SSE Strikes LSE Deal

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been named an Accredited Connectivity Partner (ACP) by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). This agreement gives SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ customers the ability to connect directly to London Stock Exchange.

The addition of ACPs such as SSE Enterprise Telecoms, means that LSEG members, non-members and independent software vendors have one more choice when selecting connectivity partners.

Utilising industry leading networking technology from Ciena, service resilience and redundancy is ensured by using four dual optical networking chassis on opposite sides of the London Stock Exchange data centre, providing customers with high levels of confidence for their time critical connectivity requirements.

Nigel Harold, Head of Business Development – Technology, London Stock Exchange Group said: “SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ network offers a valuable addition to our choice of Accredited Connectivity Partners. We are confident that SSE’s infrastructure and experience will benefit our Customer Managed Connectivity service, meeting the needs of clients who require connections via reliable, low latency networks.”

“As an Accredited Connectivity Partner of the London Stock Exchange, and by bringing its data centre on-net, we’re offering up an unprecedented connectivity service to London Stock Exchange stakeholders – from banks to traders,” said Colin Sempill, Managing Director at SSE Enterprise Telecoms. “In the financial services industry, it is paramount that networking partners provide reliable and fast connectivity. We live and breathe this at SSE Enterprise Telecoms, given our years of heritage in engineering our network for some of the most risk-averse industries in the world, most notably energy providers.”

“For our data centre customers, this means they will have access to one of the most prestigious financial institutions in the world. The heartbeat of London’s banking district, it will open up the opportunity to provide best-of-breed connectivity services where speed truly equals money. What’s more, with built in flexibility and scalability we have future-proofed the network, ensuring that as the market changes, we can be as responsive to bandwidth demand as the traders are to market shifts. With that in mind, we’re looking forward to a great partnership with London Stock Exchange Group and its customers,” said Sempill.

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