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Press Release -- September 6th, 2011
Source: AboveNet
Tags: Exchange, Low Latency

AboveNet Further Invests in its FinanceNet Platform and Offers its Lowest Latency Route Across London

FinanceNet – the fastest route ever delivered across the shortest optical fibre paths to key financial exchanges from the City of London to Slough

White Plains, N.Y. and London, September 6, 2011 – As part of its continued investment to  drive down latency in critical parts of its network, AboveNet Communications, a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions today announced that it has further reduced the latency across its FinanceNet Platform. AboveNet`s new ultra-low latency route is now tested at below 220 microseconds one way, between Slough and the City, setting a new latency record for the Industry.

This premium route will not only provide the low latency connections that financial communities require, but also a secure, scalable and reliable service between the top financial hubs, exchanges and data centres.

 “Our lowest latency ever on this route is testament to the ongoing investment AboveNet has made to provide ultra-low latency connections to the financial communities. Our purpose built fibre optic network has enabled us to provide business critical solutions to some of the world`s largest financial organisations for the last ten years” said Brett Johnson, vice president, Business Development for AboveNet in Europe.

AboveNet`s London network extends from Basildon to the Docklands in the east, through the City and West End to Slough in the west, linking all London`s major financial districts. Connectivity in and around London and to Slough has become of significant importance given the demand from financial service organisations.

“With our FinanceNet solution we are able to offer one of the most reliable, secure and future-proof financial platforms in the market today; we will continue to invest in the future of our network and are committed to ensuring our customers receive the most advanced solutions available,” Johnson concluded.

 About AboveNet

AboveNet, Inc. is a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and between top U.S. and European markets. AboveNet`s network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial and legal services, media, health care, retail and government. More information is available at

Contact Information

Melissa Miller
AboveNet Public Relations UK
+44 (0)20 7220 3856

Kristen Hyland
AboveNet Public Relations
(914) 993-1250

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