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euNetworks Latest To Tap Ciena 6500

Ciena has been in the news a bit of late, with its 6500 packet optical platform being adopted by several network providers, most recently euNetworks for its 100 gigabit upgrade. euNetworks his upgraded a portion of its entire European network to the higher bandwidth, with roll out in Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris, and also…

Connectivity and Co-Lo Roundup: CFN, Colt, Interxion, SIX, Thomson Reuters …

It’s TradeTech time in chilly and soggy London (though I am happily writing this from sunny, 90-degree Austin) – which means a deluge of press releases that is a Big Data problem in itself. Here are some highlights, focusing on connectivity, co-lo and a bit of cloud. CFN Services – is moving into Europe, starting…

Perseus Debuts Fastest Transatlantic Link; Takes Aim at Hibernia’s Planned Express

Perseus Telecom, in partnership with India’s Reliance Globalcom, has debuted what is now the fastest transatlantic cable, dubbed QuanTA, and says it has plans to match the expected speed of Hibernia Atlantic’s Express, which is slated for 2013 rollout. QuanTA leverages the FLAG Atlantic-1 North cable (FA-1) – operated by Reliance – which became operational…

Nexxcom Pushes Down Latency with Wireless Networks in NY/NJ and London Metros

With services aimed at the financial trading community, Nexxcom Wireless is rolling out its microwave wireless data network in the NYC/NJ and London, UK metro areas, beating the latency of fibre-optic wired services by a significant margin. The company has provided these latency figures for several popular routes: PATH LATENCY RTT* SPEED of LIGHT** Carteret,…

HKEx Announces Initial Hosting Ecosystem Members

Ahead of its Q4 launch for hosting services, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) has announced 22 service providers that will set up to provide co-lo and connectivity to the exchange’s core trading platform. “The initial group of founding members, covering telecommunications, market data and financial technology services, provides an excellent base for our…

Hibernia Goes Live With NYSE/Nasdaq Link, Co-Lo

Hibernia Atlantic has gone live with a new fast fibre optic link, connecting Nasdaq’s data centre at 1400 Federal Boulevard in Carteret, NJ, with a popular carrier hotel at 165 Halsey Street in Newark, NJ, where NYSE Euronext maintains a point of presence for its SFTI network, which connects into its matching engines. Hibernia is…

Q&A – From Yesterday’s London Low-Latency Summit

Industry experts in the morning panels at yesterday’s Low-Latency Summit in London responded to a number of questions posed by moderator Pete Harris of IntelligentTradingTechnology.com. Here is some of the wisdom shared … Q: Trading firms want to be smarter, leveraging technology to be wiser with respect to their trading strategies.  Do you agree?  Where…

Coping with the Need for Speed

The need for fast trading is nothing new.  The origins of low latency trading are traced to the arbitrage desks of the 1990s, where speed and firepower were directly used to ‘pick off’ mispriced products.  It wasn’t long before other markets caught on.  Equity markets require low latency because of the widespread use of algorithms…

Q&A: Interactive Data’s Scott Caudell on Co-Lo and Managed Services

Managed service delivery in the low-latency world is an increasing focus as trading firms begin to measure ROI for their IT investments. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to Scott Caudell, vice president, IT Infrastructure, at Interactive Data, about its 7ticks business, and where it fits in. Q: To begin with, can you outline what the Interactive Data 7ticks…

NYSE and Fixnetix Combo Accelerates Global Rollout of “Frictionless” Market Access

So, in the wake of NYSE Euronext’s failed merger with Deutsche Borse, executives at the exchange group are clearly embarking on a Plan B. Part of that is the deal it announced on February 16, which will see it take a 25% stake in Fixnetix, a provider of co-located, managed services for low-latency market data,…