Avelacom Partners with LDA Technologies to Cut Latency
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: July 8, 2021
Connectivity provider Avelacom has partnered with FPGA vendor LDA Technologies to deploy FPGA-enabled devices across its network, further reducing latency and enabling high frequency, algorithmic trading firms to improve their trading performance.
The latest generation of LDA’s FPGA-enabled network devices reduce latency by performing extensive packet validation and switching in less than 50 nanoseconds, the firms say, at least three times faster than conventional switches, while also improving the network efficiency by using innovative bandwidth management algorithms.
Pilot devices are deployed on its key ultra-low latency wireless links. In the next stage Avelacom says it will extend the usage of these new hardware solutions in both its wireline and wireless networks to provide ultra-low latency exchange access and market data feeds across financial markets in London, Frankfurt, New York, Chicago and Tokyo and emerging markets in Eastern Europe, APAC and Latin America.
As the FPGA-based devices are further deployed, Avelacom claims it will be setting a new benchmark for market participants using high frequency trading strategies, particularly as market volatility drives further electronic trading volumes and increases competition.