Avelacom launches Tokyo – Seoul route with round-trip delay of under 22ms

Rick Steves

Avelacom has announced the launch of its new fiber route connecting Tokyo and Seoul, achieving the industry’s lowest latency figures, according to the leading provider of low-latency connectivity and IT-setup solutions. 

The new route, with a round-trip delay of under 22 milliseconds, marks a milestone in ultra-low latency connectivity between these major financial hubs.

Based in Riga, Latvia, Avelacom specializes in providing ultra-low latency networks, IT infrastructure, and data solutions primarily for the financial sector. This latest initiative is a testament to the company’s commitment to expanding its network presence in North Asia and delivering top-tier connectivity solutions. The project’s success in achieving unparalleled speed demonstrates Avelacom’s prowess in fulfilling the high-speed, high-reliability demands of modern financial trading environments.

Avelacom set up PoP at the KINX Gasan data center

The strategic significance of this new Tokyo-Seoul route extends beyond its remarkable speed. In an era where cloud-based services are increasingly integral to financial operations, Avelacom has astutely linked this new route to associated Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions. This integration is particularly crucial for institutional traders in the cryptocurrency sector, who depend on robust and rapid access to cloud services for their trading strategies and operations.

Aleksey Larichev, CEO of Avelacom, underscores the importance of this development: “By launching a new point-of-presence in Seoul – along with establishing a brand-new route to connect with Tokyo – Avelacom shows our ongoing commitment to the North Asian financial services market and in providing innovative connectivity solutions that allow the market to develop further.” This statement highlights the company’s focus on enhancing the infrastructure essential for high-speed trading and financial services, not just in North Asia but as part of its global strategy.

The implementation of this route involved setting up a new point-of-presence (PoP) at the KINX Gasan data center, which serves as a vital link in the chain connecting Seoul and Tokyo. This PoP is strategically positioned to cater to institutional traders dealing in stocks and derivatives, expanding Avelacom’s service offerings and reinforcing its position as a key player in the global financial infrastructure landscape.

Avelacom connects to over 80 trading venues across EMEA, APAC, Americas

Avelacom’s commitment to providing cutting-edge connectivity and IT infrastructure solutions is further evidenced by its extensive global network, which connects to over 80 trading venues across EMEA, APAC, and the Americas.

The company’s strength lies in its ability to facilitate market-making, arbitrage, and liquidity aggregation strategies that are highly sensitive to latency. With this new Tokyo-Seoul route, Avelacom not only sets a new industry standard for connectivity speed but also strengthens its role as a crucial facilitator for diverse asset classes including equities, commodities, FX, crypto, and derivatives.

This development represents a significant step forward in the world of high-frequency trading and financial services, offering a competitive edge to traders and institutions operating in these dynamic markets.

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