Deutsche Boerse Systems expands its communications network, which links clients across the globe to electronic trading, clearing and settlement systems with a new connection technology. From the end of May, dark fibre connections will be used between clients and Deutsche Boerse access points. Dark fibre connections are fibre-optic connections used exclusively and offering a virtually unlimited bandwidth which will be made available to Deutsche Boerse Systems at a large number of client locations in Frankfurt, London, Paris and Amsterdam by provider euNetworks.
The ever-increasing volume of data in electronic stock exchange trading is prompting higher demands with respect to bandwidth and the minimum possible latency. Deutsche Boerse Systems quadrupled the bandwidth of the Eurex and Xetra trading systems in December 2006 and introduced the optional 2Mbit/s and 1 Gigabit/s connection types for Xetra in April. Dark fibre will allow such upgrades to be implemented much faster in future.
"Our cooperation with euNetworks puts us in a position to realise changes requested by our clients within a very short time span. This represents a further step in the constant optimisation of the latency and efficiency of our infrastructure," says Michael Kuhn, CIO of Deutsche Boerse.
"We are delighted to have been selected by Deutsche Boerse for this exciting project which will see Deutsche Boerse and euNetworks connecting and rolling out services to numerous of financial institutions on dedicated fibre networks," says Noel Meaney, CEO, euNetworks. "euNetworks, as the owner and operator of one of Europe's highest capacity networks, was uniquely positioned to provide the density of fibre required enabling the Deutsche Boerse and the financial services sector with the redundancy, security and resilience demanded."