Spread Networks improves latency on Chicago-New York route

Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, says it has made latency improvements on two of its leading services.

Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, says it has made latency improvements on two of its leading services.

Spread’s flagship Ultra Low Latency (ULL) dark fiber service between Chicago and New York is now operational at a roundtrip latency of 12.98 ms, a 1-microsecond improvement from the previous 13.1-ms offering. The latency improvement over Spread’s dark fiber is the result of continuous route improvements that the company has undertaken since going live in August 2010.

Spread says its 12.98-ms dark fiber offering provides customers with ultra-high bandwidth on a 99.999% available service at the lowest latencies achievable by fiber-optic networks between the two financial centers. For financial customers who value low latency and reliability for their mission-critical trading applications, there is no other comparable offering, the company contends.

Spread’s ULL Wavelength service will also benefit from a latency improvement on the same route. Scheduled for implementation on October 12, the ULL Wavelength service will achieve an operational round-trip latency below 14.1 ms.

These latency improvements follow immediately upon Spread’s recent deployment of 100G technology on the same ULL Wavelength service.

Murray White, Spread's EVP of market development said, "Today, Spread has achieved yet another new latency standard for optical network service between Chicago and New York. We’re pleased that we can deliver these latest improvements to our customers and remain committed to providing the fastest, most reliable, and best-managed network services available on the Chicago-New York route."

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