Media Timeline

September 1, 2016

High-Speed Trader IMC Buys Stake in Ultrafast Microwave Network  

High-speed-trader-imc-buys-stake-in-ultrafast-microwave-network By John Detrixhe September 1, 2016, 4:55 AM PDT  Deal comes as some traders signal truce in arms race for speed  McKay is open to receiving investments from other firms High speed trader IMC BV bought a stake in a company that builds microwave radio systems for trading, providing funding that will help the data network compete in the arms race to shave microseconds off trading times. The Dutch company’s minority stake will provide […]
September 1, 2016

McKay Brothers Receives Investment from IMC

1 September 2016 – OAKLAND, GENEVA & PARIS — McKay Brothers, a market leader in low latency networks, today announces an agreement with IMC, the technology-driven trading firm, that will support the continued growth of McKay’s successful network business. Under the terms of the agreement IMC will take a minority stake in McKay, providing capital for the further improvement of McKay’s networks serving the latency sensitive trading community. Financial terms of the agreement were not […]
August 4, 2016

Stephane Tyc featured in the Harrington Starr’s The Financial Technologist – Q3 2016

Read the interview by Stephane Tyc, Mckay-Brothers and Quincy Data Co-Founder, in the Fintech Focus section of Harrigton Starr’s Financial Technologist. Read the full edition here
June 1, 2016

Exchanges vs Networks: The Intensifying Competition Between Determinism and Speed

Stephane Tyc presented at The Terrapinn Trading Show Chicago on  May 18, 2016 discussing Exchanges vs Networks. The slides from his presentation are available to download.  
May 16, 2016

McKay Adds Marseille, Madrid POPs for EMEA, India Connectivity

McKay Adds Marseille, Madrid POPs for EMEA, India Connectivity Inside Market Data Joanne Faulkner 16 May 2016 Officials say the PoPs offer access to the lowest one-way latency for futures market data from CME Group’s datacenter in Aurora, Illinois, which reaches Marseille in 41.552 milliseconds and Madrid in 43.978 ms. Stephane Tyc, co-founder of McKay and sister company Quincy Data, says the Madrid PoP was built at the behest of a client who specifically wanted […]
May 13, 2016

McKay Brothers International Opens Marseille and Madrid POPs

Microwave provider extends services to India/Middle East gateway and Spanish Market May 16, 2016 / Marseille, France & Madrid, Spain / McKay Brothers International (MBI) has added new points of presence in Marseille and Madrid. The new POPs are receive sites for MBI’s private bandwidth subscribers who transmit from Slough-LD4, Basildon and Frankfurt-FR2. Marseille and Madrid are also distribution POPs for the Quincy Extreme Data (QED) service.  The bandwidth and market data services offer the […]
May 13, 2016

Quincy: Latency Reductions ‘Nearing Perfection’ on Aurora-NJ Data Network

Quincy: Latency Reductions ‘Nearing Perfection’ on Aurora-NJ Data Network Inside Market Data Faye Kilburn  13 May 2016 The microwave data provider’s latest improvements bring it closer to the physical limits of low-latency wireless data transmission between Illinois and New Jersey, officials say. Quincy is now distributing market data between CME’s Aurora datacenter and Nasdaq’s datacenter in Carteret, NJ with one-way latency of 3.982 milliseconds, measured from rack to rack inside the datacenters (compared to 4.012 […]
May 12, 2016

Quincy Data Lowers Latency with McKay Brothers Upgrades

Aurora data distributed in NY2 in 4.015 ms OWT; Aurora-Carteret in 3.982 ms May 12, 2016 / Quincy Data, Oakland, CA / The Quincy Extreme Data (QED) service has lowered latency on its microwave market data service between Illinois and New Jersey.  QED distributes select Aurora and Chicago-sourced futures data in major trading centers in New Jersey at the lowest known latency.  QED distributes Aurora data in Secaucus-NY2 in 4.015 milliseconds (ms) one-way, Mahwah in […]
May 10, 2016

Lower Latency And Lower Cost: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

An excerpt from The Harrington Starr’s, The Financial Technologist Q2 Edition – Blockchain Special: Lower Latency and Lower cost: Having your Cake and Eating it too Written by Stephane Tyc For years now we have heard about how banks are under increasing pressure to cut costs. In the post-crisis era, a large proportion of spending has had to be earmarked for upgrading systems to meet regulatory requirements. With the latest annual cost of compliance survey […]
May 5, 2016

McKay Boosts European Futures Content on QED Wireless Data Service with Euronext Data 

McKay Boosts European Futures Content on QED Wireless Data Service with Euronext Data Inside Market Data Joanne Faulkner 05 May 2016 McKay Boosts European Futures Content on QED Wireless Data Service with Euronext Data The vendor says the QED millimeter-wave wireless service will provide the lowest latencies between Euronext’s co-location facility and other key London datacenters.   Officials say QED subscribers can now receive data on select Euronext instruments at the lowest known latency in major […]