IPC Systems, a leading provider of voice and electronic trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms today announced that IPC is joining Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited's (HKEx) Hosting Services Founding Members Program.
The Founding Members Program is designed to allow select hosting ecosystem service providers to participate in the early set-up of the hosting ecosystem at HKEx's Next Generation Data Center (NGDC). Access to NGDC will be provided through two premier IPC services - Direct Connect, a secure, latency-sensitive managed Ethernet service and Connexus, the company's flagship financial extranet service.
Ryan Wuebbels, Head of Relationship Management for HKEx said, "We welcome IPC into the Hosting Services Founding Member Program and look forward to the trading communications capabilities that IPC's Direct Connect and Connexus will bring to our Hosting Services Ecosystem."
"IPC is exclusively focused on the capital markets and is committed to providing industry leading, value-added communications solutions for traders," said David Brown, senior vice president, Global Network Operations, IPC. "Through its network that reaches virtually every trading destination in the world, IPC brings a significant competitive advantage for market participants seeking to access HKEx."
Direct Connect and Connexus are part of the IPC Financial Markets Network service portfolio which also includes Trader Voice and Enhanced Voice Services. IPC's Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to more than 4,000 market participant locations in over 700 cities in nearly 60 countries. Direct Connect and Connexus support a number of industry standard and trading protocols