StarHub has launched its Ethernet low latency network, to allow Singapore-based financial trading companies to better respond to market changes and manage their risk exposure.
Called the StarHub Ethernet Low Latency Network, it offers financial trading companies the fastest network connection, providing a guaranteed low latency of under 1 millisecond round trip delay for the connection from their facilities to their set-up in Singapore Exchange (SGX) co-location data centre. This is up to four times faster than the existing network for financial trading. As such, financial trading firms using Ethernet low latency network can execute transactions in blazing speed as well as enjoy faster updates on market data from trading venues. This is particularly important to traders in algorithmic trading, who require the lowest latency network connectivity to reduce delay and maximise returns of investment.
The StarHub Ethernet Low Latency Network also allows customers to enjoy dedicated bandwidth easily scalable from 2Mbps to 1000Mbps. This means they can subscribe for the exact amount of bandwidth needed, and avoid paying for unnecessary capacity. At any time if an increase in bandwidth is required, they can expect a seamless upgrade of their network connection without service disruption.
In addition, customers on this network can monitor their low latency link performance closely anytime, anywhere by logging on to the online network performance portal from their laptops or smart devices to obtain network statistics such as bandwidth utilisation, latency and network availability. They can also receive around-the-clock technical support on connectivity issues.