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This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that NASDAQ NLS was up a record 74% to 73,214 mps over the 1 second interval

SpryWare, a premier provider of Ultra Low Latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, today announced the latest capacity test results of their MIS v3 ticker plant technology, surpassing the 10 million messages per second mark. The tests were run across a wide variety of market data messages simultaneously, including top of book, depth of book, and order book ingress messages. It also included normalized egress of the same message types, along with full order and top of book database caching enabled. All major asset classes were covered, including equities, options, and futures. The tests were designed to simulate the market data requirements of a global trading or brokerage firm that needs efficient access to a large amount of data across many asset classes.

Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data center services, today announced MarketPrizm has deployed an access node for its trading network and infrastructure service at Equinix’s LD4 London International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center. MarketPrizm is a comprehensive trading infrastructure for European trading participants.

NYSE Euronext plans to move its options markets - NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex - to its Mahwah, NJ "Liquidity Centre" by the end of the first quarter, as it works to double their capacity to one million orders and 8.4 million quotes per second, with sub millisecond average order acknowledgements.

Watch fragmented FSMLabs, a provider of real-time and timekeeping technology, has added support for Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 6 operating system to its TimeKeeeper software, with a view to providing a combined solution that offers high frequency traders access to high precision time data.

Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse transatlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, announces today that it has further reduced latency across key financial routes on its Global Financial Network (GFN). These ultra low latency routes offer distinct competitive advantages to high frequency traders and financial firms that conduct thousands of trades per minute to maximize results. Major GFN financial routes such as from New Jersey to Toronto are now marked by speeds as fast as 9.5 millisecond round trip delay.  Hibernia Atlantic also further improved latency on routes in and around the New Jersey metro area to ultimately connect to long-haul networks reaching Chicago, Toronto, London and Frankfurt.

In its first Elektron release since last September, Thomson Reuters has unveiled a low-latency data feed offering for the increasingly fragmented Japanese market. The new Elektron feed will provide access to real-time market data from the growing number of Japanese execution venues and platforms, including the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Arrowhead, SBI Japannext, Chi-X Japan,, the Osaka Securities Exchange/Jasdaq and TDX+ Options.

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, announced today that it will offer low latency access to the NASDAQ OMX Nordic derivatives market. Connectivity is provided using Atrium Network’s existing infrastructure at the heart of NASDAQ OMX’s production and data centre facilities in Stockholm.

Singapore Exchange (SGX) IPC Systems’ addition of a data connection to the Singapore Exchange (SGX) brings its Asian footprint to 13 venues across 10 countries. The company continues to expand aggressively beyond the Big Four Asian financial centres of Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, and in 2010 established trading and data connections to Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.