Connectivity

SFTI Wireless

NEW YORK METRO AREA ULTRA LOW LATENCY CONNECTIVITY

SFTI’s Hybrid Wireless Service combines Free Space Optics and Millimeter Wave technologies to establish point-to-point connectivity between ICE’s Mahwah Data Center and the major New York metro area trading hubs of Carteret and Secaucus. This “Dual Spectrum” technology, provided by Anova Technologies, facilitates superior reliability and availability when compared to other wireless solutions and removes many of the limitations caused by weather conditions. At the same time, it allows for faster data transfer than any fiber route and circuits which can help firms achieve higher fill rates.

Market Data and Bandwidth Services

Latency Information
ROUTE ANTENA TO ANTENA LATENCY (MICROSECONDS) DEMARK TO DEMARK LATENCY1 (MICROSECONDS) AVAILABILITY2(%)
MARKET DATA      
Mahwah to Carteret 191 196 99.9
Mahwah to Secaucus 117 122 99.9
CIRCUITS      
Mahwah to Carteret 191 194 99.9
Mahwah to Secaucus 117 121 99.9
SFTI WIRELESS ADVANTAGES
  • SUPERIOR AVAILABILITY
    The combination of free space optics and millimeter wave technology results in 99.9%2 service availability

  • UNPRECEDENTED SPEED
    Provides the fastest point-to-point market data and circuit services to help enable higher fill rates

  • EXCLUSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE
    Delivered via exclusive infrastructure, when added to existing SFTI connectivity, results in added resiliency with lowest latency

  • DEDICATED BANDWIDTH
    Circuits supply bi-directional, raw bandwidth distribution to meet customer needs and utilize switch technology selected specifically to maintain fair bandwidth allocation

  • COMPETITIVE PRICING
    Delivers benefits superior to microwave and/or pure millimeter wave technology at a competitive rate

1Demark to Demark latency includes local fiber lengths to edge switches and includes switch latency at 64kbps frame size.

2The 99.9% availability is applicable during Hours of Operation and excluding Excused Outages. The service is deemed unavailable during any period where the bit-error-rate exceeds 10-7 for greater than any one minute interval. For full detail, refer to the NYSE Technologies Connectivity: US Products & Services Purchase Order Form.

SFTI WIRELESS (Atrium)

Through ICE's acquisition of Atrium we also operate multiple US and Canadian based wireless networks, providing our customers with low latency access to both discretionary bandwidth and market data services. With a specialized team of experts dedicated to wireless, we strive to offer the best wireless service available to our customers.

Low Latency Bandwidth and Market Data

  • Discretionary bandwidth and market data services
  • Unrivaled low latency connectivity between the three major trading centers in North America
  • Trusted name with a focus on customer uptime and in-house support team

Microwave: Using microwave technology, the broadly available commercial service provides clients on both sides of the border with market-leading access to market data and discretionary bandwidth services. The available market data features the most actively traded securities on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE and ARCA), BATS, and Nasdaq.

This microwave connection links TMX Group's main data center, housing TSX, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange and Montreal Exchange, to Mahwah, Secaucus, and Carteret, New Jersey, where the data centers for NYSE/ARCA, BATS, and Nasdaq are respectively located.

Millimeter Wave: Additional millimeter wave services, interconnecting the NY metro triangle (Mahwah, Secaucus and Carteret), provide ICE additional capability and bandwidth on these key routes. This service, alongside the microwave path between Carteret, New Jersey and Aurora, Illinois, create a single source for wireless services between the three prominent trading centers in North America.

ICE (Legacy Atrium) Wireless Latency Matrix

Toronto to New Jersey Microwave

Route Radio-to-Radio (ms) Rack-to-Rack (ms) SLA (ms)
MCC-MAH 1.88 1.89 1.90
MCC-NY4 1.98 1.99 2.06
MCC-CAR 2.03 2.05 2.12

Inter-New Jersey Millimeter

Route Radio-to-Radio (Microseconds) Rack-to-Rack (Microseconds) SLA (Microseconds)
MAH-NY4 118 124 136
MAH-CAR 192 202 213
CAR-NY4 92 100 115

Chicago-NJ Microwave

Route Radio-to-Radio (ms) Rack-to-Rack (ms) SLA (ms)
AUR-CAR 4.08 4.09 4.15
AUR-NY4 4.17 4.20 4.34
AUR-MAH 4.27 4.30 4.38