Thomson Reuters' data plans face backlash; delays randomisation plans

Proposed plans to launch a UDP multicast feed in Slough raise the spectre of data arbitrage and a latency race

Customers could be forced to use microwave connections

Thomson Reuters Matching could be on the way to triggering a latency race for data as it seeks feedback from customers on its plans to offer a new, faster data feed from a different datacentre from where its matching engine is located, at the same time as it delayed the implementation of randomisation on its platform, a person familiar with the matter has told FX Week.

The platform has been canvassing client feedback on its plans for this year, but its aim to modernise technology has hit hurdles

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