BT Preps High-Bandwidth US Data Net

Officials say the new network, connecting six US datacenters, will provide sufficient bandwidth to cope with anticipated increases in the bandwidth of market data feeds.


BT is building the network in response to continued and anticipated future rises in the capacity of datafeeds—from typically 2 Megabits per second a decade ago to 10 Gigabits per second today, likely rising to 20Gbps in the future, says Yousaf Hafeez, head of business development at BT Financial Technology Services. If this trend continues, firms wishing to access market data may either have to build their own networks or share infrastructure with other consumers, he adds.

“We were being told

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