Orange Business Services - Trading Solutions Utilises Interxion Data Centres to Provide Global Converged Trading Infrastructure



LONDON – 31 May 2012 INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that Orange Business Services -  Trading Solutions, the leader in voice and electronic trading infrastructure and services for the trading communities, is providing its unique colocation offering via Interxion’s pan-European data centres.

The move enables Trading Solutions’ customers to converge their voice and electronic trading infrastructure onto a single extranet and connect to all major trading platforms globally. Trading Solutions delivers unified communications services to more than 2,000 financial institutions and has over 40,000 turrets installed globally. Its dedicated trading extranet, TCSnet, facilitates trading between counterparties and enables financial services firms access to all of the world’s major financial hubs and liquidity pools.

Trading Solutions connects to 47 markets from Interxion via TCSnet, offering its customers the best latencies and now includes both voice and electronic trading connectivity on a single network. Sébastien Jaouen, Head of Global Sales-Trading Community Services at Business Services - Trading Solutions, commented, “Optimised connectivity to all financial instruments is increasingly important for the trading community, especially in global foreign exchange (FX).

In a fragmented market like FX, a seamless global network enables market participants to focus on their core business of trading. Delivering this infrastructure across Interxion’s European footprint enables us to deliver our customers services that allow them to reach trading destinations securely and at the lowest latencies, thus maximising trading potential.”

Patrick Lastennet, Director, Financial Services at Interxion, added, “We are delighted to announce that Trading Solutions has expanded its existing relationship with Interxion to deliver its unique converged trading infrastructure across Interxion’s pan-European data centre footprint.

The TCSnet extranet further strengthens our community of capital market participants that includes various liquidity venues, real-time market data feeds, buy-side and sell-side firms, and a diverse ecosystem of leading financial service providers. This reflects our position as a leading supplier of colocation and proximity hosting services to the capital markets industry.”

Interxion hosts a range of access points to leading exchanges, including NYSE Euronext, London Metal Exchange, Bolsa de Madrid, BATS Chi-X Europe and SIX Swiss Exchange as well as the matching engines of Equiduct, Quote MTF, Burgundy and the Nordic Derivatives Exchanges. In addition, Interxion offers access to Deutsche Börse Group’s trading systems through a shared market access solution.

About Interxion
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 31 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications.

With connectivity provided by over 400 carriers and ISPs and 18 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest.

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About Orange Business Services - Trading Solutions a single source of innovation.
Orange Business Services - Trading Solutions (Trading Solutions) is a leading provider of convergent voice and electronic trading infrastructure and services for the trading communities.

It is an international subsidiary of the Orange Group, employing over 450 people in the major financial centres across the globe including Beijing, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo and Zurich. The company is supported by a global partner network of distributors in 50 countries offering customers 24/7 service.

Trading Solutions has more than 45 years' experience of working with the financial services trading industry. Focusing on building long-term partnerships with customers, the company brings innovative solutions and the highest quality services to the trading community. It provides optimised solutions over its dedicated trading network to a community of more than 2,000 network member organisations, encompassing buy-side and sell side institutions and trading venues.

Trading Solutions also offers flexible trading products and services including state of the art, unified voice trading solutions. Its next generation Open Trade turrets feature programmable user interfaces, touchscreens and voice/instant messaging recording solutions.

Open Trade was named 'best innovation by an IT or software firm' in the trading and execution category in the FOW Awards 2011 and Trading Solutions was recognised as a Financial-i 'leader in innovation' two years running in 2010 and 2011, for its IP network offering.France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

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