High-Frequency Trading Breeds Fast Friends

Andrew Bach, NYSE Euronext

When it comes to high-frequency trading, speed is everything. But, regardless of how enticing the lowest latency market connections might appear at face value, trading firms also need to focus on network availability. After all, network downtime costs not only time, but dollars and cents too.

Tom Mock, senior vice president, corporate marketing and communications for Ciena Corp., a Linthicum, Maryland-based telecom equipment provider, acknowledges how crucial it is for firms to reduce latency

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