Tata Communications has extended its low latency network in Asia with direct connections to the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE), the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx), the telecom and data centre company announced today.

The low latency network will support mission critical, real-time trading applications by seamlessly connecting the exchanges with major financial capitals in Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States, the company said in an announcement.

According to Tata Communications, its low latency network is faster than traditional point-to-point systems and this global network integrates exchanges with market-leading low latency connectivity to Europe and beyond.

"The extension of our network via direct connections to SGX, HKEx and NSE exchanges will enable financial trading firms around the world to execute faster transactions and receive immediate market updates, mitigating financial risks and becoming more participative in the global economy," said Genius Wong, Senior Vice President, Global Network Services, Tata Communications.