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Press Release -- November 2nd, 2010
Source: NTT America
Tags: Exchange, IPv6, Low Latency

NTT America Showcases Low Latency Data Connections to Investment Community at Futures & Options Expo 2010

Media Advisory—Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Category: Arcstar, General

When: Tuesday, November 2nd – Thursday, November 4th, 2010

What: NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced that its product specialists will be present to discuss NTT America’s low latency routes available for transpacific data connections at the exhibit of NTT Communications in 26th Annual Futures & Options Expo 2010.  The exhibit is located in South Hall, #277.

Who: NTT America offers off-the-shelf services between Chicago and Tokyo, and New York City and Tokyo, as well as industry leading service level agreements (SLAs), including some of the lowest transpacific latency available in the industry.  These data routes, which have proven critical in the success of high-frequency trading (HFT) and algorithmic trading for the financial markets, are now available through NTT America via NTT Communications’ acquisition of Pacific Crossing and the PC-1 transpacific cable system.

Why: With more than 5,000 attendees from 30 countries, this year’s conference will explore some of the key trends, issues and technologies that will drive the financial community’s prosperity for the next year.

Of critical importance to attendees this year, and the topic of several of the conference breakout sessions is high frequency trading (HFT). Lower latency routes offer financial firms competitive access to a highly competitive market of trading systems, and NTT America is uniquely positioned to offer the financial community access to low latency transpacific routes that will enhance HFT between Chicago and Tokyo, as well as New York City and Tokyo.

Alternative trading systems for commodities, stocks and other derivatives were approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 1998.  HFT is an alternative trading system that elevates electronic trading to the next level in terms of both speed and frequency.  HFT requires many large, high speed computers, which  are collocated often in close proximity to major exchanges, that  are capable of transmitting millions of orders per second, making every millisecond (1/1000th of second), absolutely critical to the profitability of the trades and the firms.

Where: The Hilton Chicago, located at 720 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

Event Information:

Additional information regarding NTT America’s low latency network offerings can be found online:

About NTT America

NTT America is North America’s natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market.  NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of a Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT).  NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide.  For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at

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About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier 1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges.  Please visit


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NTT America Corporate Communications

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