5 Dec 2018

BSO Wins Best New Connectivity Product Award at FOW International Awards 2018

We’re pleased to have received the Best New Connectivity Product award by Global Investor Group at the FOW International Awards dinner last night, following the annual FOW Derivatives World: The Debates in London.

The FOW Awards recognize the very best achievements from across the global cleared derivatives market.

best connectivity productOur proposition has always been to provide the lowest possible latency and the highest possible reliability in connecting the world’s most liquid trading venues.

We have invested in an unrivalled network of global fibre-optic routes, and have significantly added to the network this year with the acquisition of Apsara Networks: one of the world’s leading suppliers of RF (Radio-Frequency) connectivity to the global financial markets.

Integrating the worlds’ fastest RF network into the NJ triangle with our expansive global network means that customers have access to the markets’ leading emerging markets expertise along with world-class RF engineering talent.

The combination of these two areas of expertise has lead to lower latencies and improved access to the most liquid emerging markets – ensuring traders continue to maintain their competitive advantage.

We have a unique ability to design, build and manage the lowest latency paths and connect traders from the established US and European markets to the harder-to-access, and more volatile, emerging markets including Dubai, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore and Shanghai to name a few.

Luke Jeffs, Managing Editor, Global Investor Group, said,

“Congratulations to BSO for coming out on top of a strong group of technology companies nominated this year.”

Michael Ourabah, our CEO, commented,

“We are delighted to have been recognised by the FOW judging panel for our continued commitment to creating ever faster, ever more reliable networks for the trading community. During 2019 we will continue to work with our clients and partners to extend our coverage and reduce latency on our networks.”

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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