26 Jul 2021

BSO wins best network provider award at the Waters Rankings 2021

BSO, a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, has won Best Network Provider in the prestigious Waters Rankings 2021. The awards programme is judged exclusively by WatersTechnology’s readers, a leading source for technology and data-related information to the financial services sector.

The award reflects BSO’s commitment to provide data-intensive businesses with the infrastructure critical to their mission. This is reflected by BSO’s new brand, ‘built for better’, which launched earlier this year, as well as in the impressive growth that the company is experiencing.

 In May 2021, BSO reported 40% revenue growth as businesses move to a digital-first model in response to the pandemic. The company also saw a 116% increase in demand for cloud solutions, hosting suites, and managed services.

Michael Ourabah, CEO of BSO said:
“This recognition by WatersTechnology’s readers is testament to our commitment to delivering without compromise, especially within global financial services. We are honoured that so many readers felt compelled to endorse us. We will continue to build on our multi-award-winning heritage as we develop innovative solutions that support market making, arbitrage and liquidity aggregation.”

Dating back to 2003, the Waters Rankings covers 33 categories across five sections: Trading Services, Trading Tools, Data Management, Compliance, Risk Management and the Back Office, and Infrastructure and Connectivity.

This award win follows BSOs recent success at the TradingTech Insight Europe Awards 2021 where the company won Best High Performing Network Services.


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