Telstra today announced it is collaborating with Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company™, to enhance the Telstra Octagon financial services solution and expand global access and direct connectivity between North America and eight of the world’s major futures and commodities exchanges.
Developed as a purpose-built solution for capital markets and fintech companies in North America, Telstra Octagon uses Telstra’s ultra-low latency global networks to support high-frequency trading activities. With Telstra’s financial trading solution available on Platform Equinix, Telstra can now offer financial organizations enhanced network connectivity, as well as access to Equinix data center, colocation and Equinix Fabric™ interconnection services adjacent to the exchanges.
This combination gives Telstra Octagon users – including financial organizations, investors, trading firms and their customers – expanded trading capabilities, as well as broader support for their global network requirements through expanded connectivity, cloud and IP delivery options.
Priority end-to-end access enables financial and trading organizations to respond to market-moving events as they happen and execute investment strategies across Asian and North American capital markets.
With Telstra Octagon, organizations can access high-frequency trading environments faster between North America and the Asia-Pacific regions, including the NASDAQ and CBOE exchanges in Equinix NY, CME and ICE, ASX in Australia, HKEX in Hong Kong, SGX in Singapore, TAIFEX in Taiwan, KRX in South Korea and JPX in Japan — representing more than a trillion dollars in contracts traded daily.
Beyond overall trading, Telstra Octagon can also provide value to organizations related to price discovery, risk analysis, smart order routing, flow and matching, trade execution and settlement activities. More information on Telstra Octagon is available at https://www.telstra.us.com/en/industries/financial-services.