As global financial markets become increasingly competitive, electronic trading strategies such as high frequency trading (HFT) become more critical. In HFT applications, where computers can make millions of decisions in fractions of a second, receiving data even a single millisecond quicker can help generate significant profits.
E-Band Communications Corp., manufacturer of high-performance 80 GHz wireless backhaul solutions for 4G/LTE (News - Alert) networks, announced the general availability of its E-Link 1000-ULL ultra-low latency radio for high frequency trading/HFT customers.
“E-Band's ULL radio infrastructure contributes directly to our customers’ bottom line,” Saul Umbrasas, cofounder of E-Band, said in a statement.
“By using E-Band’s ultra-low latency radios, customers in the HFT industry can cut access time to data centers of different exchanges by multiple orders of magnitude, resulting in a first-mover advantage in executing trades,” Umbrasas added.
E-Band has the widest install base of ultra-low latency radios in the industry, with several company’s ULL systems carrying commercial traffic in Chicago and New York. E-Band’s ULL radio is based on the same radio platform as its flagship millimeter wave backhaul system E-Link 1000Q, which has several thousand commercial installations in more than 30 countries around the world.
The E-Link 1000-ULL delivers full duplex 2 Gbps throughput for several miles with latency measured in nanoseconds, and is noted to be the highest capacity and lowest latency radio solution in the industry.
Recently, E-Band Communications secured new funding to develop next-generation small cell wireless backhaul system for 4G LTE networks. Small cells, which consist of compact wireless base stations connected to small wireless backhaul systems, will be deployed as part of 4G networks across the globe to provide performance and capacity uplift, according to E-Band, in order to help ease network congestion and the backhaul bottleneck created by this rapidly growing bandwidth need.
Edited by Braden Becker