The German financial marketplace Deutsche Börse is upgrading its network again, getting some help from independent European fiber operator euNetworks. They're adding capacity for future growth with a focus on high system stability.
euNetworks is now providing Ethernet services and especially network redundancy, adding to an already extensive relationship. The financial vertical has been key to the company's growth over the past few years, and have been very active in the low latency market between key European nodes. The acquisitions of LambdaNet and TeraGate last year gave them a greatly expanded presence in Germany.
Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext attempted to merge last year, but after extensive scrutiny the deal was nixed by the European Commission. Thus they are following a similar, but independent infrastructure path that requires vast amounts of highly reliable bandwidth that feeds an ecosystem of trading firms and others.