November 2, 2010: KVH to Expand its Ultra Low Latency Network to US Financial Centers – Delivering the Lowest Latency Connectivity between Chicago and Tokyo/Asia Pacific Region
Press Release: November 2, 2010
KVH Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Richard Warley, hereinafter referred to as “KVH”) announced today that it will expand its ultra low-latency network that currently connects key financial markets in Japan and Asia-Pacific region to the U.S. by adding a new network point of presence (POP) in Chicago. This new POP will be operational in January, 2011 and will mark the first time for KVH to enter the U.S. market for delivering services to the financial services community.
The new Tokyo to Chicago route will have latency which will be the lowest in the market today. KVH developed this route by applying leading-edge Ethernet technology to the shortest possible path currently available. Leveraging “KVH Trading Avenue,” a suite of proximity and ultra low-latency solutions, the new route will provide U.S. traders with the best latency connectivity to Japan as well as to other Asian markets, including Australia.
“KVH Trading Avenue” addresses the needs of the financial services community by offering proximity and ultra low-latency connectivity to the major exchanges in Japan and key financial centers in the region and is the ideal managed environment for supporting algorithmic electronic trading. In addition to offering low latency connectivity to Hong Kong and Singapore via its POPs, KVH provides expanded reach to other key cities in Asia, the U.S. and Europe via an optimized network consisting of multi carriers.
Dr. Zhongmin Guo, Vice President, Telecom and International Business Unit of KVH noted, “Low latency networks have become an extremely important differentiator in today’s trading environment for our financial service customers. Japanese and Asian markets are showing strong growth with the introduction of cutting-edge trading platforms by major exchanges. By enhancing KVH’s proximity and ultra low-latency network services with this new route to Japan and the Asia Pacific region, our customers can take advantage of trading opportunities in this growing market. KVH continues to expand its geographic reach and service portfolio to ensure our customers benefit from resilient and fast market access.”
KVH will exhibit the latest proximity and ultra low-latency solutions at the 26th FIA Futures and Options Expo in Chicago on November 2 - 4, 2010.
KVH was established in Tokyo in 1999 by Fidelity Investments as a Japan focused IT/communications service provider. KVH offers integrated communications and IT management solutions that include managed services, data center services, professional services, data networking, internet access, and voice services to business customers. KVH operates the lowest latency network in Japan, and with over 450 financial services customers, is the leading provider of ultra low latency network and proximity hosting solutions to the high frequency trading community in Tokyo and Osaka. KVH also offers low latency connectivity services between major financial markets in the Asia/Pacific region and the US, including Tokyo, Chicago, New York, Singapore, Hong, Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, and Sydney. More information on KVH can be found at www.kvh.co.jp/en/