Nasdaq OMX, operator of the Securities Information Processor (SIP) for the consolidated feed of quote and trade data on Nasdaq-listed stocks—known as Tape C, or the Unlisted Trading Privileges (UTP) Plan—has announced that it will increase the bandwidth allocations for the UTP data feeds at the beginning of the third quarter of this year to support higher market data rates.
After June 30, capacity on the UTP Quotation Data Feed (UQDF) will increase from 256 megabits per second (Mbps) to 392 Mbps, delivering a throughput rate of about 700,000 messages per second (mps). Capacity for the UTP Trade Data Feed (UTDF) will increase from 101 Mbps to 181 Mbps, delivering throughput of 390,000 mps. The new bandwidth allocations are based on an average message size during peak hours...
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