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LeveL ATS announced today that Mantara, Inc., a leading provider of advanced technology solutions and ultra-low latency direct market access has connected to LeveL ATS, giving customers another avenue to reach its deep pool of liquidity.

QuantHouse, the leading independent provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions announced today that one of the top US investment bank went live using TBRICKS systems and the QuantFEED ultra low latency market data solution in a fully hosted set-up allowing the client to go live in less than 6 weeks.

Fixnetix announced today that Equiduct has renewed a multi-year contract for ultra-low latency market data. Equiduct leverages Fixnetix data to facilitate pan European best execution for the retail community and to create proprietary data products including a pan European consolidated order book and the volume weighted best bid and offer (VBBO). The continued relationship is an endorsement of both organisations, strategically positioned to provide the fastest and most robust European equities platform.

ACTIV Financial, a global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, today announced another year of high growth and innovation for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2010. Throughout the year, ACTIV not only significantly strengthened its global presence through increased data centers but achieved record customer integration by adding more than 90 new clients. ACTIV also led the industry migration towards hardware-accelerated solutions by introducing its 2nd generation FPGA-accelerated market data offering, ACTIV MPU Gen2.

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, today announced a further expansion of Atrium Network’s ultra-low latency connectivity offering to the Canadian market. Effective today, Atrium Network will provide its customers with market data and trading access to TMX Group’s equity markets Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) and to its derivatives market Montreal Exchange (MX).

NYSE Technologies, the global commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX) and the world's leading provider of end-to-end electronic trading solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services.

 Low latency infrastructure specialist Endace Technology has submitted feedback to the European Commission’s MiFID review, recommending mandatory one nanosecond time stamp increments in pre and post-trade data feeds, clock synchronisation to GPS time signals and a consolidated tape that incorporates these timing recommendations. The New Zealand based company also suggests the Commission should consider the need for consistent standards in the area of cyber security, especially for major execution venues.

Custom Connect, a global reseller of high-performance network solutions, today announced that a leading European financial trader selected Custom Connect to deliver connectivity to Moscow, Russia. It concerns a dedicated 1G Ethernet connection between a leading financial exchange in Spånga, Sweden and a large stock exchange in Russia. The connection guarantees reliable fiber connectivity with dedicated capacity as well as the flexibility for a future upgrade to 10G on demand.

Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced the expansion of its low latency Ethernet wave service between Chicago,IL and NJ, adding Secaucus, NJ as a new endpoint. The low latency Ethernet service has an SLA of 15.75 milliseconds round-trip between 350 East Cermak Road, Chicago, IL, and 755 Secaucus Road, Secaucus, NJ, with measured performance below 15.50 milliseconds, the lowest latency of any commercially available wavelength service. Spread Networks’ wave service complements its flagship 13.33 millisecond roundtrip dark fiber network service, which connects America’s two largest financial centers.