IPC, the leading provider of mission critical communications solutions to global enterprises, today announced the completion of a resilient international network ring connecting Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. The completion of the ring supports domestic communications between trading partners in Shanghai and Beijing and facilitates global connectivity into and out of mainland China. Combined with On-Net domestic connectivity to its customers this dramatically reduces installation lead times. In addition, the resilient architecture assures sub-second service restoration in the event of any network fault. IPC is committed to providing highly available connectivity services across its wholly owned secure global network.
IPC will offer local, domestic and international services via its robust and resilient network providing direct connectivity to these rapidly expanding financial centers. More than 105,000 traders worldwide rely on IPC products and services every day to ensure continuity of voice trading.
IPC Network Services now has 20 PoPs in Asia Pacific alone including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, two in Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, and two in Sydney. All IPC customers also have access to a secure, web-based portal that allows them to request pricing, enter service orders, verify circuit inventory and view all On-Net locations to ease the administration associated with circuit management.
For this most recent project, IPC partnered with China Telecom Corporation to build the infrastructure and deliver On-Net services. China Telecom is the leading provider of telecommunications services in China, serving more than 20 municipalities, provinces and autonomous regions and with a subscriber base exceeding 200 million.
âIPC is committed to helping our customers grow and remain competitive in an active market with state-of-the-art technology, local office support and connectivity services that span the globe,â said Stephen Phillips, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, IPC. âOur partnership with China Telecom to connect mainland China to trading counterparties enables us to offer a complete solution for our customers. This initiative combined with the existing IPC Trading Systems offices in Beijing and Shanghai ensures that all of our customers in China can enjoy the benefits of a full sales and support organization for all of IPCs products and services.