Ethernet connectivity and MPLS corporate WAN solutions. Leveraging a unified and converged infrastructure, IPC provides a comprehensive and secure MNaaS data and voice product portfolio that is engineered to address the exacting demands of the global capital markets.

The announcement is part of IPC’s continued efforts to expand its global network and enable capital market firms located throughout the United States to rapidly execute on a wide range of complex cross asset class trading strategies, design business continuity solutions, manage risk and source liquidity. MNaaS solutions are being deployed to address multimodal communications, collaboration and connectivity requirements across the entire capital markets ecosystem of liquidity vendors, banks, brokers, pension funds, foundations, endowments, family offices, corporate treasuries, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies. MNaaS solution adoption continues to grow and play an increasingly vital role for asset managers, hedge funds, proprietary trading and private equity firms allowing them to focus on their core competencies by essentially outsourcing their communications infrastructure.

“A managed network-as-a-service solution offers trading firms adaptive, on-demand cross asset class connectivity solution throughout the portfolio of trade lifecycle services,” said Tim Carmody, Global Head of Product Management, IPC. “We are excited to continue to expand our comprehensive MNaaS solutions to buy side firms, regional banks and other market participants throughout the globe to serve their trade execution, risk mitigation and liquidity management needs.”

The IPC Financial Markets Network service portfolio includes the Connexus Financial Extranet, Direct Connect and MPLS WAN data services, as well as Trader and Enhanced Voice connectivity services. IPC’s Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to more than 5,000 market participant locations in over 700 cities in nearly 60 countries.

About IPC

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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