Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) an initiative under the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (‘MCMC’), revealed that it recorded over 1.3 Tbps (Terabit per second) of Malaysia Internet traffic in the year 2015, the highest so far.
These Malaysia Internet traffic data patterns recorded in Year 2015 are transversed (or ‘peered’) over the National Internet Exchange nodes that directly connects with the country’s major ISPs and content providers.
MyIX Chairman, Chiew Kok Hin says, “The highest bandwidth traveling through MyIX infrastructure last year took place in November 2015 whereby MyIX recorded 145 Gbps of data traveling per second, the highest so far. When compared to November 2014, this shows a 53 per cent increase in data traveling per second through MyIX.”
Breakdown of the Malaysia Internet Traffic recorded by MyIX in 2015:
- January 2015: 87,705 Mbps
- February 2015: 91,308 Mbps
- March 2015: 88,665 Mbps
- April 2015: 99,919 Mbps
- May 2015: 96,626 Mbps
- June 2015: 98,589 Mbps
- July 2015: 93,117 Mbps
- August 2015: 108,510 Mbps
- September 2015: 124,202 Mbps
- October 2015: 116,966 Mbps
- November 2015: 144,672 Mbps
- December 2015: 135,044 Mbps
Chiew says that a major driver for the increasing Internet consumption amongst Malaysians is attributed to the prominent trend in mobile Internet surfing. This is supported by the rapid expansion of 4G networks in line with the Minister’s 58% LTE coverage KPI for end 2015, which has been exceeded.
“MyIX has been noting that the change in consumer Internet surfing patterns have a direct correlation with the massive increases in Internet consumption – such as the increased usage of smartphones for just about everything,” he says.
MyIX said with the market entry of online movie streaming operators such as Netflix and iflix in the recent months there will be an exponential increase in local Internet traffic consumptions in 2016.
“Malaysians are a highly suitable demography of Internet consumers who are quick to adopt new smartphone applications and content offerings, supported by the country’s broadband infrastructure that is continually being promoted by MCMC,” he says.
Today, MyIX’s infrastructure is supported by a 40,000 Mbps capacity central node interconnection and the National Internet Exchange boasts a total of 84 members comprising of all Malaysian telecommunication providers, foreign ISPS as well as top social media sites and content providers such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Akamai, Microsoft, Swiftserve, Tencent, Biznet Networks, Hutchison Global and Telstra.
Chiew ends, “Peering helps keep traffic local, reducing the lag between connection and at the same time decreasing the inter-country connectivity costs that were a huge cost for local telcos prior to the set-up of MyIX. We will continue to welcome and invite new peering partners to join us in order to ensure an overall improve Internet experience for Malaysians.”