New UK hollow core fibre deployment

Created November 28, 2022
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Options Technology, which facilitate access to hundreds of exchanges and capital markets worldwide, has announced the successful completion of its 100Gb core network upgrades across all major London colocation sites, using hollow core fibre. The resulting reduction in latency and increase in capacity means Options can expand its services with newly available routes and latency profiles across the firm’s global trading network. In addition to serving global colocation clients, the upgrade will provide enhanced point-to-point connectivity capabilities with investment bank-grade security and monitoring.

Options President and CEO Danny Moore said, “Ensuring customers benefit from full availability, capacity and the lowest latency is the cornerstone of our market connectivity and colocation business. The 100Gb upgrade, alongside the adoption of hollow-core fibre, is yet another milestone for the team and a further demonstration of the service excellence, availability, and cutting-edge technology underpinning our colocation ecosystem.”

Shamir Parmar, VP Product Management, added, “A key objective in designing and implementing these routes is to accommodate our clients’ trading strategies in the most efficient way possible. The goal is to create an environment that enables maximum arbitrage execution between the various markets and across asset classes. With the additional capacity, we can readily absorb ever-increasing market data bandwidth and client traffic flow, further bolstering the delivery of content and services across our global network.”

Interestingly, the supplier of the hollow core fibre was not revealed, and although Southampton, UK-based Lumenisity is a likely contender, particularly as it is involved in a number of trials across the UK including with euNetworks for a connection between digital reality company Interxion and the London Stock Exchange and BT, it is not the only player in the market.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.