High Frequency Traders Turn to Towers for Competitive Advantage

May 24, 2017

Reprinted from Inside Towers

According to Information Week Magazine: “A one (1) millisecond advantage in trading applications can be worth $100 million a year to a major brokerage firm.” In the wireless arena it is referred to as “latency,” i.e., how much time it takes for a packet of data to get from one designated point to another.

Traders making millions of transactions a minute recognize the superiority of wireless for sending and receiving data.  According to ZeroHedge.com, faster data transfers can make the difference between billions in profits or losses for traders.

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