McKay Brothers Completes UK Local Wireless Network at Lowest Known Latency

McKay Brothers MapDecember 17, 2015 / Geneva, Switzerland / McKay Brothers International’s (MBI) Central London POP, adjacent to the London Stock Exchange, is now live.  The Central London POP completes MBI’s UK Local millimeter wave network. MBI connects data centers serving major UK equities, interest rate and FX matching engines at the lowest known latency. For example, latency from Slough-LD4 to a MBI’s Central London POP is 272 microseconds round trip.  Slough-LD4 to Interxion’s Central London location is covered in 280 microseconds round trip.

“McKay offers the lowest known latency for each leg of the UK equities trade,” says MBI’s managing director Francois Tyc. “We are the only provider able to meet subscribers’ telecom needs for the lowest known latency across the complete footprint of UK trading co-los.”

MBI’s private bandwidth service connects clients trading at key FX matching engines in Slough-LD4 and the London Hosting Center. MBI’s latency between those data centers is 306 microseconds round trip, the lowest known.  MBI offers four long haul microwave routes between major UK trading co-los and Frankfurt-FR2.  Each long haul link is the lowest known commercial latency.  MBI’s QED service offers exchange-sourced market data from Illinois, the UK and Frankfurt in all its European POPs.

“Traders and risk managers demand that their providers of critical telecom and market data services meet exacting standards,” says McKay co-founder Stephane Tyc. “Our aim is to continue to earn clients’ trust as they grow their businesses.”