Chicago - Tokyo

The Chicago to Tokyo route offers efficient access to North American and Asian financial markets. Designed and built specifically for the needs of low-latency traders, this network is engineered to deliver the fastest market data and discretionary bandwidth services while also ensuring high levels of reliability.

This hybrid network of wireless towers, fiber-optic lines and submarine cables connects the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) data center in Tokyo, to CME’s data center in Chicago.

Market data includes the most widely traded futures on the ICE, JPX and CME; including equities, metals, energy and soft commodities futures.

Connectivity in Shanghai

Ultra-low latency connectivity is also available in the JinQiao data center in Shanghai. The fiber-based extension offers the Shanghai trading community access to North American market data, including the most widely traded futures on ICE and CME.

Network design

Market data
  • CME and ICE data delivered in Tokyo (CC2/CC1) and Shanghai (JinQiao)
  • JPX data delivered in Aurora
  • Best bid and ask, front two contracts
  • Proprietary market data protocol, optimized for wireless service
Bandwidth
  • Bi-directional layer 2 private bandwidth
  • Available in 1Mb/s – 5Mb/s allocations
  • Bandwidth aggregation using FPGA

Symbol list

Westbound ICE data
  • Brent Crude Futures (B)
  • WTI Crudes Futures (T)
  • Dubai 1st Line Futures (DBI)
  • Sugar No. 11 Futures (SB)
  • Cotton No. 2 Futures (CT)
  • MSCI EM Index Futures (MME)
Westbound CME data
  • E-mini S&P 500 (ES)
  • E-mini NASDAQ 100 (NQ)
  • E-mini Dow $5 (YM)
  • S&P 500 (SP)
  • E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (EMD)
  • Gold (GC)
  • Silver (SI)
  • Copper (HG)
  • Crude Oil (CL)
  • Soybean (ZS)
Eastbound JPX data
  • Nikkei 225 Futures
  • Nikkei 225 mini
  • TOPIX Futures
  • mini-TOPIX Futures
  • JPX-Nikkei Index 400 Futures
  • 10-year JGB Futures
  • Gold Standard Future
  • Crude Oil Future