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Pacnet Lightning Expands to Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Solution Delivers Fast, Low-Latency Connectivity to Connect Asia's Financial Community to the Largest Futures Exchange in the United States

SINGAPORE -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 -- Pacnet announced today that it has expanded the coverage of Pacnet Lightning to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the largest exchange for futures and options-on-futures in the United States.

The service expansion adds to Pacnet Lightning's very low latency routes over direct fiber access to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Osaka Stock Exchange, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and the Singapore Stock Exchange.

"With algorithmic and high frequency trading becoming the rule rather than the exception in today's financial markets, the race to zero has never been more critical," said Jim Fagan, President of Managed Services at Pacnet. "Through our lightning-fast, low latency subsea fiber connectivity between Chicago and key Asian markets, Pacnet Lightning now empowers traders in Asia to trade on the CME through our fastest connections to optimize their trading gains."

Pacnet Lightning guarantees highly secure, reliable and lowest-latency point to point connections to stock exchanges for traders and market data vendors, for their information access and trading needs. It uses Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Ethernet technology to connect traders with low latency bandwidth of up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) into the various stock exchanges.

Additionally, by having Pacnet's full suite of networking and co-location services available through Pacnet's Points of Presence (PoPs) next to these exchanges, Pacnet is able to deliver a seamless experience for customers connecting to one or all of these exchanges.

Pacnet Lightning, which rides on dedicated Ethernet International Private Line (EIPL) circuits on the shortest cable routes of Pacnet's extensive intra-Asia EAC-C2C, and trans-Pacific EAC Pacific subsea cable systems, also offers real-time end-to-end network performance monitoring and reporting, which allow customers to see the actual latency between two points.

Through Pacnet's multiple network routes on its subsea cable system, Pacnet Lightning is also able to deliver the robust, redundant connections demanded by the financial community by delivering dedicated bandwidth allocation not only for the primary network path but also for the secondary network path.

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About Pacnet

Pacnet is Asia Pacific's leading provider of integrated network and technology solutions for enterprise, service provider, and carrier customers. Ownership of the region's most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to 23 data centers -- including its facilities in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney -- gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers throughout the region including Japan, China, India, and the United States. Combined with a complete set of services for managed data, private line, hosting, co-location, and content delivery, its assets and experience in the region have helped Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including many of the Fortune 1000. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.

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