Colt Technology Services has announced newly optimised low-latency network routes linking stock exchanges in Tokyo and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which will be available from May 23, 2017.
Connectivity will be provided through the company's private Ethernet-based Colt IQ Network*. Latency between Tokyo and Chicago will reach a speed of 121.07ms between each endpoint after network optimisation**. In addition, the company has also commenced optimisation of other key routes in the Asia-Pacific region.
The new optimisations will benefit traders in Chicago who require fast connectivity to Tokyo, or exchange venues in Tokyo that require low-latency connectivity to Chicago. Exchange venues across the globe will be able to take advantage Colt’s ultra-low-latency network that links financial markets in Japan and America and is both scalable and offers high speeds made possible by the company’s secure leased line Ethernet. Enterprises in other industries that require leased bandwidth, advanced security, and low-latency Ethernet services will also benefit from these optimisations. These efforts will be backed by Colt’s support team with the multilingual capabilities to handle global demand.
Colt's Kenji Hioki, Asia CCO and Regional Executive, stated, "Global high-frequency trading environments are evolving rapidly due to the increasing demand for reliable, low-latency, high-bandwidth connections between exchanges. Colt provides the fastest routes in the industry to satisfy this demand in capital markets. Our robust Colt IQ Network is the platform that supports mission-critical applications connecting exchange venues between Tokyo and Chicago, and provides added value with specialised usability features and support."
Bandwidth is selectable from a range of 1Mbps to 10Gbps, and offers optional protection/redundancy. Colt’s network is configured to be fully redundant, from the infrastructure and backbone to the local loop. Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, and Multipoint-to-Multipoint topology options are available. Colt's services are based on MEF9 and MEF14, and come with industry-leading SLAs covering performance and delivery.
*100 Gbps-capable network optimised for SDN, NFV and cloud services, connecting commercial sites and data centres
** figures provided by Colt accurate as of April 2017