RF Express_

The lowest achievable latencies_

RF Express is a radio frequency-based connectivity product designed to deliver ultra-low latency connectivity. As with RF Ultra, RF Express connects major data centres and financial exchanges across our New Jersey, Chicago and Toronto metro area networks, and provides cost-effective connectivity optimised for order entry and other small packet services.

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Chicago Metro


CME (CyrusOne Aurora I)  - ICE Futures (Equinix CH1) 

NJ Metro


NYSE Mahwah - NASDAQ Carteret

NYSE Mahwah - CBOE (Equinix NY4 and

CBOE (Equinix NY4 and NY5) - NASDAQ Carteret

BrokerTech (Equinix NY2) - NASDAQ Carteret

Toronto Metro


TMX Markham - NASDAQ Canada (Equinix TR2)

Key benefits_

Ultra-low latency

The lowest Layer 2 connectivity available in each of our RF markets.

Fair pricing

Premium ultra-low latency at a fair price.

Our paths

RF Express uses the shortest distance geodesic path between endpoints whenever possible.

Technical features_


  • Fair-bandwidth management queuing FPGA system ensures balanced and equal bandwidth for all sub-rate capacity customers

  • Provisioned over dedicated radio equipment operating in the 71-76/81-86GHz E-Band spectrum

  • Optimised for fastest transport of packets up to 128B. Larger packets are fragmented

  • Header compression accelerates specific mac-address traffic

  • Customers can only pass Ethernet frames on this service


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What is ultra low latency?

In radio frequency connectivity, ultra-low latency pertains to the extremely short delay in data transmission or processing. It is essential for real-time applications such as online gaming, financial trading, and video conferencing, ensuring nearly instantaneous response times. This minimal time gap between data generation and arrival significantly enhances both user experience and system performance. Achieving ultra-low latency in RF connectivity necessitates cutting-edge network technologies, hardware optimisations, and efficient algorithms.

What is an RF matching network?

An RF matching network is a crucial component in radio frequency systems that optimizes the transfer of power between a source (e.g., amplifier) and a load (e.g., antenna). It ensures maximum power transfer and minimises signal reflections, which leads to improved system performance and efficiency. By adjusting the impedance of the network, it matches the impedance of the source and the load, ensuring seamless signal transmission. RF matching networks are used in various applications like wireless communications, radar systems, and RF amplifiers to achieve optimal signal transfer and enhance overall system performance.

What are the different types of RF matching networks?

There are several types of RF matching networks, each serving specific purposes in optimizing signal transfer. Common types include:

  • L-section: Simple and widely used, comprising two reactive components.

  • Pi-section: Uses three reactive components and offers better matching capabilities.

  • T-section: Suitable for complex impedance transformations.

  • Reflective: Utilises stubs or transmission lines to match impedance.

  • Transformer: Employs transformers to match varying impedances.

  • Balun: Converts balanced and unbalanced signals.

Each type caters to different RF system requirements, allowing engineers to select the most suitable matching network for their specific applications, ensuring efficient power transfer and reduced signal reflections.

How does the BSO RF express match network work?

Express match networking in RF connectivity typically refers to a rapid and efficient process of matching the impedance between an RF source (transmitter) and a load (antenna). The goal is to maximise power transfer and minimise signal reflections to ensure optimal performance.

The process involves using reactive components such as capacitors and inductors to create a matching network. By adjusting the values of these components, the network can achieve impedance transformation to match the impedance of the source to that of the load. This matching minimises signal loss and maximises power transfer, leading to improved signal quality, increased range, and enhanced system efficiency in RF communication systems.

What are the key benefits of the BSO RF matching network?

The key benefits of BSO's RF matching network include:

Fair-bandwidth management that ensures equitable bandwidth allocation to all sub-rate capacity customers, optimising network performance and preventing congestion.

Dedicated radio equipment provisioned on specialised radio equipment operating in the high-frequency E-Band spectrum, enabling reliable and high-speed data transmission.

Fast packet transport, as our network is optimised for the quick transfer of packets up to 128B, enhancing data delivery efficiency.

Header compression that accelerates specific mac-address traffic, reducing overhead and improving overall data throughput.

Secure ethernet frame passing that provides a secure and controlled environment, allowing customers to pass ethernet frames exclusively on the service, ensuring data integrity and confidentiality.