MyIX continues to champion ‘keeping Internet traffic local’

MyIX continues to champion 'keeping Internet traffic local'

  • Provides three new users, total membership today at 132
  • Is aimed at keeping domestic Internet traffic within M’sia

Left, Chiew Kok Hin, MyIX chairman, Gopi Ganesalingam, senior vice president and head of ecosystem development The Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) said this continues to be an important Malaysian asset due to its function of ‘keeping Internet traffic local’.

In a statement, the particular exchange claimed it has been growing from strength-to-strength with the recent addition of three new members – Serverfreak Technologies Sdn Bhd, Edge Centers (M) Sdn Bhd and Smart Axiata Co Ltd, bringing its total membership number to 132.

Set up in 2006 being an initiative under the Malaysian Communications Multimedia Commission payment (MCMC), MyIX has been operating for the industry’s benefit due to its ability to keep domestic traffic within Malaysia, without needing to take an indirect international route.

It stated if there were simply no local internet swap, traffic would have to be re-routed internationally before reaching its destination back into Malaysia.  

In industry terms, this is called a ‘boomerang effect’, it additional.

Chief of MyIX Chiew Kok Hin stated with MyIX, household traffic is routed locally and boosts efficiency resulting in financial savings on international band width and IP transit costs.

“There is also enhanced throughput and latency performance, coupled with much better user experience, ” he said.

Malaysia Electronic Economy Corporation (MDEC) senior vice leader and head of ecosystem development Gopi Ganesalingam commended MyIX for its ongoing efforts in ‘keeping Internet traffic local’.

“MyIX today is usually well connected plus recognised regionally simply by key internet gamers, ” said Gopi.

“Its role of enhancing efficiencies of redirecting and general internet connectivity is an important one particular for Malaysia in order to realise our electronic economy aspirations, inch he said.

MDEC lately introduced Malaysia Electronic (MD), a nationwide strategic initiative, which aims to encourage and attract companies, talents and expense while enabling companies and the rakyat to try out a leading part in the global digital economic climate.

“Strong and reliable internet connectivity is crucial for MD to achieve the goal of creating Malaysia as an internationally competitive digital nation powered by an intensifying, thriving and innovation-led digital economy plus ecosystem, ” stated Gopi.

The exchange reported a peak of just one. 6 Tbps high speed usage in recent months, near to almost tripling the particular 588 Gbps published in May 2020 during the first movement control order.

“Within MyIX, we now have almost all local internet service providers, mobile operators, hosting companies, regional providers and global articles providers with us, and remain fully devoted to our mission associated with ‘bridging networks plus empowering peering communities’, ” said Chiew.