IPC Systems Extends Global Network with Low Latency Connectivity to BATS Europe

By Ipc Systems, PRNE
Monday, November 1, 2010

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey and LONDON, November 2, 2010 - IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions
to the world's top financial services firms and global enterprises, today
announced that it has extended its worldwide financial markets network
infrastructure with low-latency access to BATS Europe, the second-largest
European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF).

IPC customers will have access to BATS Europe's sustained low-latency
trading platform with the Gigabit Ethernet performance of IPC's Electronic
Connectivity Services and the reliability of the company's dedicated global

BATS Europe, which offers trading in 15 European markets, has set monthly
market share records in multiple indices for every month of 2010. In August
, BATS achieved its highest share of the overall European market with
nearly 6.0 percent. BATS Europe offers an integrated book (for displayed
orders and non-displayed large in scale orders), separate dark book and
pan-European smart order routing (SOR) technology, which is the only service
of its kind operated by an MTF that provides participants with access to
multiple lit and dark market centers.

"We're pleased that IPC is connecting to BATS Europe, and we welcome
their market participants to the growing pool of liquidity available on our
integrated and dark order books," said Paul O'Donnell, Chief Operating
Officer at BATS Europe. "At BATS Europe we're committed to Making Markets
Better for market participants with increased efficiency and lower costs, so
we're delighted when major global trading specialists such as IPC link to our
venues and increase connectivity choice for our customers."

"Extending connectivity to BATS Europe is part of IPC's continued
commitment to providing its customers with access to the world's key
financial trading destinations," said Dave Brown, senior vice president,
Global Network Operations, IPC. "As BATS Europe's market share increases, we
want to provide our customers with dedicated high-speed access to what is now
one of Europe's most significant venues. IPC is focused on providing its
trading customers with guaranteed delivery, maximum throughput and the lowest
latency available for carrier-class dedicated Ethernet services. IPC's
Electronic Connectivity Services (ECS) will provide customers with the low
latency connectivity they need to trade on BATS Europe."

IPC's global financial network connects the world's major financial
centers, providing market participants with the secure, high-speed
connectivity they require to support all aspects of the trade lifecycle.
Specifically engineered for electronic trading applications, IPC's portfolio
of ECS provides secure, dedicated bandwidth and scalable, flexible
connectivity capabilities to support their evolving electronic trading

About BATS

BATS Global Markets (BATS) is an innovative global financial markets
technology company headquartered in the Kansas City, Mo., area with
additional offices in New York and London. The BATS platform was launched in
January 2006 and, operating as BATS Exchange, Inc., is a premier destination
among the top ranked equity markets in the United States. BATS serves the
European market through its London based, FSA-authorised subsidiary, BATS
Europe, which operates a Multilateral Trading Facility for European
securities. Most recently, the company launched BATS Options, a US equity
options market, and BYX, a second US equities exchange. BATS platform is
internally developed by a dedicated core team of market and technology
professionals, catering to the needs of the broker-dealer and trading
community. BATS … Making Markets Better.

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 24×7x365 management services in more than 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

    Avani Modi                        Matt Pennacchio
    IPC Systems, Inc.                 Ruder Finn for IPC
    +1-201-253-2083                   +1-212-715-1613
    avani.modi@ipc.com                pennacchiom@ruderfinn.com

    Randy Williams
    BATS Global Markets

Avani Modi, IPC Systems, Inc., +1-201-253-2083, avani.modi at ipc.com; Matt Pennacchio, Ruder Finn for IPC, +1-212-715-1613, pennacchiom at ruderfinn.com; Randy Williams, BATS Global Markets, +1-212-378-8522, rwilliams at batstrading.com

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