GTT adds new low-latency transport services for financial sector

19 October 2017 | James Pearce


GTT Communications has added new ultra-low latency transport services connecting key financial centres in the US, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Rick Calder, GTTThe routes include New York to Mexico City, Hong Kong to Tokyo, Hong Kong to Singapore, Mumbai to Singapore, and Johannesburg to London, running on GTT’s recently launched Ethernet Direct service platform.

The ultra-low latency service expansion complements the firm’s recent entry into Brazil, GTT claims, and augments its latency footprint, including its GTT Express, a transatlantic fibre route connecting North America to Europe.

GTT said it will back each service with a latency service level agreement, ensuring trading platforms operate with near real-time access to vital market information. Its footprint includes more than 60 low latency routes connecting over 130 financial exchanges in the world.

It has also launched its Time Synchronization service globally. This offers GTT’s clients a single source of time across their entire trading infrastructure, allowing for correlation of data sets and time-stamp trade executions within sub-microsecond Coordinated Universal Time accuracy.

“Our new ultra-low latency routes and Time Synchronization service build upon GTT’s leadership and commitment to the financial services sector,” said Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. 

“Clients can benefit from enhanced reach throughout the global financial trading ecosystem, as well as unparalleled latency, security and accuracy, providing them with immediate access to financial trading information and a competitive advantage.”