$1.5 billion: The cost of cutting London-Tokyo latency by 60ms

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Fri Mar 23 10:52:21 CDT 2012


On 23/03/2012 15:16, Joel jaeggli wrote:
> Notwithstanding how bad an idea high speed trading from the vantage
> point of those who don't participate in it, 60ms would place you at a
> competitive disadvantage to traders that are collocated at or near the
> exchange, such that if you're engaged in an arbitrage activity between
> two markets someone can frontrun your front-running.

I'd be quite interested in seeing the MTTR for a sub-ice cable break which
happened in late october.

Nick



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