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TOCOM Deploys KVH's Industry Leading Ultra-Low Latency Networks between Tokyo and CME's Data Center
|By Business Wire
|June 13, 2014 03:30 AM EDT
KVH Co. Ltd., Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered
in Tokyo, Japan, today announced that Japan’s major commodity exchange,
Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) has selected KVH’s Global Ether-WAN,
the industry’s fastest global ultra-low latency networks, for its
connection between TOCOM Tokyo proximity data center and the Chicago
Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) data centers in Aurora and Cermak,
TOCOM has been experiencing an increase in overseas market participants,
with foreign trading volume accounting for approximately 40% of TOCOM’s
overall volume. This increased trade activity from overseas has been
mainly from Hong Kong and Singapore as well as the United States. By
leveraging KVH’s global ultra-low latency network for its IT
infrastructure, TOCOM will provide U.S. traders with the high-speed
connectivity and scalability required to capture across-market arbitrage
opportunities, especially in key contracts such Gold, Rubber and Oil.
KVH’s Tokyo Data Center 1 (TDC1) has been endorsed by TOCOM as its
access point location and proximity hosting provider since 2008. KVH
launched its point of presence (“PoP”) in the CME Group’s new colocation
facility, Aurora, Illinois in January 2011 and started offering exchange
colocation services comprised of hosting, connectivity and support
services. Through network optimization efforts that were announced in
March 2014, KVH achieved a latency of 122 milliseconds between Tokyo and
Aurora, making this route the fastest network connecting these two
locations in the market today.
“KVH’s ultra-low latency network is ideal for market participants
pursuing low latency driven strategies to connect to TOCOM. The trading
environment in Asia is evolving rapidly, with increasing demand for
higher bandwidth and reliable low latency connectivity, and we
anticipate transaction volumes between Tokyo and Chicago/Aurora to
continue to increase. KVH is committed to serving the needs of financial
customers through reliable low latency infrastructure, and will continue
to invest in expanding its geographic reach and service portfolio,” said
Ted Higase, President and Chief Executive Officer at KVH.
Mr. Tadashi Ezaki, President and CEO of TOCOM said, “As Asia’s leading
futures exchange, TOCOM is implementing measures to reach out to the
global investment community. Through these initiatives, market
participants would be able to enjoy broader access and trade more
products on various markets with more arbitrage opportunities and
increase liquidity. We expect KVH to continue supporting our endeavors
to establish a strong foothold in Asia and other global financial and
KVH is an Asia Pacific IT Services and Data Center Services Provider
that was established in Japan. KVH’s Information Delivery Platform
delivers integrated cloud and network solutions and best-in-class
service to its customers. KVH owns infrastructure and provides services
that enable clients to store, process, protect and deliver their vital
business information. KVH provides IT Services, Cloud Services, Data
Center Services, Managed Network Services, and Professional Services.
KVH operates the lowest latency network in Japan, and with over 500
financial services customers, is the leading provider of ultra
low-latency network and proximity hosting solutions to the financial
trading community in Tokyo and Osaka. KVH also offers low-latency
connectivity services between major financial markets in the
Asia/Pacific region and the U.S. including Tokyo, Chicago, Aurora, New
York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul/Busan, and Sydney. More
information on KVH can be found at www.KVHasia.com
The Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (TOCOM) is Japan’s largest commodity
futures exchange with a trading volume of 27.2 million contracts,
representing a 98.6% market share, in 2013, and one of the most
prominent exchanges in Asia. Futures and Options contracts on a variety
of industrial products (i.e.: gold, silver, platinum and palladium in
the precious metals market; crude oil, gasoline, kerosene and gas oil in
the oil market; gasoline and kerosene in the Chukyo-oil market, RSS3 in
rubber market) and agricultural products (soybeans, corn, azuki and raw
sugar) are traded electronically. Its Gold market is most liquid in East
Asia and the Platinum market is most liquid in the world. TOCOM Rubber
is the established benchmark utilized globally.
TOCOM was established in 1984 as a result of a merger between the Tokyo
Textile Exchange, founded in 1951, the Tokyo Rubber Exchange and the
Tokyo Gold Exchange. TOCOM became a for-profit stock company in
TOCOM's recent achievements include launching a new trading platform
based on the Nasdaq OMX technology in May 2009 and extending the night
session until 4:00 JST in September 2010. The Exchange has continuously
implemented series of reforms and introduced various trading rules in
line with global standards to establish a sound commodity market open to
the global trading communities. www.tocom.or.jp
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