McKay/Quincy Reduce Chicago-Europe Transatlantic Latency

A combination of new transatlantic fiber and ongoing efforts to reduce latency on its microwave networks have resulted in overall latency improvements between Chicago, New York, the UK and continental Europe.


Officials say QED's new transatlantic fiber capability, combined with McKay's low-latency microwave service on land in the US and across Europe, has enabled McKay to improve latency times.

The QED service employs McKay's lowest known latency microwave network between Chicago and New Jersey and its microwave network between the UK and Frankfurt, connected by transatlantic fiber. The end-to-end QED service offers one-way latency from the CyrusOne datacenter where CME Group hosts its exchange

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