Avelacom expands Warsaw footprint to connect financial service clients to emerging European markets

Avelacom, a network service provider specializing in low latency connectivity and IT-setup services, says it is expanding its Warsaw footprint to connect latency challenged clients in the financial sector to emerging European markets. The company chose the Atman data center colocation facility in Warsaw for its connections with the electronic trading industry.

Avelacom, a network service provider specializing in low latency connectivity and IT-setup services, says it is expanding its Warsaw footprint to connect latency challengedclients in the financial sector to emerging European markets. The company chose the Atman data center colocation facility in Warsaw for its connections with the electronic trading industry.

A Polish fiber-optic network operator, Atman has what Avelacom asserts is the largest data center infrastructure in the Central and Eastern Europe financial hub, as well as several global and local banks and brokerage firms, liquidity aggregators, and market data vendors worldwide. Avelacom says it can use the new Atman point of presence (PoP) to offer its clients improved latency and throughput performance for connecting to an array of Polish financial institutions, and collaborating with its equity and derivatives market participants through one cross connect.

Avelacom's new PoP constitutes part of the company's pan-European fiber-optic network that connects key global trading venues. Roundtrip latency improvements to and from financial companies in Poland and the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) include the following:

WSE and London EX (LSE) – 22.1 ms

WSE and Frankfurt EXX (FR2) – 13.6 ms

WSE and New York, Secaucus – 85.91 ms

"Clients increasingly want to be able to trade multiple markets across a wide range of assets and geographical locations," said Aleksey Larichev, Avelacom's managing director. "They require a faster pace of global growth to source liquidity and diversify their business strategies. This is why we're expanding our footprint to provide more cross-border opportunities for the financial industry. WSE is on the radar of global investors. That's why we are here to help companies to speed up their trading and enhance customer experience."

Avelacom was founded in 2001 and operates 30,000 miles of long-haul fiber cable routes across Europe, Asia, North and South America, South Africa, and Australia. It uses 100-Gbps coherent DWDM technology scalable to 400 Gbps, and offers fiber connectivity to emerging markets, at-exchange co-location, ultra-low latency market data delivery and order routing, managed dedicated servers hosting, financial cloud, and other ready-to-trade services.

Last year, Avelacom chose PacketLight Networks for its PL-1000GT muxponder/transponder platform and PL-1000IL optical amplifier to build the company's fiber-optic network from London to Moscow (see "Avelacom to deploy London to Moscow fiber-optic network with PacketLight").

Atman supplies broadband IP services, such as internet access and data transmission, to telecommunications operators, commercial and industrial companies, and other recipients using international links and fiber-optic networks in large Polish cities. It is the brand under which ATM S.A. provides colocation, hosting, and cloud computing services in its data centers, with more than 13,000 square meters of total space.

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