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Press Release -- July 6th, 2010
Source: IPC Systems
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion, Private Line

IPC’s Financial Network Goes High Speed across Asia

Customers in Asia’s Top Financial Centers Get Maximum Service Availability, Uptime and Management with IPC’s New Optical Network

Jersey City, N.J. – July 6, 2010 – IPC Systems, Inc. a leading provider of indispensible trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and global enterprises, today announced the completion of its pan-Asian Optical Network enhancement. IPC’s network connects major financial centers via a high-speed, fully-restorable pan-Asian optical network. The newly upgraded network infrastructure enables the delivery of private line voice and Electronic Connectivity Services over a secure, high speed service platform to support the growing demands of the Asia-Pacific trading community.

This investment in the backbone infrastructure technology will provide IPC’s customers the most efficient highway connecting clients and execution venues across the region, including more than 4,000 market participants currently on-net. The Asia-Pacific optical network connects trading venues across major financial centers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. IPC has also added network capacity to Taipei and Korea to provide improved route diversity for customers in the region. The new platform offers users resilient service delivery with self-healing re-routing capabilities and has been constructed in conjunction with multiple tier-one carriers to ensure maximum performance.

“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’s customer service approach and ability to support quick access to liquidity with high service performance continues to ensure our global customers compete effectively and operate efficiently.”

The optical network provides a flexible and scalable communications framework, and offers users improved service delivery times and connectivity to their trading partners across the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific network upgrade is part of the IPC’s continuing commitment to its customers and follows the company’s recent announcement regarding the expansion of its SIP-based Enhanced Voice Service (EVS) into Hong Kong and Singapore.

About IPC

IPC is a leading provider of indispensable financial trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and global enterprises. With 35 years of expertise and innovation, IPC provides its customers with global systems and solutions, as well as a suite of products and enhanced services that includes advanced Voice-over-IP technology and integrated network and 24x7x365 management services in more than 60 countries. Based in Jersey City, N.J., IPC has approximately 900 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.

Media Contacts

Cliff Fox
IPC Systems, Inc.
+1 201-253-2291
cliff.fox@ipc.com

Matt Pennacchio
Ruder Finn for IPC
+1 212-715-1613
pennacchiom@ruderfinn.com

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