Opra Sneezes, Exchanges Get the Hiccups

According to a notice from Opra, a modification to Opra's Equity/Index FAST network around 9:30am last Wednesday, Jan. 23, produced incorrect encoding of blocks containing trade messages. This caused problems for all the trade data being collected and disseminated by Opra, one source says.

To its credit, SIAC (the Securities Industry Automation Corp., which manages the technical delivery of Opra) discovered the problem and got the Opra feed back up and running by 9:50am without any loss of da

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