Accredited Connectivity Partners (ACPs)

A number of industry leading telecommunication providers will be working with London Stock Exchange Group to provide direct and dedicated connectivity to our markets. Under the Group’s accreditation programme, our Accredited Connectivity Partners have shown dedication to supporting mission critical market data and trading access, providing our customers with the reliability and stability required of the financial markets.

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Colt

Colt Technology Services has earned its reputation over the last 20 years by providing financial services clients, including 24 of the world’s top financial institutions and 13 EU Central Banks, with reliable, secure and fast services designed for this market.

Colt’s IT, networking and communications solutions include proximity hosting and direct connectivity to stock exchanges across Europe and MTFs in London, Tokyo and Frankfurt, using secure low latency point to point ethernet links. Colt brings a significant asset base, in terms of network and data centres, along with experience in helping companies take advantage of the very latest technology to address the challenges of a continuously changing regulatory environment and the ever present need to increase speed to market and generate revenue from new markets. Owning its own network and data centres means Colt manages capacity so financial services customer do not have to worry about specifying distance, bandwidth and terms of contract. With 20 ISO certified data centres in Europe, Colt offers customers flexible services and local data protection compliance.

Through MarketPrizm and sister company KVH, Colt offers a complete trading ecosystem to its clients.

Contacts:

Andrew Young
Ultra low latency services specialist
Andrew.Young@colt.net
020 7863 5001
Colt Technology Services, Beaufort House, 15 St Botolph Street, London, EC3A 7QN
Website: http://www.colt.net/uk/en/financial-services/index.htm

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euNetworks

euNetworks Group Limited (SGX: H23:SI) is a bandwidth infrastructure provider, owning and operating 13 fibre based metropolitan networks across Europe connected with a high capacity intercity backbone covering 38 cities in 9 countries.

The Company offers a portfolio of metro and long haul services including Colocation, Dark Fibre, Metro Wavelengths, Wavelengths, Ethernet, and Internet. euNetworks specialises in designing, engineering and building ultra-low latency networks.

Their network offers a range of connectivity solutions, with its euTrade service portfolio ideally suited for mission critical finance applications. Today euNetworks provides euTrade within London and to Frankfurt, Stockholm, Milan, Zurich, Madrid and the United States. euNetworks has a commitment to on-going network improvements, turning-up capacity quickly and delivering market leading latencies for direct exchange-exchange connectivity.

Contacts:

Andy Grant
Account Manager
andy.grant@eunetworks.com
+44 7747 693521
Website: www.eunetworks.com / www.eunetworks.com/eutrade

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Hibernia

Hibernia Networks is a global leader in Ultra Low Latency Trading connectivity.  Hibernia Express, powered by the lowest latency, latest generation transatlantic optical cable, connects the financial hubs of London and New York in sub 59ms, which is more than 4ms faster than the competition.  Leveraging this unmatched latency across the Atlantic, Hibernia Networks has the lowest latencies connecting the major financial centers in Asia, Europe and North America that include New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Hibernia Express also offers unique route diversity and security based on three wholly owned and operated transatlantic cables in addition to multiple backhaul options for speed and resiliency. Hibernia Networks is the only provider of high speed connectivity solutions to land its transatlantic cables in Canada, mitigating the requirement to transit the New York City metropolitan area for connections onwards into other major city locations in North America. These industry leading low latency services are backed by a team of experts on network solutions for financial markets, who are sharply focused on supporting your business goals.

Contacts:

Huw Morgan, Sales Director
2nd Floor
1-2 Broadgate
London EC2M 2QS
+44 7753 102279

Email: huw.morgan@hibernianetworks.com 

Website: www.HiberniaNetworks.com

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Level 3

Level 3 owns and operates a carrier-grade, highly connected fibre network, providing the access, speed, redundancy, and security required to meet the burgeoning demands of the financial services industry. Every day, trillions of transactions and huge volumes of market data over the Level 3® Network are transported directly into the heart of the world’s leading financial centres, exchanges, MTFs, ATSs and ECNs.

Level 3 own and operate key transatlantic AC1 and AC2 sub-sea systems to support fast business-critical connections between New York and London. Other key financial centres, including, Chicago, New York/New Jersey, Washington DC, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Zurich, Johannesburg and Dubai are within a few milliseconds reach.

In total, Level 3 have over 200,000 route miles of fibre network globally, connecting 60+ countries to approximately 350 Multi tenanted datacentres, providing scale and proximity to the financial community.

Contacts:

Saud Haq
Account Director- Financial Services
t: +44 (0)3300 607542
m: +44 (0)7827 952942
e: Saud.haq@level3.com
Website: www.level3.com

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SSE-ET

SSE Enterprise Telecoms provides class-leading connectivity and cost efficiency that drives a competitive edge. Our Ethernet services satisfies customer bandwidth requirements from 10Mbps up to 10Gbps, a service offering the highest availability SLAs, ensuring customers benefit from an always-on service. With Managed Wavelengths, customers can lease the wavelengths they require without being responsible for the end-to-end management, these can be provisioned up to 100Gbps, as well as multiple wavelengths being provisioned between sites.

LSEG Primary Data Centre is serviced by Managed Wavelengths starting at 10Gbps and provides comprehensive connectivity to Finance Data Centres across the UK.

The company operates a 12,000+km private telecoms network and an estate of 15 data centres that span the UK, we are a credible partner you can rely on, here are just a few of our credentials: 

    • We’re always expanding our footprint, we’re currently unbundling 177 BT exchanges growing our network by 132%. Taking our total Ethernet coverage to 223 Points of Presence.
    • We are CAS(T) accredited recognising the stringent measures we have put in place for customers.
    • Our fully redundant network design gives customers the reassurance of a secure and resilient network.
    • We are MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet services certified. This means the business can offer E-Line, E-Access, E-LAN and E-Tree services to the highest industry standard.
    • Our 24-hour Network Operations Centre (NOC) provides robust system monitoring and support to ensure customer communications and data centre services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    • We’re backed by the SSE Group, it continues to invest in the future of its customers, staff, services, and infrastructure.

Take a look at our interactive network map to get a comprehensive overview of our UK-wide network.

Contacts:

Marcus Sheppard
Enterprise Sales
T: +44 (0)345 070 1997
E: enquiries@ssetelecoms.co.uk
Website: http://www.ssetelecoms.com/

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Viatel

Viatel, part of the Viatel group, offer bandwidth services specifically for finance customers who require low latency and low packet loss on a route between two locations. Ethernet, Wavelength or SDH interfaces are available to deliver critical algorithmic high frequency trading transactions in milliseconds. With over 100 Points of Presence in Europe, the immediate benefit for many customers is the advanced fibre optic backbone network with metro reach into the key financial trading exchanges, carrier houses and data centres.

With 8,500km of wholly-owned fibre network spanning 34 cities across Europe, circuits take the shortest path between end points to ensure low latency. Viatel owns the underlying infrastructure and has equipped the network with high capacity optical DWDM technology and multi service platforms to offer these services quickly, very cost effectively, at all speeds and with all the routing information required.

Contacts:

Randall Smedley
Sales Manager
Viatel
t: +44 (0) 1784 494 248
e: randall.smedley@viatel.com
Website: www.viatel.com

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Zayo

Zayo (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fibre and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses.

Zayo’s 110,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centres, including key financial hubs such as New York and London. In addition to high-capacity dark fibre, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo can offer colocation and cloud services in its carrier-neutral data centers.

Zayo provides clients with flexible, customised solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services.

Contacts:

Samuel Thorpe
Senior Account Manager
Zayo
t: +44 (0) 20 7220 3800
e: ukenquiries@zayo.com
Web: www.zayo.com/uk