IDC Cuts Opra Processing with FIX API

The move follows Opra's decision to distribute data entirely using FAST, which required clients to migrate to FAST as of April 22, when Opra switched off its legacy ASCII data network. The FAST network, which was rolled out last year, reduces bandwidth utilization for Opra data by 70 percent compared to ASCII.

Interactive Data initially used the Opra-supplied FAST API, which converted the compressed binary FAST data back to the original, un-compressed non-binary Opra format, which the vendor

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