9 Mar 2021

Press release: BSO partners with APEX expanding its reach into Asia


Dublin, Tuesday 9th March 2021 

BSO, a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, has expanded its reach into Asia through a partnership with the Asia Pacific Exchange (APEX), an Approved Exchange in Singapore which lists derivative contracts. The partnership will provide APEX customers with added infrastructure solutions helping futures traders gain faster, more secure access to international markets via BSO’s global network.

This improved low-latency access to APAC builds on BSO’s already extensive presence in the Asia Pacific region connecting local and international trading firms, hedge funds and asset managers to the Singapore Exchange (SGX), Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX).

The addition of APEX strengthens BSO’s established position in the Asian market and demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to improve and extend low-latency connectivity to heads of trading and infrastructure across banks and derivatives brokers.

Michael Ourabah, CEO of BSO:
“Singapore is fast becoming the leading international hub for global commodity trading as well as a regional hub for FX trading. This partnership with APEX is an important one as we expand our reach in Asia, helping international traders access this growing market from anywhere in the world. With BSO, businesses no longer need to choose between global reach or low-latency any more than they should have to choose between the best technology or the best service, bespoke solutions or out-of-the-box products.”

Fenggang Cao, Head of Global Markets & Strategy, APEX:
“The global financial community relies on fast, secure connectivity and access to high-growth emerging markets. Our partnership with BSO means we can offer our customers exactly that. With more than 240 data centres all over the world and heritage in underserved geographies, BSO is able to help our customers reach emerging markets and hard-to-access regions without compromising on the blistering network speeds that are critical for success.”


About BSO

BSO is a global telecoms operator powering the digital age. 17 years of innovation, independence and pioneering spirit underpin its customer relationships – trusted partnerships with technology-empowered companies that are embracing global opportunities, scaling rapidly and outperforming competitors.

From trading firms at finance’s bleeding edge to high-growth businesses where network performance, reach, diversity and exceptional 24/7 support define success, BSO delivers every time. One of the world’s largest privately-owned telecom companies by PoP count. An unrivalled international footprint. Extensive expertise in difficult-to-access regions and emerging markets. A team listening intently to every customer’s unique needs. A broad spectrum of shared and dedicated services, unmanaged to fully managed. An uncontested consulting-led approach.

This bespoke intelligent infrastructure, incomparable speed, unmatched service, experience and state-of-the-art technology is what makes BSO a passionate partner rather than a transactional provider. www.bsonetwork.com

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PR contact:

Katie Wilson / Joshua Cobb

CCgroup – BSO@ccgrouppr.com


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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