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Technical Overview

CME Globex Hub - Tokyo is a customer-managed connectivity solution providing access to EBS markets operating on CME Globex Platforms in Secaucus, NJ and Slough, UK. CME Globex Hub - Tokyo only provides connectivity to EBS's markets. Customers using CME Globex Hub - Tokyo can be Equinix Licensed Space customers in TY3 or TY5.

For more details on trading CME Group products via this connectivity method, contact your Globex Account Manager (GAM).

Circuit Specifications
  • 1 Gbps hand-off
  • 10 Gbps hand-off
  • Single Mode Fiber
  • 1G-LR (1GBASE-LH)
  • 10G-LR (10GBASE-LR)
  • 1310nm wavelength

CME Globex Hub - Tokyo provides connectivity to EBS through the CME Globex Platform, which includes:

  • iLink order entry on the CME Globex platform for EBS markets
  • Market data for EBS markets on CME Globex disseminated over the CME Market Data Platform (MDP)

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Figure: CME Globex Hub - Tokyo Connectivity


Customers are responsible for establishing connections from their site to each of the CME Globex Hub - Tokyo sites.

    • All IP packets destined for CME Group must be sourced from the CME Group-assigned private address space.
    • Should customers decide to place the server behind another network device, they will be responsible for network address translation.

CME Globex Hub Connectivity Procedures

Upon successful validation and site acceptance by CME Group, the customer is responsible for the following procedures:

  • Activating the multicast stream
  • Configuring the customer application on the arbitration server
  • Configuring routers
  • Configuring the rendezvous point’s IP address
  • Configuring a fixed path between each router and corresponding CME data center
  • Validating that the listener server is receiving data from the correct source

Routing Requirements

Customer routers must be capable of using advanced TCP/IP Protocols including BGP and multicast, specifically PIM Sparse Mode.

  • BGP routing must be used on the routers terminating CME Group connections.
  • It is recommended that customers use a routing protocol between their routers to provide automatic failover.
  • All IP packets destined for CME Group must be sourced from CME Group-assigned private address space.
  • Multicast PIM Sparse Mode must be used.


The following restrictions apply to connectivity:

  • No site-to-site connectivity.
  • No direct server connectivity into CME Globex.
  • Terminating the circuit on a Layer 2 device is not allowed.
  • CME Group will not accept traffic sourced from any customer’s public IP space.
  • Only one Market Data Platform data feed per router is allowed.
  • Customer hardware must be capable of supporting quote streams (e.g., PIM sparse mode).

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