Well, you knew the financial sector wouldn't wait long for the latest technology, and hence today's announcement by Spread Networks of its deployment of 100G technology on its ultra-low latency route.
Spread built the newest, most direct link between New York and Chicago just a couple years back in a stealth project aimed squarely at the high speed trading market. They have since expanded beyond the lightning-fast 14.6ms round trip connectivity to offer an only slightly more pedestrian 15.9ms budget option. Both now are available in 100Gbps chunks.
Of course, Spread Network's latency dominance has been challenged by microwave of late, but nothing beats fiber for raw throughput and 100G technology makes sure they have that.
The upgrade is powered by gear from Adva Optical Networking (ETR:ADV, news), using coherent detection via transponder enablement with SD FEC. The same gear has also been certified for use with the company's 13.33ms dark fiber option.