FXecosystem deploys PoP in Equinix’s HK1

17 January 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

FXecosystem has further expanded in Asia by establishing a point of presence (PoP) in Equinix’s Hong Kong data centre, HK1.

Hong KongFXecosystem has now deployed at Equinix’s HK1 data centre, adding to the existing connections at LD4 (London), NY4 (New York) and SG1 (Singapore), helping to provide a single point of entry to connect to FX and bond market participants on a global scale.

The expansion, which comes following the recent opening of the organisation’s regional headquarters in Singapore, will provide institutional and retail broker clients with a single point of entry to the FXecosystem global infrastructure, connecting to FX counterparts and liquidity providers in New York and London.

“Equinix's global data centres are home to the world’s largest multi-asset electronic trading ecosystem - a robust collection of interconnected execution venues and trading platforms, market data vendors, service providers, buy-side and sell-side firms,” said John Knuff, vice-president of financial services, Equinix.

“We are excited to see FXecosystem continuing to leverage our interconnection platform for the international scale and reach to better service their growing customer base.”

Brokers will also have access to high-speed circuits within the FXecosystem network and will benefit from faster, more secure transaction execution

James Banister, CEO of FXecosystem, added: “This second PoP in Asia allows us to service our existing clients in Southeast Asia, including Hong Kong and China. This, together with recent announcements such as our PoP in Equinix’s SG1 data centre in Singapore and new NOC and engineering facility in Asia, further strengthens and expands our service offering in the region and underpins our growth plans for 2017.” 

“With our enhanced infrastructure, we can help institutional and retail FX clients in Europe and America to expand into Asia. We are also seeing interest from Asian banks and brokers who need enhanced connectivity between these three continents.”

Equinix recently announced that it is launching a new interconnect architecture, offering up to 100Gbps per port, between data centre facilities in Brazil.

Topics: FXecosystem, Equinix, Hong Kong, HK1, data centre, PoP, finance, brokers, FX