KVH Optimizes Network to Launch Industry's Fastest Routes

to CME From Tokyo and Singapore

CHICAGO--()--KVH Co. Ltd., Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, today announced the launch of newly optimized ultra-low latency routes to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in Aurora, Illinois from Tokyo and Singapore. Commercially available from March 31, 2014 and delivered over a high bandwidth premium Ethernet service, these routes offer SLA-backed latency below 122 and 188 milliseconds between Tokyo and Aurora and Aurora and Singapore, respectively, making these routes the fastest network between these locations in the market today.

Ideal for Chicago-based traders seeking the fastest connection to Japan Exchange (JPX) or Singapore Exchange (SGX) or Asia-based trading participants requiring low latency access to the CME in Aurora, this fully secure Ethernet private line service will enable domestic and international market participants to have ultra-low latency access to financial markets in Japan, Singapore and the US, with superior speed and scalability. This reliable and secure service can also be used by other industry sectors requiring dedicated bandwidth, high security, and low latency Ethernet services.

“KVH is committed to providing the fastest routes in the industry to meet the needs of financial customers pursuing high frequency trading strategies,” said Machifumi Kashiwagi, Vice President, Product Management at KVH. “As an ongoing effort to remain the leader in serving the financial markets in Asia, we are continuously optimizing our network to deliver secure and reliable low latency infrastructure that gives trading participants an edge.”

The high frequency trading environment in Asia is evolving rapidly, with increasing demand for higher bandwidth, more secure and reliable low latency connectivity to the trading venues. KVH’s newly optimized Ethernet routes between Tokyo, Aurora and Singapore are optimized for global financial market participants requiring low latency connectivity to trading venues and to other market players. Users can choose either protected or unprotected circuits with bandwidths available from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps. This fully diverse cable system, including infrastructure, backhauls and local loops, is available in Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint and Multipoint-to-Multipoint (E-LAN) topology options. In addition to being MEF 9 and 14 compliant, this service is backed by industry leading delivery and performance service level agreements (SLA).

About KVH

KVH is an Asia Pacific IT Services and Data Center Services Provider that was established in Japan. KVH’s Information Delivery Platform delivers integrated cloud and network solutions and best-in-class service to its customers. KVH owns infrastructure and provides services that enable clients to store, process, protect and deliver their vital business information. KVH provides IT Services, Cloud Services, Data Center Services, Managed Network Services, and Professional Services.

KVH operates the lowest latency network in Japan, and with over 500 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, Aurora, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul/Busan, and Sydney. More information on KVH can be found at www.kvhasia.com

Contacts

KVH
Yoriko Obokata, +81-3-4560-7255
press@kvhasia.com
or
Edelman Japan
Saori Adachi, +81-3-6858-7731
kvhjp@edelman.com

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KVH Optimizes Network to Launch Industry’s Fastest Routes to CME from Tokyo and Singapore

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Contacts

KVH
Yoriko Obokata, +81-3-4560-7255
press@kvhasia.com
or
Edelman Japan
Saori Adachi, +81-3-6858-7731
kvhjp@edelman.com