Perseus Telecom claim lowest latency trans-Atlantic connectivity with launch of QuanTA
First Published 23rd April 2012
Perseus Telecom and Reliance Globalcom announce the launch of QuanTA claiming the service provides the fastest available trans-Atlantic network connection.
A partnership between Perseus Telecom and Reliance Globalcom has resulted in the creation of an ultra low-latency network connection across the Atlantic. The network leverages an existing system on the FLAG Atlantic-1 (FA-1) North cable, a trans-Atlantic six-fiber pair system between Long Island, New York and Lands End, United Kingdom. Perseus cite advancements in optical technology, better dispersion compensation methodology, faster processing equipment and shorter cable paths as the key drivers behind their latency claims of sub-60ms RTD latency.
"Fast-paced trading environments demand even faster connectivity, particularly across the Atlantic where traditionally, the patchwork grid of cable systems across the ocean had not allowed for a truly low-latency network," comments Dr. Jock Percy, CEO of Perseus Telecom. "Our ability to create this network in partnership with Reliance Globalcom at relatively low cost and minimal time to market is a testament to our expertise in developing network solutions for the financial industry. We're incredibly excited at the launch of QuanTA which we believe marks a game-changing development for the global trading community. As high frequency trading strategies proliferate, ultra low-latency network connectivity becomes even more of a competitive differentiator."
Commenting on the offering, Mr. Rory Cole, President and COO - Carrier Business, Reliance Globalcom said, "Being one of the world's leading carriers with connectivity across the globe, we are happy to announce that Reliance Globalcom now offers the fastest ultra low-latency route on FA-1. With this service, we are now connecting the US and UK on the fastest link, addressing the business needs of our customers, especially in the financial sector, to help them gain a significant market advantage."