BSO PREPS NETWORK, OFFICE EXPANSION TO MEET GROWING ASIA DEMAND
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.”