Taiwan Stock Exchange Plans FAST Data

The exchange plans to implement the FIX protocol for its trading systems in the first quarter of 2009 and will look to develop a FAST-enabled datafeed afterwards, but has not yet set a firm date for rolling out FAST, says Michael Lin, senior executive vice president at the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Although the number of transactions at the exchange has grown by more than 50 percent since 2005, Lin says messaging capacity and latency is not the main driver for adopting FAST. Rather, the need for

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