Totan IT outsources voice trading network to BT
First Published 14th June 2012
Totan brokerage services users gain access to the full range of voice trading technologies offered by BT
Tom Regent, president global banking & financial markets & sales & marketing, BT
"This deal adds a large number of significant Tokyo-based clients to our on-net Unified Trading community and bolsters BT's commitment to strengthening our business there."
London - BT has announced that from
July 2012, Tokyo-based Totan Information Technology (Totan IT)
will outsource its private network community for voice trading
services to BT.
Financial market firms using Totan's brokerage services will continue to receive all current services but will also have access to the full range of voice trading technologies offered by BT. This new deal will provide Totan's customers with access to any future innovative voice and data technology brought to the market by BT.
Kiyomi Saito, CEO of Totan IT, said: "BT is well-known for its expertise in networking, and we have enjoyed a long standing relationship with them. We have turned to BT as our preferred choice to take over the operation of our private network community voice trader services so that we can focus on support of our core brokerage activity. We will be working closely with BT to make sure that, together, we provide a seamless switch over for our customers.
"By connecting our existing voice trading services to BT's
worldwide network, we are leveraging BT's investments in Japan
and ensuring our customers have greater access to international
investment opportunities both into and out of Tokyo."
Tom Regent, president, global banking & financial markets and sales & marketing, BT Global Services, said: "We are pleased to be extending our relationship with Totan IT and look forward to providing its customers with the highest level of service. This type of agreement is underpinned by the investment programme we launched across Asia-Pacific two years ago and is a testimony to the impact of our renewed commitment to the Japanese markets. This deal adds a large number of significant Tokyo-based clients to our on-net Unified Trading community and bolsters BT's commitment to strengthening our business there."