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Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider, announced today that is has completed its previously announced acquisition of Lexent Metro Connect, a leading provider of custom built dark fiber networks, headquartered in New York, NY.

Verizon Business has responded to Burgundy’s complaint to the Swedish Competition Authority that it acted unfairly in refusing to co-locate the Burgundy matching engines at its Stockholm data centre with a distinct ‘no comment’.

Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc., has signed an agreement with data centre networking provider Voltaire to be the first distributor of its products in the United Kingdom. Also, Arrow ECS has joined Voltaire’s adVantage Partner Program.

Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that SpryWare, a premier provider of ultra-low latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, has joined its Financial Business Exchange (FBX), a facility-based infrastructure platform that provides the capital markets community with unmatched proximity, latency and choice. As part of the Telx FBX community, SpryWare can offer financial markets customers secure, low latency access to its Market Information Server™, a fully-managed ticker plant solution designed for direct market connectivity for processing high-frequency data.

Today's news that networking specialist Mellanox Technologies is acquiring its smaller rival Voltaire should be positive news for their customers in the financial markets. For those that are supporters of InfiniBand, the merger makes for a bigger company to innovate in that direction. More generally, the combined company will have a strong place in both Ethernet and InfiniBand, as it looks to wire up data centres for everything from low-latency trading to cloud computing - and perhaps be acquired itself down the road?

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage systems, and Voltaire Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics, announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Mellanox will acquire 100 percent of Voltaire’s outstanding ordinary shares for cash at a price of $8.75 per share, or a total equity value of approximately $218 million ($176 million net of cash). The terms of the transaction have been unanimously approved by both the Mellanox and Voltaire Boards of Directors. The transaction is currently projected to close in the first quarter of 2011, Mellanox Technologies Ltd. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Voltaire Ltd. for Cash - 2 - subject to certain closing conditions. The combination of the two companies will strengthen Mellanox’s position as a premier, end-to-end connectivity solutions provider for the growing worldwide data center server and storage markets.

On the heals of the news last week that it's working with Spread Networks, Endace is rolling out a service-based approach to providing latency statistics, aimed primarily at network and data services, and also at the high frequency trading space. Endace will deploy and manage its latency monitoring appliances, and provide a feed of latency statistics, for a monthly fee.

Endace, world leaders in high-speed packet capture and analysis platforms, today introduced the Endace Latency Monitoring Service, which offers its customers highly accurate point-to-point network latency measurements as a market data feed. Leveraging the power of the EndaceProbe packet capture and analysis platform, the service is specifically designed to meet the exacting demands of high-frequency traders and the service provider community that connects them to trading venues all over the world.

Deutsche Börse – Market Data & Analytics has now made its algorithmic news feed “AlphaFlash” available in a data center in Tokyo. This is the second Asia-Pacific location where AlphaFlash is offered.