18 Oct 2016


New PoP is Latest Move in Aggressive US Expansion, Provides BSO and Netrality Customers Additional Point of Access to BSO’s Ultra-Low Latency Global Network

BSO, the global Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider, announces its new relationship with Netrality Properties, owner and operator of network-neutral carrier hotels and colocation facilities, to establish a new Point of Presence (PoP) in BSO’s third on-net data centre in Chicago at 717 South Wells.

This expansion benefits both BSO and Netrality customers, providing financial traders and other clients looking for fast, diverse, reliable connections with a single point of entry to BSO’s global, ultra-low latency network, which offers local infrastructure while also linking the Americas to Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The move is BSO’s latest in its comprehensive and aggressive US expansion plan.

One of the city’s most connected buildings, 717 South Wells serves as a gateway to local and long-haul infrastructure, offers reliable interconnection for its customers and features a carrier-neutral Meet-Me-Room. BSO’s move into 717 South Wells further emphasises the company’s dedication to bringing its unique approach to connectivity to Chicago, the centre of the derivatives market and one of the world’s top financial trading hubs. BSO also has PoPs in Chicago’s E. Cermak and Aurora DC3 data centres; this third entry point provides increased diversity to customers accessing the network.

BSO’s key ultra low latencies into/out of Chicago include:

Chicago <> Moscow 105.40 ms RTD*
Chicago <> Dubai 180.95 ms RTD*
Chicago <> Mumbai 176.95 ms RTD*

*Latencies correct as of 18/10/2016.


“We’re delighted to welcome BSO to our list of carriers in 717 South Wells. Strategically located in the heart of the financial district, 717 South Wells is perfectly suited for BSO as it provides its clients with long-haul low latency connectivity,” says Reggie Curtis, Director of Business Development of Netrality Properties.

“We know that access to financial trading circuits, with key entry points in Chicago, is crucial to our clients, so we’re establishing our presence in this city in a big way as part of our US expansion,” says Michael Ourabah, CEO at BSO. “We’re proud to work with Netrality Properties, a data centre provider that understands the importance of reliable, ultra-fast connections.”

Learn more about BSO’s other recent US expansion announcements here.

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See coverage at Global Security Mag.


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