Avelacom Adds Tokyo Connection

Avelacom has announced the launch of a new point of presence in Equinix’s Tokyo (TY3) International Business Exchange data centre, providing trading firms with faster and more reliable connectivity between TY3 and Equinix’s London (LD4/5) data centre facilities. The new London – Tokyo route delivers the lowest latency in the market – 145.3 milliseconds (round-trip), the firm claims.

The new connectivity is designed to serve the needs of financial services firms, enabling them to access market data and send orders at the highest possible speed and improve overall trading performance.

“Platform Equinix is home to the world’s largest multi-asset trading venues and provides interconnection between ecosystem participants to accelerate business performance,” says Russell Poole, managing director, Equinix UK. “Avelacom’s new PoP offers increased opportunities for FX market players, as latency sensitive traders access the London-Tokyo route.”

Aleksey Larichev, Avelacom’s managing director, adds,  “The London – Tokyo route has always been associated with latency and redundancy issues because of its great distance and the multiple territories through which the data has to travel. Most market participants experience round-tip latency of around 156 milliseconds, but by switching to Avelacom’s network they can shave off more than 10 milliseconds, significantly improving data speed and overall performance.

“Connectivity is one of the key drivers for success in the electronic trading environment, and our London – Tokyo ultra-low latency offerings give companies a true competitive edge,” he adds.

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