Intercontinental Exchange to Provide Wireless Connectivity Between Chicago and Tokyo

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), an operator of global exchanges, and Go West, a consortium of global trading firms, will offer ultra-low latency wireless connectivity between markets in Chicago and Tokyo, the companies said.

When the Go West service is launched in the fourth quarter of 2017, ICE´s Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI®) wireless networks will offer the most extensive ultra-low latency network connectivity solutions among the New York, Chicago, Toronto and Tokyo metro areas.

The Go West network was created by a consortium of several of the world´s trading firms to generate efficient access to global financial markets by offering the lowest latency route between Chicago and Tokyo. The network utilizes a system of wireless towers, fiber-optic lines and submarine cables to connect Chicago and Tokyo.

The agreement with Go West will add one new wireless network to ICE´s ultra-low latency connectivity services, including the SFTI Wireless New Jersey metro network, powered by Anova, and the Atrium wireless network, which ICE acquired in May 2017, offering one of the lowest latency networks between the New Jersey, Chicago and Toronto metro areas.

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that operates a network of global futures, equity and equity options exchanges, as well as global clearing and data services across financial and commodity markets. The New York Stock Exchange is the world provider of capital raising, listings and equities trading.