A Bird's Eye View of the World's Fastest Networks

Conference Paper

Low latency is of interest for a variety of applications. The most stringent latency requirements arise in financial trading, where sub-microsecond differences matter. As a result, firms in the financial technology sector are pushing networking technology to its limits, giving a peek into the future of consumer-grade terrestrial microwave networks. Here, we explore the world's most competitive network design race, which has played out over the past decade on the Chicago-New Jersey trading corridor. We systematically reconstruct licensed financial trading networks from publicly available information, and examine their latency, path redundancy, wireless link lengths, and operating frequencies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bhattacherjee, D; Aqeel, W; Laughlin, G; Maggs, BM; Singla, A

Published Date

  • October 27, 2020

Published In

  • Proceedings of the Acm Sigcomm Internet Measurement Conference, Imc

Start / End Page

  • 521 - 527

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781450381383

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/3419394.3423620

Citation Source

  • Scopus