Media Timeline

February 6, 2014

Options Expands Their Low Latency Offering, Adds Quincy Extreme Data To The Firm’s Electronic Trading Platform

28 January 2014 Quincy Data’s solution will be available to Options customers via the IaaS provider’s Velocity platform New York – January 28, 2014 – Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced the availability of Quincy Data LLC’s Quincy Extreme Data (“QED”) service, enabling the managed service provider to offer data at the lowest known latencies to customers trading across markets in Equinix NY4 and the CME. Quincy Data is […]
November 25, 2013

McKay Brothers Releases 2014 US Microwave Roadmap

First half 2014: Aurora-Secaucus in 8.12 milliseconds, Aurora-Carteret in 8.05 milliseconds; triple private line capacity IL-NJ; further enhanced reliability; more POPs; introducing long haul 1Mbps service OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — McKay Brothers, LLC, a leading provider of specialty microwave telecom services, lowered its Illinois-New Jersey latency again this week as the company also released its 2014 plans. McKay’s product roadmap includes a design to reduce latency substantially in the coming months. The company […]
November 20, 2013

Transmitting Data via Microwave – The Trading Show 2013

Transmitting Data via Microwave – The Trading Show 2013 Presented by Stephane Tyc
November 5, 2013

McKay in the News

Latency on McKay Brothers IL-NJ Colo Route Approaches Speed of Light Wall Street & Technology Aviat Networks Deploys Eclipse Adaptive Intelligent Repeater for Low Latency Networks Market Watch McKay Brothers Plan Additional Microwave Links  Low-Latency.com ‘Democratizing’ Low Latency Markets Media Raging Bulls: How Wall Street Got Addicted to Light-Speed Trading Wired The Microsecond Market IEEE Spectrum Wall Street gains an edge by trading over microwaves GigaOM Aviat Networks’ Ultra Low-Latency Microwave Accelerates High-Frequency Trading Aviat Networks Press Release Wireless Startup Says It Will […]
November 3, 2013

Interesting Reports

Adding Transparency to the Microwave Decision Caroline Hornby The $300m cable that will save traders milliseconds The Telegraph On Your Mark, Get Set… The Wall Street Journal TABB Says Long-Distance, Low-Latency Networking Increasingly Critical To Trading TABB Group, by kevinonthestreet
July 22, 2013

‘Democratizing’ Low Latency 

Banks ‘Democratizing’ Low Latency Markets Media 07.22.2013 By Terry Flanagan While technology has enabled trade latency to near zero, not all market participants have the opportunity to achieve the fastest possible order and data transmission. The owners of Quincy Data and its co-owned, separately run network company McKay Brothers hope to level the playing field. “Trying to bring a technology that only the best proprietary-trading firms have to firms that execute on behalf of clients […]
April 23, 2013

McKay Brothers Opens Another Route with Best Known Latency: Aurora-Cermak Service Clocks in at 370 Microseconds

OAKLAND, CA, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — McKay Brothers, LLC today announces another expansion of its extremely low latency communication network: again breaking known speed records. The private line service connects exchange datacenters in Aurora, IL and 350 E. Cermak Rd. in downtown Chicago in 370 microseconds round trip time from rack to rack. The Aurora-Cermak route complements McKay’s wireless service along the important Aurora-NJ corridor, where McKay recently extended its latency advantage with 8.25 […]
February 5, 2013

McKay Brothers announces new milestones in low latency networks

Quincy Data extends its latency advantage on market data delivery using McKay Brothers network OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — McKay Brothers, LLC is pleased to announce the achievement of 8.27 millisecond round trip latency between Aurora, IL and Secaucus, NJ and 8.23 milliseconds round trip between Aurora and 165 Halsey St. in Newark. “I’m confident we had the lowest latency network before this upgrade,” says Bob Meade, co-founder of McKay Brothers, “but this […]
August 3, 2012

Raging Bulls: How Wall Street Got Addicted to Light-Speed Trading

Raging Bulls: How Wall Street Got Addicted to Light-Speed Trading Wired Editor’s note: One of the most interesting things about the catastrophe at Knight Capital Group—the trading firm that lost $440 million this week—is the speed of the collapse. News reports describe the bulk of the bad trades happening in less than an hour, a computer-driven descent that has the financial community once again asking if its pursuit of profits has led to software agents that are […]
April 12, 2012

The Microsecond Market

The Microsecond Market The Microsecond Market Sophisticated technology now drives global financial trading to extremes of time and space IEEE Spectrum By David Schneider Since money first came into existence, some people have made gobs of it by having particularly timely access to important news. Perhaps the most notorious examples of this phenomenon took place during the first half of the last century in many U.S. cities. Here it was organized crime that profited immensely, and the […]