SFTI Eyes Asia Exchange Connectivity

Ultimately, the vendor hopes to connect the networks it builds in Asia to its US infrastructure—which it is also extending to Europe—to provide a single, integrated network for exchange data access.

“Bandwidth and cost have frightened local firms from taking direct [international] datafeeds,” says Peter Tierney, managing director for Asia Pacific at NYSE TransactTools. “Smart compression technologies and shared connections can make the cost more manageable, and in some cases comparable to tak