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EXA Infrastructure announces connectivity deal with London Stock Exchange

Written by Mon 25 Apr 2022

EXA Infrastructure announced that it will provide network connectivity services to the London Stock Exchange’s new-built data centre in the London Docklands.


The London Stock Exchange (LSEG) recently moved data services from a facility in the City of London to a newly-constructed facility in the Docklands. This new data centre will provide services for LSEG, as well as Turquoise, and Turquoise Europe trading platforms.

EXA will provide the new data centre will dark fibre, wavelength and Ethernet services. These will be available to all colocation users at the data centre.

The company credits its selection by the LSEG to its position as an ‘accredited connectivity partner’, which it lists as a reason for the choice in the announcement. In addition, EXA notes, connectivity can be extended beyond the Docklands facility to other sites, while the company’s on-land and undersea networks crossing Europe and the North Atlantic are suited to the needs of trading markets.

“There can be few cases in which the quality and speed of a network is more important than when connecting to the London Stock Exchange, so the decision to entrust EXA Infrastructure as connectivity provider to the new data centre is the highest possible endorsement of our capabilities,” said Andrew Haynes, Executive Vice President Product and Technology, EXA Infrastructure.

EXA Infrastructure boasts 500+ points of presence (POPs), 3 transatlantic cables, and ultra-fast connectivity with data transmission of less than 59 milliseconds between London and New York.

EXA Infrastructure was formerly the infrastructure arm of GTT Communications. When GTT filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, the infrastructure division was acquired by ISquared Capital and rebranded as EXA Infrastructure.

At the time of the acquisition, newly-appointed CEO of EXA Martijn Blanken said:

“The creation of EXA, the way that we will serve our customers and our commitment to continual investment in our business is all down to one word: focus. We will have a relentless focus on the data-centre-to-data centre infrastructure services we provide, enabling our customers to provide the most compelling experiences to their clients and end-users.”

“We are determined to become the undisputed leader in the digital infrastructure industry in the European, trans-Atlantic and North American market,” he continued. “In order to achieve that ambition, we will make material investments to expand our network footprint, in close collaboration with our customers, to meet the ever-growing need to carry data around key routes in the region.”

Written by Mon 25 Apr 2022


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