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NPLTime® delivers all 4 core elements of your MiFID II time keeping solution

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Accurate and compliantAccuracy

NPLTime® is delivered with a one microsecond SLA – ensuring synchronisation with the reference time, and with all other users.

Accurate and compliantTraceability 

NPLTime® is monitored and maintained 24/7 up to the point of entry to your network. It is therefore directly traceable and certified to UTC at the point of provision.


Accurate and compliantSecurity 

Fibre optic links eliminate GNSS jamming, spoofing, urban canyon effects and solar storms to ensure resilience and security.

Accurate and compliantSimple set up 

NPLTime® is delivered by leading network partners. No roof access is required, and the system is compatible with private data centres or a third party data centre.

Choose your MiFID II service plan

Both our Enterprise and Colo service plans achieve MiFID II compliance and eliminate the risks of GNSS. Whether you need end to end traceability across multiple sites with third party data centres or direct to your own private data centre.

To find out more read our NPLTime® brochure, or get in touch with our experts today.

Call 020 8943 6796 and quote ‘TIME’

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National Timing Centre programme

Led by NPL, the UK’s first nationally distributed time infrastructure will improve security and resilience, communication, and implementation of new technologies, and pave the way for trusted time and frequency across the country.

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ICE Data Services

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  • A complete overview of the time stamping requirements of MiFID II RTS 25

  • Information on the reporting needed for proof of FCA compliance

  • How to eliminate risks and ensure your current systems are fully compliant

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Timing services from the UK’s official UTC timekeeper

NPLTime® offers the financial sector a certified precise time signal, directly traceable to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and independent of GNSS. Since 3 January 2018, financial reporting systems must legally comply with stringent EU regulations for time stamping on financial trades known as MiFID II RTS 25.

That’s why, as the UK’s official UTC timekeeper, we have created NPLTime®. This end-to-end, ‘time-over-fibre’ service is delivered to the financial sector, in partnership with leading network infrastructure providers.

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