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NTT America to Provide ACTIV Financial with Data Center and Internet Connectivity Services

NEW YORK, NY – November 24, 2009 – 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.”


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