SSE Enterprise Telecoms – the UK’s leading provider of network infrastructure and data centre services, and part of the SSE group – today announced that it is providing leading online financial trading company, London Capital Group (LCG), with ultra-resilient connectivity from its head office in Knightsbridge, London, to its two mission-critical data centres located in Slough and Greenwich.
SSE Enterprise Telecoms is also providing IP Transit in the Greenwich data centre.
Following a period of ownership change and an increase in demand from customers, LCG wanted to ensure that its network was designed to be as flexible as possible utilising cutting edge technology, so it could cater for the changing network requirements of the business and support future growth. After a full market review, SSE Enterprise Telecoms was chosen due to the autonomy it has over its network and its ability to deliver resilient connectivity. The 1Gbps point-to-point links – which were completely diverse from LCG’s other telecoms networks – are exclusively dedicated to LCG’s requirements. This, combined with the flexile service SSE Enterprise Telecoms offer its customers, means that LCG is free to control its network infrastructure in line with changing network demands, rather than relying on a third party, which can cause delays and inefficiencies.
“We took the decision to redesign our entire network to ensure we could operate no matter what the circumstances and SSE Enterprise Telecoms became a fundamental piece in that puzzle,” said Blair Wright, CIO at LCG. “Our network demands have soared as the business has grown and, with new headquarters in Knightsbridge, we needed connectivity that could support the level of trading activity we’re engaged in now and in the future. It was SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ engineering heritage and reputation for reliability that gave us peace of mind for this most recent network investment.”
“For the online financial trading industry, network reliability is paramount to business success,” said Colin Sempill, Managing Director at SSE Enterprise Telecoms. “We understand that timing is everything in trading and a network going down should be the least of a company’s worries. The combination of a dedicated team, our investment to extend the breadth of our network and the time we’ve spent engineering the solution with the future in mind, means that we can guarantee reliability for LCG and the broader financial services industry.”