13 Jun 2018


We’re honoured to announce that BSO has been recognised at the 2018 Intelligent Trading Technology Awards for the second consecutive year, winning the Best High-Performance Network Services award.

The second annual ITT Awards honours the best in the industry at trading technology within capital markets. The ceremony covers trading technology approaches and trends, with an audience of industry members which included senior-level decision makers, vendors, and consultants. ITT logo

The award comes as a result of our continued investment in our low-latency, high-performance global network. With nearly fifteen years in the industry, we have a proven track record of providing high-performance connectivity services to over 300 customers in the financial trading community, including one of the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firms in the market, R.J. O’Brien.

It’s been a busy year for BSO. Recent months have seen us integrate leading wireless microwave connectivity provider Apsara Networks into our global fibre network, expand into new offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, and partner with major industry players including the CME Group and software provider Emagine supporting our customers time-stamping software for MiFID II compliance.

Michael Ourabah, CEO, is honoured by this distinction, commenting:

“We are proud to be recognised by members of the financial community as the industry’s premier high-performance network provider. This prestigious award represents BSO’s growing leadership in the space, and as our recent partnerships show, some of the biggest names in the business trust us to provide superior connectivity to their customers as they grow their global reach.”

Being recognised by the financial trading community for two consecutive years is humbling and we’d like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who voted. The award solidifies our position as a top provider of electronic trading connectivity to the financial trading community.

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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