Release Notes

FINAL REMINDER: Cboe Europe: BXE and CXE legacy Multicast PITCH feed infrastructure decommission, effective Mon 27th January 2020

January 21, 2020 13:45:29

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

As a final reminder, the legacy BXE and CXE Multicast PITCH feed infrastructure will be sunset as follows:

* The legacy BXE and CXE GIG A (BA & XA), and WAN C (BC & XC) infrastructure will be decommissioned, effective from start of day Monday 27th January 2020.

* Please note legacy real-time feeds, GRP and SPIN port infrastructure will be decommissioned and Participants will be unable to subscribe to these services from start of day on the effective date.

* Participants are required to complete their migration to the previously announced new Multicast PITCH feed infrastructure to avoid any disruption to service:

o Participants should ensure they have migrated to the new BXE and CXE GIG A (BAn & XAn), and WAN C (BCn & XCn) infrastructure before Monday 27th January 2020.

* BXE and CXE Multicast PITCH configuration details can be found in Section 7.1/7.2 of the Multicast PITCH Specification.

* Detailed implementation guidance including network bandwidth management is provided in the Connectivity Manual - Appendix A.

* On Saturday 25th January 2020 Cboe exchange platforms will start-up without the legacy GIG A and WAN C multicast feeds, should Participants wish to test against this configuration. Participants may also notice a disruption or unavailability of TCP port listeners and multicast heartbeat messages for all services throughout the day.

* As of Monday 27th January 2020, the new feeds will be the only means of receiving Multicast PITCH data from the Cboe UK venue orderbooks (BXE and CXE).

* As previously announced, "EU" jurisdiction GRP ports on BXE and CXE will also be deprecated from Monday 27th January 2020.

Production Availability
The key Production Brexit milestones are listed in the following table. The milestones pertinent to this note are highlighted in yellow.
Target Date



Monday 27th January 2020


Sunset of legacy Multicast PITCH GIG A & WAN C infrastructure

Monday 27th January 2020


Sunset of BXE and CXE "EU" jurisdiction GRP ports


* Brexit FAQ

* Brexit Microsite

* Technical Specifications

* Connectivity Manual

* Multicast Pitch Specification

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