November 24, 2009
NTT America to Provide Activ Financial with Data Center and Internet Connectivity Services
NEW YORK, NY – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced it will provide data center and connectivity services to ACTIV Financial, a leading global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions.
In the initial phase, NTT America will provide ACTIV with its reliable, secure and affordable Arcstar Global IP-VPN service to offer seamless connectivity between ACTIV’s corporate headquarters in Chicago and its offices in Tokyo.
Effective December 2009, NTT America will expand its relationship to provide data center and network services to enhance connectivity among ACTIV’s offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. This new network infrastructure will offer ACTIV and its customers the low-latency, highly reliable infrastructure required for today’s high-frequency trading markets. Plans are also in place to further expand the network beyond Asia in future phases.
“With over 300 customers worldwide, ACTIV manages more than 130 feed handlers and nearly 20 datacenters spread across five continents, so it is critical that we work with reliable partners,” said Frank Piasecki, president of ACTIV Financial. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with NTT America in the coming months as we continue to offer our global customers fully managed, low-latency market data solutions.”
“NTT America is pleased to provide our Arcstar IP-VPN and data center services to support ACTIV Financial’s global operations,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, Chief Operating Officer of NTT America. “As part of the one of largest telecommunications carriers in the world, NTT America is in the best position to ensure that our customers receive the stability, reliability, quality and support they need.”
About NTT America
NTT America is North America's natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Com delivers high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information and communication services, expertise in managed networks, hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in IPv6 transit technology. The company’s extensive global infrastructure includes Arcstar™ private networks and a Tier 1 IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com is the wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com.
About ACTIV Financial
ACTIV Financial Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of market data content and technologies to market makers, hedge funds, brokers and trading systems. The company provides managed low latency and high-volume market data services to more than 300 customers worldwide. As vendor of record, ACTIV also delivers consolidated, hosted and on-site ticker plant services for exchanges around the globe. ACTIV is privately owned with offices in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London. To learn more about ACTIV, visit: www.activfinancial.com.
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