Level 3 connects London Stock Exchange to fiber network

Level 3 Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT) now offers connectivity to its collocation facility at London Stock Exchange Group's Data Center, where the point-of-presence (PoP) uses Level 3's global network to provide connectivity to financial institutions co-located within the Exchange Hosting facility.

Level 3 Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT) now offers connectivity to its collocation facility at London Stock Exchange Group's Data Center, where the point-of-presence (PoP) uses Level 3's global network to provide connectivity to financial institutions co-located within the Exchange Hosting facility.

With direct access to a secure and reliable backbone network, Exchange Hosting customers--including members of London Stock Exchange Group, non-member firms, vendors, and service providers--can leverage fast connectivity and network reach over diverse high-speed fiber links on Level 3's network. The Exchange Hosting Service provides access to the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana, Turquoise, and Oslo Bors trading venues.

“We can now provide secure connectivity to key participants trading on London Stock Exchange Group's markets," says James Heard, president of European Markets for Level 3.

"We are pleased to welcome Level 3 into our collocation facility to provide an increased choice of connectivity to our clients who are hosted within our Primary Data Centre," explains Nigel Harold, head of business development for London Stock Exchange Group's Technology division. "Hosting clients will now be able to connect Level 3's low-latency metro, European and transatlantic routes to their own hubs and other business centers and trading venues worldwide."

The Level 3 network spans more than 20 countries with presence in approximately 190 markets in Europe and North America. Level 3 manages 57,000 intercity fiber miles and 27,000 metro fiber miles, providing a size and depth of connectivity on a broad scale.

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