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US Markets In a move that further suggests that the exchange sector sees technology services as a key contributor to future growth, Direct Edge has launched a suite of connectivity services that includes market data feeds and direct market access to all major US exchanges through a single point of contact. Direct Edge’s new Connect Edge holds the promise of lower telecommunications costs for clients seeking to connect to multiple markets.

Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced that its low latency Ethernet wave service connecting New York and Chicago has gone live with a measured performance of under 15.50 milliseconds; the lowest latency of any commercially available wavelength service, and better than Spread Networks previously announced SLA of 15.75 milliseconds. Spread Networks’ new wave service complements its flagship 13.33 millisecond roundtrip dark fiber network service, which connects America’s two largest financial centers-the industry benchmark for ultra low latency connectivity.

Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced a relationship with Endace, a world leader in high-speed network traffic capture, and analysis, to provide microsecond-accurate latency measurements for

CQG’s launch of its Continuum division aims to commercialise elements of the global infrastructure it has built up to support its market data and trading applications for the futures market. Continuum will offer futures industry participants CQG trade execution and data distribution solutions, predominantly partnering with third parties to add CQG functionality and market data feeds to their products and services.

Agency-only broker/dealer MPS Global Securities has jumped on the bandwagon of service providers offering pre-trade risk solutions that comply with the SEC’s November 3 rule banning unfiltered access to exchanges and alternative trading systems.

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TMX Group today announced that Borsa Italiana’s derivatives market, IDEM has successfully migrated to the TMX SOLA trading system, which was developed by Montréal Exchange, TMX Group’s derivatives exchange. All listed equity derivatives on IDEM are now being traded on the new platform.

SunGard has launched an ultra low latency direct market access (DMA) service for pan-European equity markets through its European broker-dealer, Valdi Execution Services. Valdi addresses the ultra low latency requirements of high-velocity traders, providing a broker-managed solution that includes clearing and settlement.

Kevin Acott Back in the summer of 2006 – soon after Silver Lake Partners had completed its acquisition of voice trading systems supplier IPC Information Systems – we mused whether IPC might emerge from ‘going private’ as full-service network services provider designed to give the likes of BT Radianz a run for their money in the financial markets connectivity space.