NTT to launch Co-Location Direct solution between Japan and Singapore

28 January 2015 |


NTT Communications has today revealed an agreement with the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) for the launch of a low-latency service between the co-location facilities of JPX and SGX.

The JPX-SGX Co-Location Direct is claimed to be the industry’s lowest latency services for international leased lines between the two facilities, and service on the lines will begin from April 2015.

“JPX and NTT Com have a well-established relationship as partners supporting Japanese market infrastructure with the necessary network and datacentres,” said Ryusuke Yokoyama, executive officer of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

“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, datacentres that are in proximity of foreign exchanges and offer connectivity to multiple markets, and strong local working relationships in markets worldwide.”

The service is designed to provide cost savings as well as unrivalled low-latency connectivity, enabling traders to operate competitively in high-frequency business environments.

NTT’s Asia Submarine Cable Express (ASE) is the shortest cable route between Japan and Singapore, and the service will enable the operator to offer low latency services between its data centres in the two countries, without the need of a local operator.

In August 2012, NTT launched a dedicated, low-latency connection between London and Hong Kong.