AboveNet, a provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, has launched low latency end-to-end transatlantic connections between London and New York to support critical applications such as foreign exchange trading and market data feeds.

The service is backed by Service Level Agreements (SLAs) under AboveNet’s agility guarantee program. The program provides guarantees on the transatlantic service by combining shortest transatlantic cable systems with the direct terrestrial backhaul link into New York and Slough.

In addition, AboveNet also provides latency guarantees for as low as sub-1ms round-trip for access to hundreds of buildings in the New York and London metro markets.

Alan Berryman, director of sales and marketing of AboveNet UK, said: “With venues such as Chi-X now operating out of Equinix in Slough and Nasdaq operating out of Carteret, New Jersey, we’re seeing a growing requirement for low latency transatlantic connectivity.

“We’re expecting strong demand for our premium service from organizations such as investment banks, hedge fund operators, as well as foreign exchange and equities traders. Because we can now guarantee every aspect of our transatlantic and metro services, customers can always rely on AboveNet to deliver the low latency performance their business demands.”

Rajiv Datta, chief technology officer at AboveNet, said: “Adding the low latency capability between New York and London is a natural extension of our industry-leading agility guarantee program. In addition, we can now provide high bandwidth connectivity between London and our 16 US markets for a broad range of customer applications.”