McKay Brothers Delivers Status Update on 2014 US Microwave Roadmap
Aurora-Secaucus latency down to 8.15 ms, Aurora-Carteret down to 8.12 ms; New
POPs in Piscataway and Cermak; 1 Mbps service to best all rivals in
production; Improved connectivity in Aurora data center
OAKLAND, Calif., March 3, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --McKay Brothers, LLC, a leading
provider of specialty microwave telecom services delivers a progress report on
its 2014 US Microwave Roadmap. The company is reporting, as promised, even
lower latencies on its signature Illinois-New Jersey routes, already believed
to be the fastest. The company opened new POPs at data centers in Piscataway,
NJ and at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago. McKay's new Aurora-Piscataway path, at
7.98 ms round trip time, is the first commercial route from Aurora to NJ to
break the 8.0 ms barrier. McKay is in production with a single megabit
bandwidth product between Illinois and NJ that is faster than any competitor's
offering. Additionally, McKay has become an approved telecom provider at the
Aurora data center owned by CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), a move that will allow
more convenient and more cost-effective connections to McKay services.
"In November we made our 2014 Roadmap public to help buyers make better
choices; credibility is key. This update shows McKay delivers on its
promises." says co-founder Bob Meade.
McKay recently bettered its lowest known latency connecting Aurora, IL and
Secaucus, NJ to 8.15 ms. The company's 2014 US Microwave Roadmap laid out
plans to reduce latency on this route to 8.12 ms in 2Q. McKay lowered latency
on its Aurora-Carteret path to 8.12 ms, with a 2Q expectation of 8.05 ms.
These latency improvements resulted from an expanded deployment of Aviat
Networks (NASDAQ: AVNW) radio equipment. Additional upgrades, route
improvements and reduced serialization delay will drive further latency
improvements this year as the company works toward its year-end targets of
below 8.05 ms AUR-SEC and below 8.00 ms AUR-CAR.
McKay delivered an expanded footprint, moving two new sites into production,
both with lowest known latencies. Piscataway, NJ, is now live with 7.98 ms
latency from Aurora DC3 to the CTS (NYSE: CTL) NJ3 data center. McKay opened
westbound links from NJ to 350 E. Cermak in Chicago. McKay's Cermak clients
can elect to receive their traffic from the Equinix NY2/NY4 co-los in 7.83
ms/7.84 ms, respectively, and from Carteret in 7.82 ms. McKay Brothers also
offers the lowest known latency on the Cermak-Aurora route, 370 microseconds
round trip. McKay clients will soon be able to inject data in Cermak for
eastbound transmittal. McKay's expansion to Mahwah, NJ continues apace.
"We are busy working on the next steps, delivering Mahwah and trebling the
private bandwidth capacity," says co-founder Stephane Tyc. "We are also
excited by the immediate adoption of our new single megabit service. The
market is expanding beyond first adopters. This technology will be mainstream
In November 2013, McKay announced an Aurora-NJ bi-directional private
bandwidth service in slices of one megabit delivered at latencies believed to
be lower than any commercial competitor. The single megabit service offers an
opportunity for latency improvement during the three-month contract term and
provides termination rights if McKay's service is surpassed by any competitive
offering. "Knowledgeable subscribers have sifted through the industry's
claims, and they understand the McKay offer allows for consistent besting of
any competitor's upgrades," explains Tyc.
McKay has become an approved telecommunications provider at CME Group's data
center located in Aurora, IL. The designation allows McKay to serve CME
Group's co-located customers simply, efficiently and fairly. "Providing
telecom services from the CME Group carrier room in Aurora avoids an
unnecessary 10 microseconds RTT between racks inside Aurora. The fastest
telecom service is now only a cross connect away," says Dave Goebels of McKay
McKay is committed to hardening the network and improving its reliability with
space diversity and hot standby across its network. Such projects are expected
to be completed in 2014.
"Our network is rapidly approaching the physical limits," says Meade. "We
spend 100% of our time and energy reducing latency, improving reliability and
expanding our network so that clients can focus on what they do best: serving
their clients and taking risk."
McKay will continue to release news updates on key milestones. All quoted
latencies are round trip time, rack-to-rack.
About McKay Brothers, LLC
McKay Brothers is an independent specialty microwave telecommunications
company dedicated to designing, engineering, building and operating
best-in-class, extremely low latency networks between financial centers.
McKay's long haul microwave solutions have been in production with live
customer trading since mid-2012, offering latencies far below best-in-class
fiber and frequently at the lowest known latency available. For more
information, visit www.mckay-brothers.com.
SOURCE McKay Brothers, LLC
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