GMO CLICK Securities, Inc.

GMO selects Colt (formerly KVH) to the backbone of the World’s #1 FX trading platform*

The context and content of this document are about Colt Co., Ltd. prior to joining Colt Group S.A.

Colt’s IT solutions took our needs into account and allowed us to expand our infrastructure quickly and flexibly. We are very pleased with their prompt response and competitive pricing, as well as the stability and quality of their services. Colt is a key IT partner and integral part of our future global strategy.– Takeshi Murai, Director,System Operations, GMO CLICK Securities, Inc.

GMO CLICK Securities, Inc.

GMO CLICK was established in 2005 and has since risen to the top, outpacing its competitors by facilitating the highest volume of FX trading in both 2012 and 2013, an achievement buoyed by having the lowest trading fees in the industry and aggressive growth planning. As a leading broker, the company boasts 33,000 FX trading accounts and 200,000 securities trading accounts. FX trading systems designed, implemented, and managed internally are a testament to GMO CLICK’s technical expertise. Furthermore, their proprietary trading tools have won praise for ease-of-use and swift scalability.

The Challenge

GMO CLICK was faced with sharply increasing demand, both externally from customers, and internally with respect to network environments for service development, testing, and corporate internet access. They needed a flexible infrastructure solution that would solve their immediate needs and provide a foundation for future growth.

Why Colt

To meet GMO CLICK’s expanding business needs, Colt submitted a proposal backed by years of experience in designing solutions for the financial services industry. Colt provided consultation and a plan that could be implemented with short lead times. It was a one-stop infrastructure solution that was also trouble-free and cost-efficient. Impressed with the results, GMO CLICK called upon Colt again to implement their 1Gbps network when the time came to enter the Hong Kong FX trading market and continue their reign as the largest FX broker in the world.

Forward Thinking

GMO CLICK aims to be #1 for the third straight year and strengthen its global business by expanding into more markets internationally. In doing so, they will continue to rely on Colt’s highly reliable, high-quality leased line services. They also plan to offer colocation services and diversify their service portfolio with stock trading.


GMO CLICK utilizes Colt Internet Access for its corporate network and FX trading platform in Japan and Hong Kong, as well as for service development and testing. Redundancy is achieved through the use of SmartGiga® (Gold Class) and Colt Ether-MAN Plus®, Ethernet leased line services that provide the stability and mission-critical reliability that Colt has built its reputation on.

ColtInternet Access Service

As a leading Japanese ISP, Colt offers both physical circuits and access services in IPv4 and IPv6 implementations. Flexible service options and price plans give customers greater choice: Bandwidth is available from 1Mbps all the way up to 10Gbps on a guaranteed or best-effort basis. Billing is also flexible with fixed or usage-based billing.
Colt Internet Access Services

Colt Ethernet Leased Line Service

Colt Ethernet Leased Line Service is an Ethernet-based point-to-point network solution. It offers a wide range of bandwidth choices from 10Mbps to 100Gbps. Customers in the IT and financial service markets continue to value the high bandwidth and low latency offered by Colt Ethernet Leased Line Service.
Colt Ethernet Leased Line Service

Colt Ether-MAN Plus® – Ethernet Private Line Service

Ether-MAN Plus® is a low-latency, bandwidth-guaranteed service. It is optimal for corporate networks, combining the high reliability of a leased line with the flexibility of wide-area Ethernet. Ethernet Private Line Service is a point-to-point bandwidth-guaranteed service to carry mission-critical data with high reliability comparable to a leased line.

SmartGiga® Leased Line Service

SmartGiga® Leased Line Service is a bandwidth-guaranteed service available at speeds up to 10Gbps (10GBase-LR). The following two classes of redundancy are available:
o Gold class: redundant path configuration within backbone
o Silver class: single path configuration within backbone
SmartGiga® Leased Line Service