IPC Systems, Inc., a global provider of specialised 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