Colt Preps Direct Basildon–Eurex Access, Bolsters European Low-Latency Links

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Andy Young, Colt

London-based network vendor Colt is preparing to launch two new ultra-low-latency fiber-optic routes between NYSE Euronext’s datacenter in Basildon, UK and central London and Frankfurt, to support trading between markets in those cities, following the exchange’s decision to grant third-party carriers direct access to the Basildon site last year.

The routes will connect the Basildon facility—which houses all NYSE Euronext European markets, including its Amsterdam, Lisbon, Paris and Brussels equit