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Connectivity refers to the ability to make, maintain and transport packets of data between two points. Consistent and reliable connectivity is essential in an electronic trading environment.

In general, a trading system's effectiveness is defined by its connectivity and its latency, or the time delay of data transmission between two points. Latency and connectivity have become increasingly important in a high-frequency trading environment.

Exchanges offer two types of connectivity:


  1. Getting Connected. CME Group.