Opra Projects Slowdown in Options Data Growth

The Options Price Reporting Authority has revised its projected options data traffic and bandwidth requirements for 2011 and 2012 to allow for data from the BATS Options Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange's C2 market, which is expected to go live on Oct. 19.

According to a letter to data recipients from Opra executive director Joe Corrigan, firms will need capacity to handle 4,069,000 messages per second (mps) by January 2011 and 5,067,000 mps by January 2012 - representing year-on-