NTT Communications will connect the colocation facilities of the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
The company has launched JPX-SGX Co-Location Direct to this end. This low-latency service for international leased lines will start from April 2015.
NTT Com will leverage its working relationships with JPX, SGX and its Asia Submarine Cable Express (ASE) to deliver this service. ASE provides the shortest cable route available between Japan and Singapore.
Once this service goes live in April, it will deliver cost savings and low-latency connectivity for traders.
"We sincerely appreciate that investors will benefit from enhanced connections between JPX and foreign exchanges through NTT Com's robust resources, including low-latency global cable networks, datacenters that are in proximity of foreign exchanges and offer connectivity to multiple markets, and strong local working relationships in markets worldwide," said Ryusuke Yokoyama, an executive officer of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Cost savings and low-latency connectivity will enable traders to strengthen their competitiveness in high-frequency trading and related business.
This announcement has special significance for traders as they are searching for ICT infrastructure that offers fast connections to principal exchanges across the globe.
NTT Com will offer low latency between its datacenters in Japan and Singapore without requiring local telecom because NTT Com has network facilities on the SGX colocation floor ensuring fast and secure service for traders.
NTT Com was recently certified by JPX as a Co-Location Support Vendor and this will enable it to offer connectivity as well as total JPX colocation services between JPX and SGX.
"JPX and NTT Com have a well-established relationship as partners supporting Japanese market infrastructure with the necessary network and datacenters," added Yokoyama. "We have great expectations for NTT Com as our partner to help us realize increased customer satisfaction."
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