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TT Adds Collocated Access to Thailand Futures Exchange

Trading Technologies (TT) continues to expand its global reach with the introduction of collocated execution and client connectivity services at the Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX). This takes the TT trading platform into Thailand for the first time, providing TT’s global user base with direct market access to TFEX’s portfolio of listed derivatives, including futures, options…

In the Fragmented World of Fixed Income, the Buy-build Debate Heats Up

By Ollie Cadman, Chief Product Officer, Vela. Whether firms like it or not, there is no escaping the prospect that electronic trading in the fixed income market is here to stay. For some participants it may require more adjustment than for others, but the simple fact is, e-trading rules. This has some major implications for…

McKay Brothers Extends Low-latency Services in Asia

McKay Brothers has added connectivity at what it claims is the lowest known commercial latency between the @Tokyo-CC2 data centre and trading centres in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The procured hybrid microwave/fibre service between the Shanghai Futures Exchange data centre and @Tokyo-CC2 data centre takes less than 22.86 milliseconds round trip. Service between the HKEx…

Singapore-Based EDBI Becomes Pico Investor and Strategic Partner

Pico continues its global expansion plan post its acquisition of Corvil with the announcement that Singapore-based investor EDBI has become a Pico investor and strategic partner. Pico launched in APAC about a year ago and has since built presence with strategic hires, new offices and additional data centres in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Korea and…

Options Deploys Latest Arista Switches to Offer Ultra-low Latency at Sub-5 Nanoseconds

Options, a provider of colocation services for capital markets, is meeting client demand for ultra-low latency switching capability with the deployment of Arista 7130 series ultra-low latency switches in 20 colocation environments globally. The company selected the switches after a successful deploying of Arista 7150 switches and plans to have 12 fully managed 7130 switches…

Trading Technologies Adds Connectivity to Mexican Derivatives Exchange

Trading Technologies International (TT) and the Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer), a subsidiary of the Mexican stock exchange Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, have announced that all derivative products listed on MexDer will be available globally to users of the TT platform in Q4 2019. TT clients will be able to leverage TT’s suite of tools, which…

Digital Realty and Interxion Combine to Create Dominant Provider of Data Center Solutions

San Francisco-based Digital Realty has won the recent bidding war for European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, Interxion, entering into a definitive strategic agreement to acquire the firm for an estimated $8.4 billion – heralded as the biggest data centre transaction on record. The stock-swap deal will propel Digital Realty into…

TNS Reaches Connectivity, Hosting and Market Data Access Agreement with HKEX

Transaction Network Services (TNS) and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) have signed an agreement for connectivity, managed hosting and market data access giving market participants greater choice on how to trade with the HKEX. The agreement will provide local and international low latency connectivity to the exchange and between trading partners. TNS will offer…

Emblaze shows significantly reduced latency in STAC benchmark tests

Exablaze, a provider of ultra-low latency network devices, has broken the previous best STAC-T0 benchmark results with its newly-announced ExaNIC FDK-XP (Firmware Development Kit Extension Pack). It has slashed latency to less than half the previous benchmarked best, recording actionable latencies of 31-44 nanoseconds, signalling a marked advance in tick-to-trade system performance. In the STAC…

Pico Refits Jersey Network with Optical Dark Fibre, Adds Corvil Performance Monitoring

Pico is pushing on with its global expansion plan and taking advantage of its acquisition of Corvil with a refit of its Jersey network and the deployment of Corvil network performance monitoring and analytics on top of the network. The new network, the company’s latest investment in its PicoNet proprietary global financial markets network, is…