NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TOKYO:9432), has announced that it has launched an ultra-low-latency connectivity service, JPX-Chicago Co-Location Direct, between financial markets of Tokyo operated by Japan Exchange Group (JPX), including the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and Chicago, USA., the company said.
This new connectivity service offers the telecom industry´s lowest-level latency for connecting JPX´s colocation center, a base for major financial institutions, and the Cermak data center used by Chicago´s financial market. The new connectivity service offers investors and financial institutions increased agility in conducting high frequency trading between Japan and the United States.
NTT Com also delivers connectivity services between JPX and financial markets in Hong Kong and Singapore, providing ICT infrastructure for reliable, ultra-high speed connections that help customers deal with the increasing burdens of high frequency algorithm trading.
Chicago´s financial market is home to major exchanges involved in trading derivatives, including futures, so JPX-Chicago Co-Location Direct provides customers with easy access to a key derivatives market. It also is expected to facilitate increased trading between Japanese and US exchanges, including for products such as Nikkei 225 Futures.
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company´s worldwide infrastructure, including the global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal Oneâ¢ VPN network reaching over 190 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers worldwide.