BSO Makes a Play for US Low Latency Market


Chicago is home to BSO’s newest low latency trade routes. The European-based Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider recently unlocked the fastest trading routes between CME and international financial hubs in Moscow, Dubai and Mumbai. This optimized connectivity between global exchanges will immediately benefit CME’s finance customers and increase competition for low latency markets across North America.

Here is a breakdown of BSO’s three bidirectional ultra-low latency routes:

  • CME Aurora – MOEX M1, Moscow – 105.40 ms RTD
  • CME Aurora – DGCX, Dubai – 180.95 ms RTD
  • CME Aurora – BKC, Mumbai – 176.95 ms RTD

According to BSO CEO Michael Ourabah, the new Chicago routes are part of an ongoing effort to invest in US areas in order to lower latencies and establish PoPs on the world’s busiest financial trading routes.

 “BSO is a global leader in long-haul network services and Chicago is the first of many upcoming announcements as we aspire to become a major player in the US market.”

With an aggressive growth plan for deploying ultra-low latency networks, BSO is strategic about their new market expansion. Rather than take on the costs (and potential delays) of building new fiber networks, BSO pieces together network segments from multiple carriers to create latency-optimized routes. Like other providers before it, BSO is taking existing network segments, figuring out how to optimize them, then combining them to create something bigger and better. Zayo did the same when it started piecing together smaller metro and middle-mile assets to create a larger, more optimized network.

This process is the same song, different verse as far as telecom network offerings are concerned. Piecing together relevant parts of various networks, interconnecting them, then selling them helps networks achieve scale. In the case of BSO, its network is now purpose-built for the nice low-latency market, which begs the question, does this low-latency play spark the interest of a suitor like Google Fiber or Crown Castle?

For more information on BSO’s new low latency trade routes and what it could mean for other global markets, check out the BSO website


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