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Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced the expansion of its low latency Ethernet wave service between Chicago, IL and New Jersey, adding Weehawken, NJ as a new endpoint. The low latency Ethernet service has an SLA of 15.75 milliseconds round-trip between 350 East Cermak Road, Chicago, IL, and 300 Boulevard East, Weehawken, NJ, with measured performance below 15.50 milliseconds, the lowest latency of any commercially available wavelength service.

Deutsche Börse today announced an agreement with Telehouse, a leading provider of global data centres and managed ICT services. The agreement foresees the use of Telehouse's data center as a low latency access point in London. This new access point will be available for members of Deutsche Börse's derivatives exchange Eurex and the cash market Xetra. Launch is aimed for spring 2011.

russia-picQuantHouse is finalising access to Russia’s Micex and RTS exchanges for its high frequency trading clients in the wake of a partnership forged with Russian financial giant Otkritie. In turn, Otkritie will use a QuantHouse market data feed and the company’s QuantFactory automated trading platform to support its own clients trading on the Russian exchanges.

Corvil, a provider of latency management systems for high performance trading and market data, today announced that Nomura, the global investment bank, is using Corvil’s Latency Management System to achieve nanosecond latency reporting for their ultra-low latency, Direct Market Access (DMA) platform, NXT Direct. Nomura has been using Corvil technology in its Equities DMA operations to monitor trade performance and validate latency.

Interacciones Casa de Bolsa of Mexico (ICB) and NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, today announced that ICB has joined the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) as a prime destination to Mexico.

Interxion Holding NV, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, has completed the second of three phased expansions to its ZUR1 data centre in Zurich-Glattbrugg, in response to consistent growth in customer demand. 640m2 of new data centre space was created in the expansion, which increases total data centre space to over 4000m2.

OTKRITIE, one of the largest financial groups and leading provider of High Frequency Trading solutions in Russia, today announced that it has partnered with QuantHouse to enable clients to trade on RTS and MICEX while assisting with the development and deployment of their algorithmic trading strategies and business development.

Options IT, a leading provider of ultra-low latency market data and connectivity, fully managed application hosting, and high-performance technology Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for the buyside and sellside, today announced it has expanded its PIPE Velocity service for high-frequency trading firms to provide access to the International Securities Exchange’s (ISE) new Optimise trading platform and full suite of market data offerings.

The expansion of the PIPE Velocity service comes as ISE prepares for the rollout of its new Optimise trading platform in April. Optimise is expected to be a leader among US options exchanges with regard to latency and performance.

Justin Llewellyn-Jones An increasing number of execution systems vendors are now offering their products as hosted services, running them from their own data centres, and taking on the job of managing them, including keeping their latency low. Fidessa has been doing this for some time. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with the company's managed services head Justin Llewellyn-Jones to find out more about hosting in a latency-sensitive world.