Avelacom Shaves Latency Off ‘Flagship' London-Moscow Route

Market makers, hedge funds, brokers and investment banks will now be able to trade between London and Moscow faster than before.

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The latest improvements means the vendor can offer roundtrip latency of 35 milliseconds between London and Moscow. The project involved deploying 900 kilometers of terrestrial fiber and adding three new points of presence (PoPs) across Europe in Amsterdam, Bremen, and Helsinki. The backbone is connected to submarine cable operator Cinia Group's C-Lion cable in the Baltic Sea and Avelacom's fiber network in London The vendor launched the route in 2011 with a roundtrip latency of 37.1 milliseconds