The Fast Financials Bandwidth (FFB) transmits data wirelessly on a route between Aurora, IL and Carteret, NJ – a high-speed microwave data network with industry leading performance. Bandwidth is available in small slices to allow customers to target their exact bandwidth needs. The FFB has been designed to be used in conjunction with our Fast Financials Feed (FFF) to make the most efficient use of bandwidth.
FFB – Network Characteristics and Statistics
- Microwave Endpoints:
- CME data center (2095 Diehl Road, Aurora, IL)
- Verizon data center (1400 Federal Drive, Carteret, NJ)
- 4.25 mS one way (8.5 mS RT) between Aurora and Carteret
- Reliability SLA: 99.7%
- Bandwidth: Sold in 3 Mbps uni-directional slices (IL to NJ or NJ to IL)
The FFB levels the playing field by offering cost effective solutions for any institution to send data, such as trading signals and executions, securely and at groundbreaking speeds in US equities, fixed income and futures trading:
- Industry leading ultra low latency network infrastructure
- High levels of reliability
- 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) for monitoring and help desk support
- Highly efficient data encoding using the Low Latency Message Transport service
- Fair and equal access to all participants
For those who already have access to microwave solutions, the FFB adds additional capacity and redundancy as well as a low-cost hedge against service interruptions or degradation in the latency of private lines.
LOW LATENCY MESSAGE TRANSPORT
Customers can use the Low Latency Message Transport (LLMT) service for low latency encoding and transmission of custom messages over the microwave line. The LLMT API optimizes for highest efficiency data transmission over constrained bandwidth slices, while maintaining integrity and quality of service.
The LLMT provides for the ability to:
- Reduce bandwidth costs by only requiring a minimal amount of bandwidth to send messages
- Cancel or modify messages at the lowest latencies currently available