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The benefits

Fastest access to market data and execution venues

Efficient electronic trading depends on low-latency access to market data and execution venues. TABB Group has estimated that if an agency-broker's electronic trading platform is just five milliseconds behind the competition, it could cost the firm up to $4 million. Research also estimates that ten milliseconds of latency could potentially result in a 10 per cent drop in revenues.

BT Radianz Ultra provides high-speed, lowest-latency access to market data sources and trade execution venues with round-trip delays of less than one millisecond. The service is designed to ensure very low variability in latency regardless of data traffic volume. The infrastructure is built on a high-speed, fully resilient, self-healing fibre architecture that allows BT to deliver 100% availability.

The service is available to metropolitan New York, London, Chicago and Paris for organisations requiring the lowest possible latency for electronic trading.

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What it costs

 

BT Radianz Ultra can be delivered using different configurations to meet the different needs of users.

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Technical specs

Flexible configurations

Using an innovative, patent-pending design that utilises high speed, Ethernet-over-wavelength architecture and non-blocking core switches, BT Radianz Ultra provides ultra-low latency connectivity. The physical architecture is based on a Layer 3 edge and Layer 2 switching with DWDM protected paths. Full resilience is provided through the use of two Points-of Presence (PoPs) located in separate BT data centres, creating two network domains that remain physically separated with no fail-over occurring between domains.

BT Radianz Ultra can be tailored to your requirements through two configuration options that provide connectivity between or with financial hosting facilities. If your servers or trading engines are located in your own data centres or in other non-BT hosting facilities, BT Radianz Ultra utilises dedicated external infrastructure connectivity. If they are hosted in a BT-managed data centre you can choose between using external infrastructure connectivity to the BT Radianz Ultra switching centre or using the hosting centre infrastructure.

Using the hosting centre infrastructure helps to reduce costs and installation time and may be more appropriate for some hosted customers. It provides IP multicast replication to ensure only a single copy of each message is broadcast to all downstream routers in order to optimize bandwidth usage on the common 10Gb hosting centre backbone.

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Availability

 

The service is available to metropolitan New York, London, Chicago and Paris for organisations requiring the lowest possible latency for electronic trading.

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Applications

BT Radianz Ultra allows financial organisations to:

  • service your client base more effectively and expand into new markets and asset classes with a range of services for the fastest electronic trading
  • gain the speed and access needed for automated and direct market access (DMA) trading by placing trading engines in multiple global venues, offering the lowest possible latency for receiving market data, order routing and trade execution
  • take full advantage of advanced trading strategies such as algorithmic trading with flexible, scalable ultra-low-latency connectivity to major market data sources and execution venues
  • increase competitive edge and speed of execution with sub-millisecond round-trip speeds between trading firms and execution venues
  • monitor latency, transactions and data with easy-to-use network visibility software, giving customer teams in IT, market infrastructure and business unit support the tools they need
  • enjoy 100% availability – outlined in your Service Level Agreement for complete peace of mind

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Service Level Agreement

BT Radianz Ultra infrastructure is built on a high-speed, fully resilient, self-healing fibre architecture that allows BT to deliver 100% availability.

Resources

Brochures

BT Radianz Ultra

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Ultra-low latency access to execution venues and market data sources for high-speed trading

BT Radianz Services overview

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How the BT Radianz Cloud supports the largest secure networked financial community in the world

BT Radianz Providers and Brokers

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Examples of some of the 400+ service providers that are part of the BT Radianz Cloud community.

BT Radianz Venue Interconnect

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A lowest-latency cloud platform for accessing financial centres and hosting venues around the world

BT Radianz Global FIX Connectivity

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Using the FIX Protocol and BT Radianz services to reach the world’s largest FIX user community

BT for Financial Services – Compliance

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Meeting the needs of an increasingly regulated environment

BT for Financial Services – Post-Trade

See how BT already serves the Post-Trade financial community and market infrastructures.