Colt improves latency between Tokyo and London financial centers

Colt says it has improved the latency on its routes between Tokyo and London financial centers to less than 159 milliseconds as part of its continued investment in the Colt IQ Network, addressing the specific requirements of financial firms and enterprises. Reducing latency will advance trading strategies that rely on low latency infrastructure to support investment banks, high-frequency trading (HFT) firms, FX related applications, and other financial organizations, the fiber-optic network service provider says.

Colt says it has improved the latency on its routes between Tokyo and London financial centers to less than 159 milliseconds as part of its continued investment in the Colt IQ Network, addressing the specific requirements of financial firms and enterprises.

Reducing latency will advance trading strategies that rely on low latency infrastructure to support investment banks, high-frequency trading (HFT) firms, FX related applications, and other financial organizations, the fiber-optic network service provider says. This network optimization provides enterprises a consolidated services approach through which they will have a single supplier for all their network requirements.

Colt has already invested €200 million this year in upgrading capacity throughout its Colt IQ Network worldwide. This January, Colt announced it would accelerate its three-year investment plan, targeting upgrades and expansions of the capacity and reach of its network, to expand its presence across Asia (see "Colt looks to metro footprint expansion in Singapore, Hong Kong").

In November, Colt announced plans to upgrade its transatlantic, transpacific, and Asian submarine cable capacity to 100 Gbps to extend availability of its Colt IQ Network to multinational companies (see "Colt announces plans for cable capacity upgrades across Asia").

According to Colt, the network optimizations this year position the company to continue performing as a top-tier low latency route provider, specifically in Asia, between trading venues such as the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), the Singapore Exchange (SGX), the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), and the Japan Exchange Group (JPX/CC2).

"We are committed to providing global financial firms with a very fast and reliable network infrastructure together with superior customer experience," said Andrew Housden, vice president of Capital Markets at Colt. "This is why we are investing heavily in low latency connectivity between the key financial centers and exchanges in Asia, Europe, and North America. This year, we have announced improved latency on our Chicago to Tokyo network route and key APAC routes. We are now focusing on the Tokyo to London route. Firms are increasingly using their network to gain a competitive advantage and the Colt IQ Network provides a consistently high experience across all regions."

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