KVH launches new ultra-low latency routes to CME from Tokyo and Singapore

Nurdianah Md Nur

KVH Co. Ltd — an Asian IT and data centre services provider headquartered in Japan — has launched newly optimised ultra-low latency routes to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in Aurora from Tokyo and Singapore.

According to KVH, these newly optimised Ethernet routes offer latency below 122 and 188 milliseconds between Tokyo and Aurora, and Aurora and Singapore respectively when delivered over a high bandwidth premium Ethernet service. The routes will thus enable Chicago and Asia-based trading participants to have a fast connection and ultra-low latency access to financial markets in Japan, Singapore and the U.S.

Users will be able to choose either protected or unprotected circuits with bandwidths available from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps. This fully diverse cable system — including infrastructure, backhauls and local loops — is available in Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint and Multipoint-to-Multipoint (E-LAN) topology options. In addition to being MEF 9 and 14 compliant, this service is backed by industry leading delivery and performance service level agreements (SLA), said KVH in a media statement.

"KVH is committed to providing the fastest routes in the industry to meet the needs of financial customers pursuing high frequency trading strategies," said Machifumi Kashiwagi, vice president of Product Management at KVH. "We are continuously optimising our network to deliver secure and reliable low latency infrastructure that gives trading participants an edge."

Available commercially from 31 March 2014, KVH's new routes can also be used by other industry sectors requiring dedicated bandwidth, high security and low latency Ethernet services.