There have been several interesting bandwidth and telecom items from the specialized financial vertical this week. Here's a quick look at news from Perseus Telecom, Orange Business Service - Trading Solutions , and IPC Systems:
Perseus Telecom formally unveiled its European microwave services yesterday. They launched the capability in October, bringing the exchanges of London and Frankfurt rather closer together than they have ever been. Today they're offering ultra-low latency connections from key London area exchanges in each of Basildon, Slough, and the City of London to both Deutsche Bourse and Eurex in Frankfurt. Microwave links have become a key piece of the low latency game, balancing the fastest possible speed against the greater bandwidth and reliability of fiber. Perseus's latency via this service is less than 4.6ms RTD between Basildon and Frankfurt.
The Trading Solutions division of Orange Business Services has teamed up with Bloomberg for a new integrated voice offering. It's a cloud-based voice recording and archiving service to be offered in partnership with the everpresent Bloomberg Vault trading and information platform, enabling trading firms to produce electronic records in 'near real-time'. So much of bandwidth's financial vertical is focused on HFT these days, it's nice to see connectivity being used for something other than low latency algorithms now and then.
And in New Jersey, IPC Systems says its IP/MPLS-based network services have been selected by the investment banking firm Jefferies & Company, Inc. IPC is supplying Jefferies with both extranet services and data connectivity, improving their access to the various exchanges, data centers, and the like.
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