Accredited Connectivity Partners (ACPs)

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.


Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing.

The Colt IQ Network for financial markets provides fast and secure connectivity between all the major financial trading centres, liquidity hubs and exchanges worldwide. It consists of over 50 unique low-latency routes, including our ultra-low latency routes connecting Europe and Asia. Colt connects more than 80 financial exchanges on four continents, 13 European central banks and an ecosystem of 10.000+ market participants through Colt PrizmNet, its financial extranet.

In addition to market access connectivity, Colt also offers Colocation Hosting and hardware-related services, for those clients who want their low-latency trading systems to be located in the same Data Centre as a Trading Venue, such as the LSE.

Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV).

Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price.

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Nadine Shrourou


euNetworks is a Western European bandwidth infrastructure company, owning and operating 17 fibre based metropolitan networks connected with a high capacity intercity backbone covering 53 cities in 17 countries.  

The company delivers scalable, fibre based products and solutions to a customer base that is at the centre of technology transformation. Our customers require low latency, fibre based data centre to data centre connectivity, both within the key cities in Europe and between these cities, supporting both their bandwidth growth and the performance requirements that their applications demand.

Our product set of Fibre, Wavelengths and Ethernet are bundled to deliver bandwidth solutions for our customers, from euTrade – our dedicated ultra low latency solution,  to Cloud Connect, DC Connect & Private Connect.

Our euTrade solution is an ultra low latency, market leading optical transmission service. We specialise in designing, engineering and building ultra low latency connectivity networks for the financial services community, connecting into European Liquidity Venues and Exchanges. 

euNetworks has a commitment to on-going network investments, turning-up capacity quickly and delivering market leading latencies for direct exchange-exchange connectivity.

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Andy Grant

Sales Director
Mobile: +44 7747 693521 


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.


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



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.


Saud Haq
Account Director- Financial Services
t: +44 (0)3300 607542
m: +44 (0)7827 952942


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.


Marcus Sheppard
Enterprise Sales
T: +44 (0)345 070 1997


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.


Samuel Thorpe
Senior Account Manager
t: +44 (0) 20 7220 3800

Crown Castle

Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI) is the largest provider of shared network infrastructure in the United States.  With over 80,000 route miles of fiber in 100+ markets across the country, Crown Castle is the last owner of the fiber network and is expert at designing and deploying custom private fiber networks for financial institutions, trading firms and FinTech companies as well as other industry segments and federal, state and local government.  Dark Fiber, Optical Wavelengths, Ethernet Transport headline our product offerings in addition to Dedicated Internet Access and Cloud Connectivity to AWS, Azure, Google and multiple other public cloud providers.  All products and services are delivered end-to-end on Crown Castle owned fiber.  Crown Castle fields local engineering and operations, client services and sales teams in all markets where we own fiber networks and operates four geographically dispersed Network Operations Centers – staffed by Crown Castle employees.  Additional information available at


John Thompson

Director Sales


Work: +19782689339