McKay Brothers Expands Private Bandwidth Services Between UK and Continental Europe

McKay Brothers International (MBI) now offers bi-directional private bandwidth service between Basildon in the London region and Madrid “in less than 18.01 milliseconds round trip,” one of the lowest known latencies available.

uk government cloud“Madrid is an important financial marketplace in Europe,” said Francois Tyč, Managing Director of McKay Brothers International. “Traders are keen to access the lowest known latency between Madrid and key trading centers in the UK.”

McKay now offers three separate private bandwidth services to Madrid:

  • Bi-directional service with Basildon
  • Receive-only service from Slough-LD4, Basildon and Frankfurt
  • All-fiber bi-directional service with MBI’s five UK POPs

MBI’s Quincy Extreme Data (QED) service also distributes in Madrid select US, UK and Frankfurt sourced market data covering futures on equity indices, interest rates, energy and metals.

MBI’s co-founders Bob Meade and Stéphane Tyč met as physics PhD candidates. Both enjoyed “fruitful” careers in fundamental research related to microwave engineering. Each later entered the financial services industry in roles directly related to electronic trading. Mr. Meade and Mr. Tyč returned to their microwave roots when they bootstrapped McKay Brothers as an independent company committed to providing equal access for all subscribers.