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Press Release -- November 22nd, 2010
Source: IPC Systems
Tags: Exchange, Low Latency

IPC Systems Enhances CQG Connectivity, Enables Infrastructure for Future Network Growth

Jersey City, NJ and Denver, CO - IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms, today announced that CQG, Inc. has selected IPC's Electronic Connectivity Services (ECS) for market data distribution.

As a primary strategic network partner, CQG now benefits from having fewer vendors to manage, resulting in reduced operational overhead, cost efficiencies and increased flexibility to enhance and expand its operations more rapidly into new markets.

CQG market data coverage includes futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, equities, news, OTC, proprietary data, indices and reports from around the world. It also provides order routing capabilities for futures, options on futures, Globex currencies, indices, treasuries and exchange-traded spreads.

"To traders, performance and reliability of the CQG worldwide network is paramount," said Scott Doranski, director, Technical Operations, CQG. "We've worked closely with IPC for a number of years, and they understand both our existing network infrastructure and our plans for expanding into new technologies, markets and applications. We're pleased to expand our relationship with IPC and look forward to working with them to optimize the performance of our critical networks as we connect to more exchanges all over the world."

"CQG selected our ECS product, a managed data connectivity solution that provides diverse and redundant access to exchanges, liquidity pools and customer networks, allowing for concentration on the CQG core business. As CQG continues to expand its coverage to meet the global needs of traders, it recognizes that IPC's ECS is essential to implement the best network infrastructure to support the growing demands of its trading customers," said Jeff Britell, IPC Director Network Planning and Exchange Relationships. "IPC strives to provide high quality data specialists, such as CQG, with reliable delivery, maximum throughput and low latency performance that their growing customer base demands."

IPC has worked with CQG since 2007, providing network solutions to support its electronic trading platform, technical analysis and market data services. IPC also provides connectivity for CQG's backbone and WAN requirements across the United States and Europe and has helped consolidate network traffic by leveraging the IPC strategic network footprint

IPC's global financial network connects the world's major financial centers, and is focused on providing market participants with the secure, high-speed, diverse and resilient connectivity that they demand to support all aspects of the trade lifecycle. Specifically engineered for electronic trading applications, IPC's portfolio of ECS products and services allows organizations to benefit from secure, dedicated bandwidth, and take advantage of scalable and flexible connectivity capabilities to support their evolving electronic trading requirements.

About CQG, Inc.
CQG, Inc. provides the industry's highest-performing solution for integrated trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis. CQG partners with more than fifty Futures Commission Merchants and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty exchanges through its worldwide network of collocated CQG Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG's market data feed consolidates over a hundred sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices. CQG is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with sales and support offices worldwide. For more information about CQG, please call 1-800-525-7082 or visit www.cqg.com.

About IPC
IPC is a leading provider of financial trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms and global enterprises. With nearly 40 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 77 countries. Based in Jersey City, N.J., IPC has more than 900 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.

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