Colt Reduces Network Latency Between Tokyo and London to Under 160ms

Colt Technology Services announced it has substantially reduced latencybetween Tokyo to London financial centres, toless than 159 milliseconds. Thisnetwork optimisation is part of Colts ongoing investment programme in the ColtIQ Network, addressing specificrequirements of financial firms andenterprises.The improved latency strongly supports trading strategies that rely on lowlatency infrastructure to bettersupport investment banks, high frequency trading(HFT) firms, FX related applications, and other financial organisations.Further, it provides enterprises aconsolidated services approach whereby they have one supplier for all theirnetwork requirements.

Andrew Housden, VP, Capital Markets at Colt, commented: We are committed toproviding global financial firms with a very fast and reliable networkinfrastructure together with superior customer experience. This is why we areinvesting heavily in low latency connectivity between the key financial centresand exchanges in Asia, Europe and North America. This year, we have announcedimproved latency on our Chicago to Tokyo network route and key APACroutes. We arenow focusing on the Tokyo to London route. Firms are increasingly using theirnetwork to gain a competitive advantage and the Colt IQNetwork provides aconsistently high experience across all regions.

Earlier thisyear, Colt announced a three-year investment plan focused on upgrading andexpanding the capacity and reach of its network, enabling it to meetthegrowing global customer demand for high bandwidth connectivity. This year Colthas already invested 200 million to upgrade capacity across its globalColt IQNetwork.

Colts investment programmeincludes a significant revamp of low latency routes connecting key exchanges.With the network optimisations this year, Coltcontinues to be recognised as atop tier low latency route provider, especially in Asia, between trading venuessuch as the Hong Kong Stock Exchange(HKEX), the Singapore Exchange (SGX), the AustralianSecurities Exchange (ASX) and the Japan Exchange Group (JPX/CC2).