Over in the UK, euNetworks has made a move to further lower latency on its network infrastructure in support of the financial vertical. The western European infrastructure operator has deployed another 7km of Lumensity’s CoreSmart hollowcore fiber, following up with the route they put in place last April.
Transmission speeds in hollowcore fiber travel at the speed of light in air, which is significantly faster than the speed of light in glass and cuts latency by a third. This of course has applications in the financial sector, which leverages microwave for such applications. But microwave has its limitations, and for real capacity fiber one needs fiber. So with hollowcore fiber you can get both.
In this case the new fiber runs between the London Stock Exchange in the Docklands and Interxion’s LON1 facility. The latency reduction is 3µs per kilometer, and euNetworks plans further deployments as demand supports as they optimize their infrastructure and euTrade network platform. The London metro area is an obvious place to roll things out initially, but other markets likely beckon as well.
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