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AboveNet, a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced its expanded Metro Ethernet and dynamic Core Wave services in the London metro market.

That would be Brennan Carley of Spread Networks and Kevin Formby of Endace. Sometime very soon - maybe by the time you read this - Spread will be posting continuous latency figures on for its NYC to Chicago fibre service, courtesy of Endace's latency monitoring appliance.

New York-based boutique financial technology firm Wall Street FPGA announced today the ability to significantly accelerate trading software. Speed makes trading strategies more profitable and helps identify new trading opportunities.

ACTIV Financial, a global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, today announced the second generation of ACTIV’s Market Data Processing Unit (MPU). Its FPGA-accelerated market data offering, ACTIV MPU Gen2 is helping companies manage escalating data volumes without the need for additional hardware or other costly operational investments, thus lowering total cost of ownership.

Fixnetix announced today a USA patent has been filed for an integrated microchip for single digit microsecond trading. The Programmable Logic Device, (PLD,) microchip is called iX-ecute and has been in development for the last twelve months. Fixnetix embarked on this program in response to an industry requirement for greater pre-trade risk control and transparency for ultra-low latency all asset class trading.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that CME MDP FIX/FAST was up 9% to 27,961 mps over the 1 second interval.

Progress Software Corporation, a leading independent enterprise software provider that enables companies to be operationally responsive , today announced the availability of Progress Apama 4.3, a major new release of the market leading Progress Apama Event Processing platform. This new version includes a next-generation Event Processing Language (EPL) optimized for the concise expression of business and temporal logic. Moreover, events can be captured as a stream with common attributes, giving developers and business users greater scalability and more control over how they can sense and respond to events.

SunGard Trading has introduced a low latency direct market access (DMA) service for pan-European equity markets through its Valdi Execution Services broker/dealer unit. The new service marks an improvement on the latency of the company’s SunGard Global Trading platform for DMA, but won’t necessarily offer the lowest latency connectivity in the marketplace.

Grupo Bursátil Mexicano (GBM), S.A. de C.V., a leading Mexican international broker-dealer, has selected Tervela’s hardware-accelerated messaging system to replace its legacy messaging middleware. GBM controls a significant portion of the order volume for the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, Mexico's only stock exchange and second largest stock exchange in Latin America.