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An Introduction to Trading In the Financial Markets: Technology: Systems, Data, and Networks by R. Tee Williams

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Distribution Technology

As we have noted, distribution networks in the trading markets are usually dependent on the underlying telecommunications infrastructure. In countries where there is competition in telecommunications, the costs are low and this form of distribution serves all types of networks. In countries where there is a state-run PTT monopoly, the costs of local distribution are sometimes quite high. In these countries, except for networks where performance is critical, vendors that operate networks look for lower-cost alternatives.

There are four primary means of distribution (see Figure 3.3). First, the basic telecommunications network is usually preferred for most distribution unless the cost is prohibitive. Second, without respect ...

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