IPC Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of specialised communications and managed network-as-a-service (MNaaS) solutions for the financial trading community, has enhanced its network capabilities in three major Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries – Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
IPC's points-of-presence (PoPs) in Jakarta, Bangkok and Manila have been enhanced to support all of IPC's data and voice solutions. This expansion is intended to achieve seamless access to the Connexus extranet marketplace, latency-sensitive Ethernet connectivity and MPLS corporate WAN solutions. Leveraging a unified and converged infrastructure, IPC is uniquely positioned to deliver a comprehensive and secure MNaaS data and voice product portfolio and solution set that is engineered to fulfill the growing demands of global capital market participants.
The announcement is part of IPC's continued world-wide network expansion thus enabling Asia Pacific regional and global investors to trade equities, fixed income, FX, commodities and derivatives in the capital markets of Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. MNaaS solutions are becoming increasingly important in the ASEAN capital markets to execute on a wide range of complex cross asset class trading strategies – strategies that require connectivity for the complete portfolio of trade lifecycle services, business continuity, risk mitigation risk and liquidity management.
"Firms trading in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia are increasingly demanding access to a ready-made ecosystem of market participants and connectivity throughout the trade lifecycle across multiple asset classes," said David Dodd, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, IPC. "We are delighted to meet the demands of global investors by offering a comprehensive MNaaS solution that empowers them to capture alpha and manage risk in the burgeoning ASEAN markets."
The IPC Financial Markets Network service portfolio includes the Connexus Financial Extranet, Direct Connect, and MPLS WAN data services, as well as Trader and Enhanced Voice connectivity services. IPC's Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to more than 5,000 market participant locations in over 700 cities in nearly 60 countries.