BSO wins Best New Connectivity Product Award at FOW International Awards 2018

BSO wins Best New Connectivity Product Award at FOW International Awards 2018

Integrating the worlds’ fastest Radio Frequency network into global trading network


New York, London, Paris 5th December 2018: BSO, the Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider is pleased to have received the Best New Connectivity Product award by Global Investor Group at the FOW International Awards dinner last night, following the annual FOW Derivatives World: The Debates in London. The FOW Awards recognize the very best achievements from across the global cleared derivatives market.

BSO’s proposition has always been to provide the lowest possible latency and the highest possible reliability in connecting the world’s most liquid trading venues. BSO has invested in an unrivalled network of global fibre-optic routes, and has significantly added to the network this year with the acquisition of Apsara Networks: one of the world’s leading suppliers of RF (Radio-Frequency) connectivity to the global financial markets.

Integrating the worlds’ fastest RF network into the NJ triangle with BSO’s expansive global network means that customers have access to the markets’ leading emerging markets expertise along with world class RF engineering talent. The combination of these two areas of expertise has lead to lower latencies and improved access to the most liquid emerging markets – ensuring traders continue to maintain their competitive advantage.

BSO has a unique ability to design, build and manage the lowest latency paths and connect traders from the established US and European markets to the harder-to-access, and more volatile, emerging markets including Dubai, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore and Shanghai to name a few.

Luke Jeffs, Managing Editor, Global Investor Group, said, “Congratulations to BSO for coming out on top of a strong group of technology companies nominated this year.”

Michael Ourabah, CEO at BSO commented, “We are delighted to have been recognised by the FOW judging panel for our continued commitment to creating ever faster, ever more reliable networks for the trading community.” Adding, “During 2019 we will continue to work with our clients and partners to extend our coverage and reduce latency on our networks.”

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About BSO

BSO is the award-winning Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider of choice for financial institutions and high-frequency trading firms that require superior infrastructure and connectivity to the world’s most liquid trading venues.

Experts in low-latency connectivity and colocation across emerging and established markets, over the past two years BSO has won two consecutive awards as the best low-latency high-performance network provider as voted for by members of the international finance community. The organisation continually innovates and invests in its services to empower the progressive trading community.

BSO’s global network reaches 23 countries with 103 data centre locations comprising all the major trading venues. Key connected cities include Chicago, New York, Frankfurt, London, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. BSO is redefining connectivity through best-in-class services, global knowledge base and a unique approach to customer experience.

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BSO is a client of The Realization Group