BSO to provide connectivity for Tokyo’s financial centres

09 October 2015 |


BSO Networks has launched a direct network between three key financial data centres in Tokyo.

The company’s dark fibre metro network service is said to have been designed for financial organisations interested in low-latency connectivity.

Tokyo’s exchanges and financial data centres have undergone consolidation in recent years. The Tokyo Stock Exchange has moved from KVH Tokyo DC1 to @Tokyo, the consolidated Japan Exchange Group (JPX) facility that also includes the Osaka Securities Exchange. BSO will offer connectivity between these sites and Tokyo TY3, a major hub for FX trading in the city.

 “Tokyo remains one of the most diverse trading locations in the world, however the metropolitan area is densely populated and reliable connectivity between data facilities often comes at a premium. Simplicity and the customer experience are at the heart of our new network service,” said Michael Ourabah, CEO at BSO. “We believe this will significantly reduce the complexity associated with accessing Tokyo’s markets, particularly for companies already holding IT assets in the city’s legacy data centres.”

It marks a period of expansion in Asia-Pacific for BSO, which has a presence in 16 data centres across the region, including Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mumbai, Johannesburg and Sydney.