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METRO2C Alliance and Volta Data Centres add Low Latency Connectivity to Key Trading Venues

Unique low latency environment created for trading firms in Ireland and the UK

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 -- Sea Fibre Networks (SFN), owner and operator of Europe's most advanced sub-sea telecoms network, CeltixConnect, today announced Volta Data Centres as a member of the METRO2C Alliance. Volta's membership, with its City of London data centre, creates a unique low latency eco-system between Dublin's International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and London's financial services trading community. The METRO2C Alliance enables latency sensitive trading participants, including exchanges, brokers and high-frequency traders, to transmit millions of orders at lightning speed from the IFSC, Dublin directly to Volta's Great Sutton Street Data Centre via the CeltixConnect submarine network.

The METRO2C Alliance is committed to strengthening the digital economy through critical infrastructure and commences with a focus on the financial industry. Electronic trading requires high speed, resilient and secure connections. Tools such as sophisticated algorithms can execute thousands of orders in a single stock per second, while smart order routers scan dozens of public and private marketplaces simultaneously for the best available price. These tools enable trading participants to spot trends rapidly and adjust their trading strategies within milliseconds.

CeltixConnect, the shortest submarine network on the Dublin - UK route, lands at a dedicated cable landing station in the vicinity of the IFSC, Dublin delivering the fastest possible speeds to and from half of the worlds top 50 financial institutions including, high frequency trading firms, financial services firms, hedge firms, brokers and banks. In London, through its centrally located data centre, Volta offers proximity hosting and low latency access to key trading venues in an ultra-secure facility with 24 hour surveillance and bomb blast protection measures. Benefitting from a diverse 33kV power supply fed by two separate substations of the national grid, Volta offers a highly resilient, secure and flexible IT environment, for METRO2C Alliance customers.

Diane Hodnett, CEO, Sea Fibre Networks said: "We are delighted to add Volta to the METRO2C Alliance. This collaboration not only benefits the financial services industry in the UK and Ireland but also supports the new wave of online media companies who continue to locate significant operations in both Dublin and London's Shoreditch and Silicon Roundabout areas."

Julian King, Commercial Director at Volta said: "We are pleased to become a member of the METRO2C Alliance. We welcome this collaboration to provide more connectivity options to the financial markets and offer our customers ultra-low latency, secure and resilient connectivity between the UK and Irish trading communities."

To enquire about a solution from Dublin's IFSC to the Volta Great Sutton Street Data Centre Facility, please use the solution generator available here.

About The METRO2C Alliance

Founded by Sea Fibre Networks, the METRO2C Alliance is the collaboration of Europe's leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet exchanges providing best-in-class communication solutions connecting Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany. The METRO2C Alliance is carrier-neutral facilitating collaboration amongst members, providing enterprises with premier high capacity connectivity solutions matching bespoke requirements such as diverse routing, low latency, scalability and modern technology with very competitive cost efficiencies.

Members of the METRO2C Alliance include:

1. Connectivity Providers: experienced in the design, delivery and management of tier 1 and tier 2 networks, with a proven track record in dealing with global enterprise and carrier customers. Product offerings include dark fibre and managed services.

2. Data Centre Operators: Europe's leading Data Centre Service Providers crucial to the growth of the digital economy, providing services from data storage, disaster recovery and cloud computing.

3. Internet Exchanges: Europe's leading Internet Exchanges dedicated to reducing costs and increasing the efficiency of the telecoms industry.

Visit the METRO2C website today for more information. Announcing following routes soon: Munich, Zurich, Brussels, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Stockholm. For becoming a member of the METRO2C Alliance, please contact us here.

About Sea Fibre Networks

Sea Fibre Networks is a carrier neutral, sub-sea telecoms provider. The company is owner and operator of CeltixConnect Europe's most advanced sub-sea telecoms network. Sea Fibre Networks delivers the innovation and flexibility businesses need to stay ahead in the market place. It provides network solutions tailored to specific needs with the most efficient service. All products are supported by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLA's). These are further enhanced with proactive management and monitoring of the sub-sea cable system.

Information about Sea Fibre Networks can be found at www.seafibre.com .

About Volta

Volta is a specialist developer and operator of purpose designed data centres for the financial, media and content industries. The company's first high specification facility is located at Great Sutton Street in immediate proximity to the City of London. The facility is uniquely designed to provide a flexible, secure and sustainable IT environment to cater to businesses requiring a Central London location as well as ultra-low latency. Volta works with the world's leading carriers to deliver ultra-fast, resilient connectivity to users of latency-sensitive services in the financial, media and content industries. For more information, please visit http://www.voltadatacentres.com/

Contacts:
METRO2C Alliance
Sarah Cunningham
+353 1 66243 99
[email protected]
www.seafibre.com

Volta Data Centres
Julia Streets / Sybille Mueller
+ 44 20 7959 2235
[email protected]
[email protected]

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