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Press Release -- January 23rd, 2020
Source: Colt Group

Colt substantially reduced latency between Tokyo and Hong Kong stock exchange

Realises the fastest connectivity for financial organisations in the market

Tokyo, JP, 22 January 2020 – Colt Technology Services, a leading provider of agile, high-bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced that it has succeeded in reducing latency between Tokyo and Hong Kong stock exchanges substantially, realising the fastest connectivity between these two regions.

Colt has been providing an Ultra Low Latency network between the Japan Exchange Group and Hong Kong Exchanges since 2010. After several optimisations, Colt is once again able to provide the fastest connectivity to meet the high-frequency trading (HFT) needs of financial organisations, including financial brokers, investment funds and banks and FX related applications. Fast connectivity is critical for enabling trading platforms to execute trading strategies faster; in addition, Capital Market participants can also benefit from this fast, secure network.

Masato Hoshino, Head of Asia at Colt commented: “Colt has been investing in ultra low latency infrastructure in order for our clients to realise trades on multiple exchanges, with faster and more reliable connectivity. Having an advantage in execution speed is essential in a competitive market, and Colt’s ultra low latency network is a preferred solution for many of our financial services customers. Colt was ranked as one of the leading providers of network connectivity services for the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) two years ago. We will never be satisfied with the status quo and will continue to invest to provide better service to the financial community, especially in low latency connectivity, together with highly reputed customer services.”

Colt provides a best of breed infrastructure network to financial customers, with its reliability and low latency connectivity making it their first choice. Additionally Colt is prioritising its network for enterprises and announced a three-year investment plan focusing on the upgrade and expansion of the capacity and reach of its network in 2017. The coverage of its network across the world has also been expanded and densified to meet the needs of global customers, as well as its high bandwidth capabilities in response to the trend of digital transformation. With reliability that is certified by its financial customers and the flexibility and agility to meet the requirements of the market, Colt continues to enhance connectivity to ensure market leadership across the world.

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