Low Latency Fiber Optic Solutions
Anova Financial Networks is the only global carrier that offers wireless and fiber connectivity as well as market data distribution across all asset classes to the financial services industry around the world.
While Anova has grown beyond fiber alone to build end-to-end low latency networks for the financial services industry, we continue to invest in our terrestrial backbone by developing hybrid wireless networks and further honing our exclusive fiber optic product suite.
Anova’s global footprint includes long haul and metro fiber – both dark and lit – with a historical uptime of 99.999%. As with every part of our business, our goal is to connect the financial ecosystem with ultra-low latency, superior availability and shortest path routes powered by patented technology.
Anova’s focus is building and acquiring first-rate fiber and wireless assets, while consistently investing in innovation to ensure minimal latency for every financial transaction.
Why hollow-core low latency fiber?
The Wall Street Journal recently spoke with Anova Financial Networks CEO, Mike Persico, about the use of hollow-core fiber, specifically to its recent use among financial firms to acquire data and execute trades as fast as possible.
Most fiber optic connections have latencies in the tens of milliseconds or less. The speed of light through glass fiber is the limiting factor. For instance, light traveling through a glass fiber travels at about two-thirds the velocity of light in a vacuum (i.e., around 124,000 miles per second). This impacts latency.
Hollow-Core fiber, the opposite of a solid optic fiber, is made of glass with dozens of parallel, air-filled channels that transmit data via beams of light. The fiber was originally introduced in the 1990s, but its high price tag and inability to be used in long distances have made it less desirable. However, in a world where the competition can come down to nanoseconds, hollow-core fiber is getting a second look.
While the ability to transmit data is one-third less time with hollow-core fiber due to it being sent via air instead of fiber, there are concerns with the technology’s ability to travel great distances, making it unlikely to replace wireless networks. Anova’s ability to utilize hollow-core fiber in concert with wireless technology is believed to be the winning formula for pole position routes.
This is just one of many innovations that position Anova Financial Network as a global leader in providing some of the lowest latency connectivity on the financial services market.
Connecting the World with Fiber
We’re proud to provide connectivity to major exchanges in North America, all U.S. metro areas and key financial markets across Europe and Asia.
Our New Jersey triangle of connectivity between Mahway, Secaucus and Carteret offers the shortest paths, fastest routes, and highest capacity (10 Gbps) for near-perfect trading paths and industry-leading low latency between the United States, Canada and Europe.
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