StarHub launches low latency Ethernet network

1 Aug 2013

Singaporean fixed and mobile operator StarHub yesterday launched its new low latency Ethernet network, offering faster network connection to support ‘latency sensitive trading applications’, such as those used by the city-state’s financial trading companies. The carrier’s StarHub Ethernet Low Latency Network claims to offer financial institutions ‘the fastest network connection, providing a guaranteed low latency of under one millisecond round trip delay for the connection from their facilities to their set-up in Singapore Exchange (SGX) co-location data centre’. This marks a four-fold improvement on existing network latencies for traders in the financial markets, it said. Furthermore, StarHub’s new network also allows subscribers to benefit from a dedicated bandwidth connection – scalable from 2Mbps to 1Gbps – allowing them to tailor their needs accordingly to avoid incurring unnecessary costs from buying unneeded capacity.

Singapore, StarHub