McKay Brothers http://www.mckay-brothers.com Low Latency Microwave Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:59:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 McKay Brothers Launches Route Between Slough and Frankfurt in 4.64 ms: Lowest Known Latency http://www.mckay-brothers.com/mckay-brothers-launches-route-between-slough-and-frankfurt-in-4-64-ms-lowest-known-latency/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/mckay-brothers-launches-route-between-slough-and-frankfurt-in-4-64-ms-lowest-known-latency/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 02:55:15 +0000 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/?p=1599 McKay Brothers Launches Route Between Slough and Frankfurt in 4.64 ms: Lowest Known Latency

McKay’s rapidly expanding European network sets another latency record

March 10, 2015/Geneva/ McKay Brothers Microwave has launched the industry-leading private bandwidth service between Slough and Frankfurt. McKay’s latency between Slough-LD4 and Frankfurt-FR2 is 4.64 milliseconds (ms) round trip, the lowest known. The company is finalizing more routes between the UK and Frankfurt as well as a London Metro service.

“Bandwidth subscribers understand the value of access to the fastest network,” says François Tyč, managing director of McKay Brothers International. “McKay’s private bandwidth subscribers leverage our proven expertise in engineering, building and operating the industry’s leading microwave networks.”

MBI anticipates adding the Quincy Extreme Data service to this circuit. Subscribers of the QED service will receive book and trade information on select Eurex Order by Order futures in Slough-LD4 in only 2.320 ms one-way, a new record. The QED service is also distinguished by offering three-month contracts, a la carte pricing and discounts for small firms.

“Traders and risk managers will benefit from the fastest data service between two of the most important trading hubs in Europe,” notes McKay co-founder Stéphane Tyč. “We are pleased that all market participants will be able to access exchange data at the industry’s lowest known latency.”

McKay’s US microwave network has been live since 2012.  Its signature Illinois to New Jersey route and its Chicago and NJ metro routes deliver the industry’s lowest known latencies. The Quincy Extreme Data service provides an integrated and normalized feed of select market data. The QED service sources data from financial exchanges globally and is offered in exchange colocation centers around the world.  Additional information is available at www.mckay-brothers.com and www.quincy-data.com.

Company representatives will be attending several upcoming industry conferences, including FIA Boca 2015 in Boca Raton, FL (March 10-13), FOW Trading Amsterdam (March 17), and TradeTech Europe in Paris (April 14-15).

About McKay Brothers International, SA

McKay Brothers International, SA is a provider of private bandwidth and a distributor of extremely low latency microwave market data. The QED market data service is an integrated and normalized feed of select market data sourced from multiple financial exchanges globally and is offered in exchange colocation centers around the world.

For additional information: contact@mckay-brothers.com

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McKay Brothers Microwave Sets New Latency Record Between UK and Frankfurt http://www.mckay-brothers.com/new-latency-record-between-uk-and-frankfurt/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/new-latency-record-between-uk-and-frankfurt/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:13:06 +0000 http://collective-dallas.com/mckay_brothers_dev/?p=1495 January 22, 2015/Geneva/ McKay Brothers microwave lowered latency to 4.192 milliseconds on its wireless route between Frankfurt and Basildon. Subscribers to McKay bandwidth services enjoy the lowest known latency between these cities.

“Our recipe for building the lowest latency network between European trading centers is the same as we used in the US,” says François Tyč, managing director of McKay Brothers International. “Our track record of leadership and constant improvement is unmatched.”

McKay Brothers recently debuted its microwave network between the UK and Frankfurt at the lowest known latency. The company expects to reduce latency further as well as expand its European network during the first quarter.

“We look forward to providing both private bandwidth and market data subscribers the lowest known latency,” says Tyč. “We will strip away latency until we reach the speed of light.”

McKay’s US microwave network has been live since 2012.  Its signature Illinois to New Jersey route and its Chicago and NJ metro routes deliver the lowest known latency.  MBI’s QED market data service sources financial market data from eleven exchanges globally and distributes select data in thirteen POPs in the US, UK and Germany.

About McKay Brothers International, SA

McKay Brothers International, SA is a provider of private bandwidth and a distributor of extremely low latency microwave market data. The McKay Brothers microwave service provides private wireless bandwidth. The QED market data service is an integrated and normalized feed of select market data sourced from multiple financial exchanges globally and is offered in exchange colocation centers around the world.

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Microwave Lines: Review Of The Developments- STAC Summit Chicago 2014 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/microwave-lines-review-developments-stac-summit-chicago-2014/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/microwave-lines-review-developments-stac-summit-chicago-2014/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:55:34 +0000 http://collective-dallas.com/mckay_brothers_dev/?p=1506 Microwave Lines: Review Of The Developments- STAC Summit Chicago 2014 Presented by Stéphane Tyč

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McKay and Quincy Expand Lowest Latency Microwave Services in US and Europe http://www.mckay-brothers.com/mckay-quincy-expand-lowest-latency-microwave-services-us-europe/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/mckay-quincy-expand-lowest-latency-microwave-services-us-europe/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:42:47 +0000 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/?p=405 McKay and Quincy Expand Lowest Latency Microwave Services in US and Europe

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — McKay Brothers and Quincy Data recently added to their industry leading offerings for the latency-sensitive trading community. McKay Brothers Microwave service connected the last major co-location center on the Illinois-New Jersey long-haul network at the lowest known latency. Through its European affiliate, the McKay bandwidth service went live between the UK and Frankfurt at the lowest known latency. Meanwhile, the Quincy Extreme Data service continued to expand its distribution of market data in the US and Europe.

McKay Brothers’ US network now connects all major co-location centers for the trading of futures, equities, foreign exchange and treasury products. The McKay US long-haul bandwidth service is recognized as the premier microwave network between major trading centers. Each of the company’s long-haul links between Illinois and New Jersey is the industry’s lowest known latency.

“The expansion of our bandwidth service demonstrates our commitment to provide clients the fastest and most extensive microwave network,” says McKay Brothers co-founder Bob Meade. “We aim to connect all major trading centers at the speed of light.”

In addition, McKay Brothers first European microwave link is live, connecting the UK with Frankfurt at the lowest known latency. The new European route marks McKay’s arrival to the global microwave bandwidth market. More UK to Frankfurt connections will come online in Q1 2015. The McKay wireless bandwidth service will offer millimeter wave links among major London co-location centers.

“We apply the same expertise that built the leading US microwave network to our European offering,” says Francois Tyc, managing director of McKay Brothers International. “Risk managers and traders of European markets are now benefiting from McKay’s rigorous approach and relentless drive to eradicate latency.”

Meanwhile, the Quincy Extreme Data service continues to expand distribution of its lowest latency market data. QED’s US and European presence is the most extensive of any commercial microwave data service. QED offers market data from more sources, in more co-los and at lower latency than any other microwave market data service.

“Latency sensitive traders appreciate that the QED service utilizes FPGA feedhandlers, then efficiently integrates and normalizes a full range of exchange feeds,” says Tyc. “Clients can focus on what they do best, taking and managing risk.”

The QED service is committed to offering the fastest data on a level playing field to all firms. Quincy provides equal access to all subscribers, a tailored pricing model, short-term contacts and small company discounts.

For more details, please go to:

http://www.mckay-brothers.com/

http://www.quincy-data.com/

About McKay Brothers

McKay Brothers is a private, independent specialty microwave telecommunications company dedicated to designing, engineering, building and operating best-in-class low latency networks connecting financial centers.  In production since 2012, McKay’s microwave solutions between Illinois and New Jersey are the lowest known latency available and 40% faster than best-in-class fiber.  McKay also offers industry leading millimeter wave service between major trading colocations centers in Illinois and among all major colocation centers in New Jersey.

About McKay Brothers International, SA

McKay Brothers International, SA is a provider of private bandwidth and a distributor of extremely low latency microwave market data. The McKay Brothers Microwave service provides private wireless bandwidth. The Quincy Extreme Data service is an integrated and normalized feed of select market data sourced from multiple financial exchanges globally and is offered in exchange colocation centers around the world.

About Quincy Data

Quincy Data is the leading microwave distributor of extremely low latency market data. Live since 2012, the Quincy Extreme Data service offers an integrated and normalized feed of select market data sourced from multiple financial exchanges in the US and Europe and is offered in exchange colocation centers in Illinois, New Jersey, the UK and Germany. Quincy is dedicated to leveling the playing field for extreme low latency market data and being the data provider of choice among electronic trading desks of all sizes.

 

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Improving Regulation Effectiveness Through Transparency and Complexity Reduction – The Trading Show New York 2014 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/the-trading-show-new-york-2014/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/the-trading-show-new-york-2014/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:09:23 +0000 http://collective-dallas.com/mckay_brothers_dev/?p=1468 Improving Regulation Effectiveness Through Transparency and Complexity Reduction
Presented by Stephane Tyc

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Microwave Lines: Review of the Developments – The Trading Show Chicago 2014 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/tradingshow2014-2/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/tradingshow2014-2/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:05:39 +0000 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/?p=374 Review of Microwave Developments – The Trading Show Chicago 2014

Presenter: Stephane Tyc

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McKay Brothers Cycling adventure in France http://www.mckay-brothers.com/mckay-brothers-cycling-adventure-france/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/mckay-brothers-cycling-adventure-france/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:14:49 +0000 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/?p=370  Stephane Tyc, Bob Meade, and Cyril  Blondin enjoyed biking together this weekend in France. 

 

boys on the bike

 

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June Conference Update http://www.mckay-brothers.com/june-conference-update/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/june-conference-update/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:13:53 +0000 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/?p=358 McKay Brothers had a busy two weeks on the road. 
June 4-6, 2014 we exhibited at the The Trading Show Chicago at Navy Pier.
Stephane Tyc presented on Microwave Lines: Review of the Developments. Watch Stephane Tyc’s presentation from the show here.
June 10-11, 2014 we traveled to London to exhibit at FIA Europe IDX.
Stephane, spoke on the Future Directions in Automated Markets panel.
McKay Brother Trading Show Chicago 2014The McKay Brothers booth at the Trading Show Chicago 2014
McKay Brothers IDX booth The McKay Brothers booth at FIA Europe IDX
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McKay Brothers Delivers Status Update on 2014 US Microwave Roadmap http://www.mckay-brothers.com/mckay-brothers-delivers-status-update-2014-us-microwave-roadmap/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/mckay-brothers-delivers-status-update-2014-us-microwave-roadmap/#comments Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:56:28 +0000 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/?p=304 Aurora-Secaucus latency down to 8.15 ms, Aurora-Carteret down to 8.12 ms; New POPs in Piscataway and Cermak; 1 Mbps service to best all rivals in production; Improved connectivity in Aurora data center

Map updated 3_3_14OAKLAND, Calif., March 3, 2014/PRNewswire / McKay Brothers, LLC, a leading provider of specialty microwave telecom services delivers a progress report on its 2014 US Microwave Roadmap. The company is reporting, as promised, even lower latencies on its signature Illinois-New Jersey routes, already believed to be the fastest. The company opened new POPs at data centers in Piscataway, NJ and at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago.  McKay’s new Aurora-Piscataway path, at 7.98 ms round trip time, is the first commercial route from Aurora to NJ to break the 8.0 ms barrier. McKay is in production with a single megabit bandwidth product between Illinois and NJ that is faster than any competitor’s offering. Additionally, McKay has become an approved telecom provider at the Aurora data center owned by CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), a move that will allow more convenient and more cost-effective connections to McKay services.

“In November we made our 2014 Roadmap public to help buyers make better choices; credibility is key.  This update shows McKay delivers on its promises.” says co-founder Bob Meade.

McKay recently bettered its lowest known latency connecting Aurora, IL and Secaucus, NJ to 8.15 ms. The company’s 2014 US Microwave Roadmap laid out plans to reduce latency on this route to 8.12 ms in 2Q. McKay lowered latency on its Aurora-Carteret path to 8.12 ms, with a 2Q expectation of 8.05 ms.  These latency improvements resulted from an expanded deployment of Aviat Networks (NASDAQ: AVNW) radio equipment.  Additional upgrades, route improvements and reduced serialization delay will drive further latency improvements this year as the company works toward its year-end targets of below 8.05 ms AUR-SEC and below 8.00 ms AUR-CAR.

McKay delivered an expanded footprint, moving two new sites into production, both with lowest known latencies. Piscataway, NJ, is now live with 7.98 ms latency from Aurora DC3 to the CTS (NYSE: CTL) NJ3 data center. McKay opened westbound links from NJ to 350 E. Cermak in Chicago. McKay’s Cermak clients can elect to receive their traffic from the Equinix (NYSE: EQIX) NY2/NY4 co-los in 7.83 ms/7.84 ms, respectively, and from Carteret in 7.82 ms. McKay Brothers also offers the lowest known latency on the Cermak-Aurora route, 370 microseconds round trip. McKay clients will soon be able to inject data in Cermak for eastbound transmittal. McKay’s expansion to Mahwah, NJ continues apace.

“We are busy working on the next steps, delivering Mahwah and trebling the private bandwidth capacity,” says co-founder Stephane Tyc. “We are also excited by the immediate adoption of our new single megabit service. The market is expanding beyond first adopters. This technology will be mainstream very soon.”

In November 2013, McKay announced an Aurora-NJ bi-directional private bandwidth service in slices of one megabit delivered at latencies believed to be lower than any commercial competitor. The single megabit service offers an opportunity for latency improvement during the three-month contract term and provides termination rights if McKay’s service is surpassed by any competitive offering.  “Knowledgeable subscribers have sifted through the industry’s claims, and they understand the McKay offer allows for consistent besting of any competitor’s upgrades,” explains Tyc.

McKay has become an approved telecommunications provider at CME Group’s data center located in Aurora, IL. The designation allows McKay to serve CME Group’s co-located customers simply, efficiently and fairly. “Providing telecom services from the CME Group carrier room in Aurora avoids an unnecessary 10 microseconds RTT between racks inside Aurora. The fastest telecom service is now only a cross connect away,” says Dave Goebels of McKay Sales.

McKay is committed to hardening the network and improving its reliability with space diversity and hot standby across its network. Such projects are expected to be completed in 2014.

“Our network is rapidly approaching the physical limits,” says Meade.  “We spend 100% of our time and energy reducing latency, improving reliability and expanding our network so that clients can focus on what they do best: serving their clients and taking risk.”

McKay will continue to release news updates on key milestones.  All quoted latencies are round trip time, rack-to-rack.

About McKay Brothers, LLC
McKay Brothers is an independent specialty microwave telecommunications company dedicated to designing, engineering, building and operating best-in-class, extremely low latency networks between financial centers. McKay’s long haul microwave solutions have been in production with live customer trading since mid-2012, offering latencies far below best-in-class fiber and frequently at the lowest known latency available. For more information, visit www.mckay-brothers.com.

McKay Media Contact:                                                                                                        

Press Relations, McKay Brothers, LLC, contact@mckay-brothers.com

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The Great Fed Robbery – The Trading Show New York 2013 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/great-fed-robbery-2013-2/ http://www.mckay-brothers.com/great-fed-robbery-2013-2/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:25:59 +0000 http://www.mckay-brothers.com/?p=299 The Great Fed Robbery –  The Trading Show New York  2013

Presented by:  Stephane Tyc

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