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Press Release -- January 18th, 2011
Source: IPC Systems
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Low Latency

GuavaTech Selects IPC’s Electronic Connectivity Services to Enable High-Speed Connection to Key Global Liquidity Venues

IPC’s high-speed Electronic Connectivity Services offer GuavaTech a fully managed network infrastructure providing access to exchanges and key liquidity pools

Jersey City, NJ – January 18, 2011 – IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms, today announced that it is providing GuavaTech, Inc., a leading customized network engineering, systems integration and telecommunications provider with highly reliable, secure, low-latency electronic connectivity to key liquidity venues. IPC’s Electronic Connectivity Services (ECS) enables GuavaTech to connect seamlessly to key liquidity venues and exchanges around the world.

IPC expanded its footprint within GuavaTech by deploying a fully redundant, cost efficient ECS solution that delivers a dedicated high bandwidth, low latency connection. Additionally, to support growing business continuity planning measures, GuavaTech can connect directly to disaster recovery sites provisioned by various exchanges that employ IPC’s rapid circuit provisioning.

“The highly scalable and low latency IPC ECS solution enables us to stay nimble, swiftly connect to liquidity venues, enhance our competitive advantage and provide world-class customer service,” said Michael Pappas, Director of Business Development, GuavaTech. “ECS is a fast, reliable, secure and cost-effective solution that has become an integral part of our enterprise connectivity strategy.”

IPC’s high-quality, reliable connectivity is particularly well suited for electronic trading, enabling rapid expansion, and provides a dedicated, not shared, implementation. Exclusivity of access provides an increased level of security, protection of transactional information and performance. IPC demonstrated flexibility and reliability resulting from relationships with over 80 carriers and a unified global network topology that met GuavaTech’s business and connectivity requirements. With the ECS solution in place, GuavaTech is able to reduce risk, shorten time to market and increase competitiveness.

“GuavaTech needed a flexible, scalable, fully managed network infrastructure that could be activated quickly,” said Michael Semegran, vice president, Product Management, IPC Systems. “As a provider of mission-critical global trading communications for nearly four decades, IPC is committed to providing trading customers with guaranteed, dedicated high-speed access to some of the world’s most significant venues. We are delighted that GuavaTech chose IPC to help meet their business and connectivity requirements.”

IPC’s worldwide network supports approximately 4,000 market participants, and enables financial services firms to meet all their global, regional and local connectivity needs for every stage of the trade lifecycle. IPC’s global financial extranet connects the world’s major financial centers, and is focused on providing market participants with the secure, high-speed, diverse and resilient connectivity required in today’s trading environment. Specifically engineered for electronic trading applications, IPC’s portfolio of ECS products and services allows organizations to benefit from secure and dedicated bandwidth, and to take advantage of scalable and flexible connectivity capabilities to support evolving electronic trading requirements.

About GuavaTech
GuavaTech provides a variety of customized network engineering, systems integration and telecommunication services, with an emphasis on serving the electronic trading industry. Their suite of solutions focuses simultaneously on providing an immediate increased return on investment while also looking at their customers business’s future growth and expansion needs. GuavaTech is an industry leader in understanding how technology is applied in the electronic trading industry in order to maintain a strong competitive edge in terms of speed, reliability, and security. GuavaTech is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information about GuavaTech, visit

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

For Immediate Release

Avani Modi , IPC Systems, Inc. , +1 201-253-2083 ,

Matt Pennacchio, Ruder Finn for IPC, +1 212-715-1613,

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