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NTT Communications and CME Group Collaborate on Ultra-Low Latency Gateway for Transpacific Financial Trading

October 12
10:00 2011

Web Host NewsNEW YORK & CHICAGO – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), and CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced NTT Com will provide its ultra-low latency Arcstar solution for CME Group’s western Chicago suburb co-location data center which will allow CME Co-Location Services customers premier access to the Asian markets.

While a variety of factors including throughput, bandwidth and availability impact financial markets, ultra-low latency access is vital for the near instantaneous response rates necessary for applications such as high frequency trading (HFT). Network services providers must deliver predictable, consistent and high performance network access and collaborate with trading platforms that offer co-located data centers to improve market participants’ ability to execute and alter trading strategies in real-time. NTT Com’s solution will provide CME Co-Location Services customers an ultra-low latency gateway for transpacific financial trading that will meet the demands of HFT.

Both companies will be exhibiting at the 27th Annual Futures & Options Expo (FIA), October 10-12, 2011 in Chicago. FIA is the largest futures industry event in the world with more than 5,000 attendees from more than 30 countries. NTT Com’s booth number is #227.

NTT Com’s Arcstar Key Highlights

• An integrated offering leveraging NTT Communications’ global data centers and ultra-low latency networks to support high frequency trading and other low-latency applications platforms for financial institutions
• Layer 1 (STM/Ethernet) end-to-end high performance private network connection between New York, Chicago, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo
• Fastest route between USA and Japan over NTT-owned PC-1 international undersea cable

CME Co-Location Services Key Highlights

• Comprised of hosting, connectivity and support services, will officially launch for trading on Sunday, January 29, 2012
• New data center facility provides low latency connection to the CME Globex Electronic Trading Platform
• A purpose-built, high density data center optimized for electronic trading
• Equidistant cross connects ensure location neutrality for all customers
• Carrier-neutral, open access telecommunications policy provides for flexibility

About CME Group
As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets.

About NTT America
NTT America is North America’s natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of a Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at

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