29 Jan 2021


Eurex connectivity: Introduction of new market data and order entry switches

Eurex Circular 009/21 Eurex connectivity: Introduction of new market data and order entry switches

1.  Introduction

To provide existing participants with further growth opportunities and to ensure additional network capacity to serve new participants in the future, Eurex Exchange has decided to take the following actions:

  • Introduction of a sixth 10Gbit/s market data switch (only B side) to increase capacity,
  • Introduction of a sixth 10Gbit/s order entry switch (only B side) initially announced in Eurex Circular 069/20.

The new switches will be available from 29 March 2021 onwards.

2.  Required action

Trading Participants who wish to use the new connections from the start date 29 March 2021 should place their orders by 12 February 2021 at the latest.

3.  Details of the initiative

A. Connection limits

The overall connection limits, as defined in the current GTC to the Connection Agreement and GTC to the Provider Connection Agreement with a maximum of 36 10Gbit/s order entry and 32 10Gbit/s market data connections per Trading Participant, will remain unchanged.

As an additional temporary restriction during the pre-launch phase before 29 March 2021, ordering of maximum two connections for the sixth market data switch will be possible.

B. Ordering process for new connections

The ordering of connections for the new switches will be possible as of today via the Eurex Member Section. In order to choose a specific switch for an ordered connection, please contact your Technical Key Account Manager.

All connections ordered by 12 February 2021 for the new switches are guaranteed to be activated for the start date on 29 March 2021.

Further information


All Trading Participants of Eurex Deutschland and Vendors

Target groups:

Front Office/Trading, IT/System Administration


Your Technical Key Account Manager using your VIP number or Customer Technical Support via e-mail to:

Related circular:

Eurex Circular 069/20

Web:, Eurex Member Section

Authorised by:

Randolf Roth

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