Our Head of Asia Pacific, Matthew Lempriere, spoke to Waters Technology’s Wei-Shen Wong, in regards to BSO’s expansion into Asia, and the opportunities this region presents.
Waters Technology 08/06/2018: To support the growth of its network in Asia Pacific, BSO is looking at potentially rolling out microwave connectivity from recent acquisition Apsara across the region.
Demand has been particularly high in Dubai, India, Shanghai, among other locations, as well as to support markets creating trading links between market centers such as London, Tokyo, New York, and Singapore, says Matthew Lempriere, head of Asia Pacific at BSO, who recently joined the vendor from Australian telecoms provider Telstra to lead the Hong Kong office.
Much of the demand is being driven by an influx of trading activity to banks in the region, resulting from MSCI’s recent decision to include 234 Chinese A shares in its flagship emerging markets index, which will require increased connectivity services between other Asian market centres and Shanghai.
“With Asia still being the area of growth, China being more and more important every day, foreign exchange volumes increasing across Tokyo and… Singapore, it makes the whole Asia market attractive to the American and European communities. We’ve got super-fast routes into the Shanghai Futures Exchange, to Tokyo, and out to the CME. There’s so much more demand for those kinds of routes now.”
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, 40+ 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
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