McKay Brothers Lowers Latency on US Treasury Triangle

The improved performance eliminates excess latency through route improvements and data center optimisation.

McKay Brothers, a provider of telecom networks for latency sensitive traders and risk managers of banks, funds and trading firms, today announced a latency reduction in its industry-leading millimetre wave link between Carteret and Secaucus-NY2 to as low as 182 microseconds per round trip.

The improved performance is the culmination of McKay’s ongoing effort to eliminate excess latency through route improvements, data center optimization and network equipment upgrades.  

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McKay Brothers co-founder Bob Meade said: “The trading of US Treasury instruments is extremely competitive. It is essential for liquidity providers and other market participants to use the best low latency telecom infrastructure.”

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It is essential for liquidity providers and other market participants to use the best low latency telecom infrastructure.

McKay Brothers offers private bandwidth at the lowest known latency on each leg of the so-called Treasury Triangle. US Treasury futures are traded in Aurora, IL while cash treasuries are traded primarily on venues located in Carteret and Secaucus, NJ.

Meade added: “McKay provides all of our subscribers with the industry’s best latency. We believe this level playing field encourages participation from liquidity providers and contributes to robust markets.”

McKay affiliate Quincy Data uses the McKay network to deliver futures and cash market data at lowest known latencies.

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