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ADVA Optical Networking's Brian Quigley moderates a panel discussion about exchange connectivity at the recent A-Team Insight Exchange event held in New York City on September 27. New technologies are rapidly lowering the transport times between exchange locations. As firms expand their HFT and Algo markets to include equities, options and FX they are gaining significant competitive advantages by lowering latency and reducing complexity in their physical connections between buildings. This session explored the most common connectivity options in use today by  firms looking to lower latency in their exchange to exchange connectivity.

Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral colocation data centres, today announced an agreement with the Nordic multilateral trading facility (MTF) Burgundy to move its matching engines to Interxion’s Nordic Financial Hub in Stockholm. This agreement allows investment and trading firms to connect at ultra-low latency to Burgundy’s platform.

Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced the introduction of low latency Ethernet wave services connecting New York and Chicago in under 15.75 milliseconds - the lowest latency of any commercially available wavelength services connecting America’s largest financial centers.

In an initiative to expand its marketplace beyond major trading firms, ticker plant vendor Exegy has introduced Data Tone, allowing smaller firms to access a set of market data for as low as $1,000 per month per connection.

Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that it has nearly doubled the footprint of its data center at the 111 8th Avenue facility in New York City, considered the premier Financial Markets location in the NY Metro area. The addition of 40,000 square feet of capacity for financial institutions, telecommunications service providers, cloud providers and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers allows Telx to expand colocation and interconnection services and establishes them as the dominant provider in this key location.

Quantitative Brokers, a fixed-income algorithmic executing broker, announced its launch of a suite of algorithmic strategies for trading US interest rates futures. The algorithms are the first-ever agency algorithms designed specifically to accommodate the unique Pro-Rata and FIFO matching engines for CME Eurodollar and Treasury futures. The strategies provide traders anonymity while searching for price or volume improvements through sophisticated order book placement and real-time analytics.

Algo Technologies Limited today announced that it has gone live as a provider of proximity services from SIX Swiss Exchange via Equinix’s Zurich based data centre.

IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of indispensable trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and global enterprises, today announced a significant upgrade to its transatlantic network. The upgrade involves the extension of its existing fully resilient high speed Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network which connects North American trading hubs in New York directly to venues in London and the greater European trading community.

Exegy, Inc., the market data appliance company, announced today a new ground-breaking product - Data Tone - based on the Exegy Ticker Plant. It is now possible for traders to access market data via Data Tone at $1000 per connection.