Telstra Launches New PoP in CME Group’s Aurora, Illinois Data Center

Telstra, a telecommunications and cloud hosting provider headquartered in Australia, has launched a new Point of Presence (PoP) at CME Group’s colocation facility in Aurora, Illinois. The new PoP would provide local financial services organizations with fast and reliable connectivity into other major financial centers including the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia.

“The new Point of Presence (PoP) at CME Group’s data center will also help address customer demands from around the world, by providing enhanced market data and the lowest latency possible when accessing the US market,” said Matthew Lempriere, Telstra’s Global Head of Financial Services Market Segment.

Global connectivity

data-centers“Financial institutions are increasingly facing diverse challenges relating to speed, resilience and integrity of data,” added Lempriere. “At the same time they are looking for higher bandwidth and reliable low latency connectivity, to drive agility and flexibility in existing and emerging markets. This new PoP, combined with Telstra‘s comprehensive network means we are well positioned to provide a consistent service experience and a one-stop-shop for our customers’ low latency global connectivity needs.”

Telstra is an approved carrier of the CME Group’s colocation facility and due to the open access model for telecommunication providers, this service is made available to all CME Group customers trading out of the Aurora data center.

As a telecommunications and cloud hosting provider, Telstra provides end-to-end solutions including managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing and satellite services. The company has licenses in Asia, Europe and the US and offers access to over 2,000 PoPs in 230 countries and territories across the globe.