IPC extends its Enterprise Voice Services capability to Boston and adds new POP facility in Atlanta

New York, Boston & Atlanta - 31 January 2007

IPC, the leading provider of mission critical communications solutions to global enterprises, today announced that it has upgraded its Boston optical point-of-presence (POP) facility to enable the advanced IP service delivery of Enterprise Voice Services (EVS). IPC has also added a new Atlanta optical POP location to its resilient global network. In total, IPC’s network now supports the trading floor communications of the world’s leading financial services institutions in six continents, 37 countries, and 67 cities with 71 Points of Presence.

IPC’s Boston POP location now joins New York and London in its ability to provide IP-based trader voice services via EVS, which was developed specifically by IPC to meet the robust requirements of the trading floor. EVS offers IPC clients improved business continuity capabilities, increased site resiliency and operational efficiencies via VoIP delivery without forfeiting the performance and security features of traditional ring down services. EVS is considered the next step in the evolution to the “virtual trading floor” of the future and improves resiliency and mobility. IPC plans to upgrade additional global POP locations to deliver EVS throughout the year.

“The promise of IP for the trading floor is just now beginning to be realized. Technologic advances such as this move us closer towards the goal of virtualized trading, where resources will be available as they are needed, where they are needed and will not require human intervention,” says Octavio Marenzi, CEO of research and consulting firm Celent.

Lance Boxer, CEO of IPC says, “IPC isn’t just a leader in technology -- we also pioneer better ways for our clients to use that technology. The future is clearly IP, and Enterprise Voice Services is part of a series of services that we’re rolling out to help our clients do more. We’re making concrete investments in the future.”

In response to customer demand, IPC has also added a new optical POP in Atlanta to better service financial customers in the South Eastern U.S. The Atlanta site increases IPC’s network presence in the U.S. to 21 POP locations and provides direct connectivity to an increasingly important center for the financial community. IPC selected Atlanta as the hub for the South East to offer multiple supplier and route diversity options that are available.

As part of IPC’s continued commitment to exceptional service delivery and performance, the new sites are reinforced with fully redundant network and power components, as well as remote environmental sensors and are proactively monitored 24 x 7 by IPC Global Solutions Operations Centers (GSOC). Additionally, IPC customers can access a secure web portal to view services and performance metrics, report problems and request change orders, thereby improving operational efficiency and decreasing administrative overhead.

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