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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 […]
February 10, 2012

Wall Street gains an edge by trading over microwaves

Wall Street gains an edge by trading over microwaves GigaOM Wall Street gains an edge by trading over microwaves KEVIN FITCHARD FEB 10, 2012 – 10:42 AM CST McKay Brothers, a firm that sells high capacity links to trading firms, is connecting the financial districts of New York City and Chicago with a new network that aims to execute the fastest trades in the country. This new network, however, won’t be built on private fiber lines. […]
February 9, 2012

Aviat Networks’ Ultra Low-Latency Microwave Accelerates High-Frequency Trading

Aviat Networks’ Ultra Low-Latency Microwave Accelerates High-Frequency Trading Aviat Networks Press Release SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, announced today that it has reached an agreement with McKay Brothers, LLC, a leading provider of low-latency private carrier services to High-Frequency Trading (HFT) firms, to deliver low-latency wireless transport equipment and services for McKay Brothers’ microwave network connecting Chicago and New York City financial centers. The Aviat Networks solution is based on the […]