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November 10, 2016

SSE Telecoms connects London Stock Exchange customers to over 70 data centres

The connection will provide customers with low-latency networks.

By Hannah Williams

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has partnered with London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), providing its customers with the ability to connect directly to London Stock Exchange.

The new LSEG service offers next generation optical networking gateways using “OTN” optical transport networking interfaces. This enables LSEG customers to connect to over 70 commercial data centres nationally with very short lead times, cost effectively, with speeds of up to 100Gbps with various different routed channels needed.

It follows the construction of new network routes, both under the streets in traditional ducts, as well as far deeper underground in the waste water network.

London Stock Exchange customers will be provided with a range of low latency, a diverse routing option that uses either dark fibre or manage wavelength services to London City, Docklands and Slough data centres.

London Stock ExchangeNigel Harold, Head of business development technology, London Stock Exchange Group said: “SSE Enterprise Telecom’s network offers a valuable addition to our choice of Accredited Connectivity Partners.

“We are confident SSE’s infrastructure and experience will benefit our Customer Managed Connectivity service, meeting the needs of clients who require connections via reliable, low latency networks.”

The service is to also utilise networking technology from Ciena, service resilience and redundancy is ensured by using four dual optical networking chassis on opposite sides of the London Stock Exchange data centre.

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Colin Sempill, Managing director at SSE Enterprise Telecoms said: “As an Accredited Connectivity Partner of the London Stock Exchange, and by bringing its data centre on-net, we’re offering up an unprecedented connectivity service to LSEG stakeholders- from banks to traders.”

“In the financial services industry, it is paramount that networking partners provide reliable and fast connectivity. For our data centre customers, this means they will have access to one of the most prestigious financial institutions in the world.”

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