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Options adds European feeds to Velocity

First Published 17th September 2015

Options expands Managed colocation offering with new European markets.

Ken Barnes, Options

Ken Barnes, Options

"With coverage of the tier one markets already cemented, we have set our sights on changing the economics of accessing every market across Europe."

London - Options, the managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the capital markets industry, has announced the addition of SWX, Wiener Borse and Nasdaq's OMX to the firm's managed colocation platform, Velocity.

The new European feeds will be available for clients leveraging the Velocity offering which provides a single integrated low latency platform to liquidity centres.

This latest expansion follows a period of continued investment and development in the managed service provider's European connectivity and complements the exchange, dark pool and ECN venues currently available on the firm's managed colocation offering.

Each venue and feed is linked via the Velocity platform, which leverages WAN links between these centres, allowing electronic trading firms to access equities and derivatives markets across Europe. As part of this latest expansion, a number of key improvements have been made to existing European markets, including upgraded fiber paths to Basildon and Frankfurt.

Ken Barnes, Options SVP and head of the firm's managed colocation business, commented, "With coverage of the tier one markets already cemented, we have set our sights on changing the economics of accessing every market across Europe. Customers looking for high performance access to these markets from colocation centres across the continent can now do so while leveraging the high-touch customer service Options has made its hallmark. This latest upgrade underlines Options' continued commitment to building the fastest low latency network on the market and we plan to exceed evolving customer demands in this regard."

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