30 July 2015
CONNECT INTO BORSA ISTANBUL: NEW BSO POP LAUNCHED
Connect into Borsa Istanbul: Unique opportunities for financial clients searching for ultra-low latency connectivity to Turkish and APAC markets.
BSO, the global Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider, has partnered with Borsa İstanbul (BIST) and launched a new POP at Borsa İstanbul’s primary data centre. Borsa İstanbul’s strategic location linking Western and Eastern trading markets together has seen the exchange rise in prominence across the financial community. This position is further enhanced by Borsa İstanbul’s accessibility – which brings together all of Turkey’s capital markets in a single location – and its commitment to High-Frequency Trading (HFT) organisations.
The partnership, which increases BSO’s total POP network to over 70 worldwide, is significant for BSO finance and HFT customers looking to co-locate within the exchange or for those searching for a direct route to the region. RTDs for connectivity into and out of the Borsa İstanbul are:
- Frankfurt in 35 ms*
- London in 44ms*
- Moscow in 70ms*
- New York in 109ms*
- Chicago in 124ms*
*Latencies correct as of 30/07/2015
Michael Ourabah, CEO at BSO, said, “This latest addition to our constantly evolving network enables finance companies to maximise the opportunities available from one of the world’s new economic giants. Our POP in Istanbul with TurkNet Iletisim Hizmetleri has long served our enterprise clients and this second strategic location with Borsa İstanbul ensures we can assist the growing number of trading firms looking to diversify their portfolios with a strong competitive differentiator.”
Tuncay Dinç, CEO at Borsa İstanbul, said, “With the goal of being a financial centre and regional hub for investment, Borsa İstanbul highlights its technology and access services. Within this perspective, we have launched our colocation facility where we offer the highest possible access speed to a variety of market participants in our primary data centre, including brokerage firms, HFT/Algo trading firms, network providers and ISVs. BSO’s hub in our data centre will increase our global reach and make it easier for our global investors to access Borsa İstanbul’s markets.”
Borsa İstanbul is rapidly becoming a leading global exchange, not just amongst domestic investors and traders, but also in the broader international market. One of its key objectives is to deliver world-class in-house exchange technology to enable strong links with other markets. The new partnership with BSO supports this mission, and is aligned with BSO’s own objective to become the global leader in low-latency connectivity for the financial industry.
BSO’s new POP lets customers leverage the Borsa İstanbul POP as a new route to other locations across the world, in turn bringing Turkish markets to the forefront of the industry and strengthening Borsa İstanbul’s own proposition. For example, BSO offers the fastest route between Istanbul and the Frankfurt FR2 hub, which hosts the Eurex and Xetra exchanges, at a speed of just 35ms.