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WFE Focus January 2012
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Deutsche Börse expands its global network
As part of the planned introduction of the new Eurex trading system in December 2012, Deutsche Börse Group will be gradually expanding its global network in the next few months. The financial centers of Amsterdam, Frankfurt/Main, London, Paris and Zurich will in future be linked via redundant 10 Gbps connections. The links to other locations in Europe, the USA and Asia will be upgraded to 1 Gbps. The expansion project started in early February 2012 and should be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.

ISE introduces premium access connectivity
The International Securities Exchange now offers a premium access connection in its primary data center. Premium access subscribers will connect to ISE over Juniper networks’ high performance, ultra-low latency 10 gigabit Ethernet switches. The introduction of the Juniper switches along with new network cards and a custom load balancing scheme will enable member firms with a direct connection to ISE to reduce their roundtrip network latency by up to 150 microseconds, or approximately 90%.

Muscat Securities Market launches new trading platform
The Muscat Securities Market and NYSE Technologies announced the successful migration of the MSM to NYSE Technologies’ NSC V900 trading platform. The innovative trading infrastructure offers market participants the benefits of industry leading performance and speed.

NASDAQ OMX Nordic creates all-asset and cross-market technology platform
NASDAQ OMX Nordic through the launch of commodities on the Genium INET platform has created an all-asset, cross-market technology platform. In line with the roadmap that was set out in 2008, all asset classes from all eight markets in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are now tradable on one common INET-based technology platform. Commodities was the final asset class to be migrated onto the

Genium INET platform and includes a wide variety of power derivatives, carbon emission and natural gas derivatives that will now be traded on the same technology platform as stocks, bonds, equities and fixed income derivatives.

Singapore Exchange welcomes NYSE Technologies Network to its data center
The Singapore Exchange announced that NYSE Technologies is extending its Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) network to the SGX data centre in Singapore. With this, all SFTI clients world-wide can conveniently access SGX’s derivatives and securities markets. Qualified investors in Singapore can also seamlessly access NYSE Liffe, the European-based derivatives exchange of NYSE Euronext, by establishing a local connection from their Order Management Systems to the SGX data centre.

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