With a wide range of options to access the SWXess trading platform of the Swiss Stock Exchange, participants can select the right type of connectivity for their trading strategy and market activity. To connect to the SWXess platform, traders can take advantage of a single access point – the SIX Common Access Portal (SCAP) – or choose the faster Co-Location access.
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Some of the fastest access speeds in global securities trading.
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Microwave Technology for the Lowest Latency
Microwave technology allows the fastest transmission of trade data between exchange data centers. The microwave network of the Swiss Stock Exchange provides trading firms looking for low-latency solutions from and to Zurich. The network currently links Zurich with London, Frankfurt and Milan as well as Milan with Frankfurt and London.
The ultra-low latency microwave network of SIX enables trading participants of the Swiss Stock Exchange – such as market makers and liquidity providers in the equities and ETF space – to execute their trading strategies faster while at the same time improving their risk management. As a result, improved liquidity and tighter spreads create better execution conditions for all market participants.
Microwave technology (or radio frequency, RF) allows for trade data to be transmitted faster than via connections based on fibre optic technology. Microwave can deliver lower end-to-end latency than fibre because it takes a more direct line between the two ends of the network. Also, microwave signals travel at the speed of light through air, rather than over fibre, which can attenuate signals.
The Swiss Stock Exchange is the first regulated exchange in Europe to own and operate an international microwave network. Equal access to the microwave network is ensured for all trading participants at both regulatory and technical levels, in line with Switzerland's legal framework.
We ensure equal access to the microwave network for all trading participants at both regulatory and technical levels. Our experts are happy to provide further information on the Business Setup and Technical Setup.Contact Us Today
The participant owns its connection to SCAP and is therefore responsible for its administration and organisation. The participant is also responsible for ordering the data lines from its provider. The Swiss Stock Exchange provides an order form and all required information. The provider bills the participant directly for the services it provides.
A periodic access fee is charged for every connectivity option. This fee does not include the provider's costs or the exchange's service costs. The Swiss Stock Exchange does not charge a set-up fee for the connection.
Our Local Support Centers in Zurich, Geneva and London are happy to answer any technical questions.