8 Nov 2016


BSO, the global Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider, announces plans for Phase 2 of its aggressive, comprehensive U.S. expansion, which will include initiatives to further optimise its specialist network to meet the changing needs of the financial community.

The next wave will build on the groundwork of the initial phase, which delivered the company’s network full circle around the world, connecting both East and West coasts and key U.S. cities to BSO’s highly-optimised trading network in just a matter of months.

In the second half of 2016, BSO announced a fast-paced series of projects that linked the U.S. finance ecosystem with the world via BSO’s low latency, highly-secure network. BSO’s new premium ultra low latency trading routes between Chicago and key financial hubs in Moscow, Dubai and Mumbai connect the company’s customers with the centre of the derivatives market. Likewise, its new metro network in New York City provides the local financial community with a single point of entry to BSO’s global network. The company also expanded its network to the US-Mexico border with a new PoP in McAllen Data Center in South Texas — BSO’s “Gateway to Mexico” — and across the nation with PoPs in One Wilshire in Los Angeles and Equinix-Filigree Court in Ashburn, Virginia. Most recently, BSO expanded into its third on-net data centre in Chicago at 717 S Wells, one of the city’s most connected buildings.

“BSO is tackling the US market head-on with its low-latency, high-capacity focus,” stated Michael Howard, senior research director and advisor at IHS Markit. “I like BSO’s innovative yet pragmatic approach to selective global connectivity. I believe financial companies will want to evaluate BSO when looking for the fastest, most reliable trading routes around the world.”

“One of our guiding principles is our flexible approach, which provides the freedom to continuously evolve within the fluid financial landscape and proactively address our customers’ needs,” says Michael Ourabah, CEO at BSO. “So far, we’ve created solid groundwork for our U.S. expansion, and now we’re going to further build out and optimise our specialized routes. Watch out for rapid movement from us in the U.S. over the coming months as we listen and react to the demands of the financial community.”


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