Opra Readies FAST to Slash Bandwidth

DELIVERY TECHNOLOGIES

The Options Price Reporting Authority, which disseminates consolidated real-time data from US options exchanges, is to implement the bandwidth-reducing FAST (FIX Adapted for Streaming data) protocol during 2007.

The move comes as Opra prepares to increase the ceiling for options message rates—i.e. the maximum capacity of market data messages that can be distributed via Opra—to 359,000 messages per second next Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Opra executive director Joe Corrigan informed Opra feed subscribers

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