Colt optimizes routes between Tokyo, Chicago exchanges

FinTech Innovation editors
FinTech Innovation

Colt Technology Services has launched newly optimized low-latency network routes linking stock exchanges in Tokyo and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

The enhancements aim to benefit traders in Chicago who require fast connectivity to Tokyo, or exchange venues in Tokyo that require low-latency connectivity to Chicago.

Connectivity will be provided through the company's private Ethernet-based Colt IQ Network. Latency between Tokyo and Chicago is expected to reach a mere 121.07ms between each endpoint after network optimization.

Exchange venues across the globe will be able to utilize Colt’s ultra-low-latency network that links financial markets in Japan and America. Enterprises in other industries that require leased bandwidth, advanced security, and low-latency Ethernet services are also expected to benefit from these optimizations.

Bandwidth is selectable from a range of 1Mbps to 10Gbps, and offers optional protection and redundancy.

Colt has also commenced optimization of other key routes in the Asia-Pacific region.

The company said its 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.

First published in FinTech Innovation

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