4 Apr 2016

LATENCY AND FX – WHY IT STILL MATTERS

E-Forex magazine recently sought the expert opinion of BSO’s CEO Michael Ourabah to shed light on the importance of latency in the FX community.

In every industry, there is always a milestone moment when network latency decreases in importance and is replaced by other IT purchasing considerations – for example, network reliability, overall cost, risk management or security.

For the international FX community, this moment has yet to occur. The world of automated cross-regional trading operates differently to most asset classes. This is because of the intrinsic link between lower latencies and financial advantages. There are very few comparative commercial events where a single millisecond can have such a powerful impact.

Michael goes on to discuss the opportunities and challenges of emerging markets, the influence of latency in FX and why latency matters more than you think.

Read the full article in the April edition of e-Forex.

ABOUT BSO

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, 40+ 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