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ICE and GoWest provide connectivity between Chicago and Tokyo

First Published 8th September 2017

Intercontinental Exchange to provide wireless, ultra-low latency connectivity between Chicago and Tokyo with Go West Network

Atlanta and New York - Intercontinental Exchange, the operator of exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, and Go West, a consortium of trading firms, will offer low latency wireless connectivity between markets in Chicago and Tokyo.

When the Go West service is launched in the fourth quarter of 2017, ICE's Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) wireless networks will offer a low latency network connectivity solution in the New York, Chicago, Toronto and Tokyo metro areas.

The Go West network utilizes a system of wireless towers, fiber-optic lines and submarine cables to connect Chicago and Tokyo. The agreement with Go West will add one new wireless network to ICE's low latency connectivity services, including the SFTI Wireless New Jersey metro network, powered by Anova, and the Atrium wireless network, which ICE acquired in May 2017.