27 Sep 2018



Our Product Manager, Gaspard Coudurier, spoke to WatersTechnology’s Hamad Ali about our newly launched Time-as-a-Service product with Hoptroff London.

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: Network and hosting provider BSO has announced a partnership with synchronization specialist Hoptroff to offer a platform for timestamping trades to within ten microseconds, an integrated platform it calls “time-as-a-service.”

According to Simon Kenny, CEO at Hoptroff, what makes the service different is having accuracy and traceability delivered on a global footprint.

“While other companies might offer accurate time, and there are several who are doing this, what they don’t do is actually also make the synchronization software that goes onto the servers. They don’t have the system for actually monitoring and recording timing logs.”Gaspard Coudurier

Gaspard Coudurier, product manager at BSO, says that in the absence of a service like the one it is offering, an entire infrastructure may have to be built in order to be able to sync with UTC and be able to report this to the regulator.

In many data centers, a global positioning system antenna can be put on the roof, but this would also involve a grandmaster clock to synchronize with the satellite, which would then need to be adjusted continually to ensure there is no lag.



The company was founded in 2004 and serves the world’s largest financial institutions. BSO is a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, helping over 600 data-intensive businesses across diverse markets, including financial services, technology, energy, e-commerce, media and others. BSO owns and provides mission-critical infrastructure, including network connectivity, cloud solutions, managed services and hosting, that are specific and dedicated to each customer served.

The company’s network comprises 240+ PoPs across 33 markets, 50+ cloud on-ramps, is integrated with all major public cloud providers and connects to 75+ on-net internet exchanges and 30+ stock exchanges. The team of experts works closely with customers in order to create solutions that meet the detailed and specific needs of their business, providing the latency, resilience and security they need regardless of location.

BSO is headquartered in Ireland, and has 11 offices across the globe, including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Access our website and find out more information: www.bso.co