IPC Systems, a trading connectivity provider, has upgraded its pan-Asian trading network in an effort to better support institutions trading in the region.
The IPC network connects markets across Asia via a low-latency, optical network. The latest enhancements to the network enable the delivery of private line voice and electronic connectivity services over the high-speed service platform. The network capacity of the system has also been expanded to include markets in Taipei and Korea, in addition to existing links in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
According to IPC, the investment in its infrastructure has been developed in conjunction with multiple tier-one carriers and should give users a more resilient service and improve delivery times for Asian market participants.
“This recent upgrade is part of IPC's strategic plan to increase capacity throughout the Asia-Pacific region and connecting Europe and North America for the growing Ethernet services requirements and exchange connectivity that our customers demand,” said Mark Curran, vice president, network service operations, IPC. “We have invested significantly to ensure that the IPC network reaches virtually every trading destination globally, including alternative venues and those in expanding markets.”
IPC reports that 4,000 market participants are currently connected to its Asian network.