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Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) now capable of 100Gbps speeds

Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) announced recently that the country’s central node capacity have been upgraded from 40Gbps to 100Gbps to meet Internet traffic growth until 2018-2019. With this upgrade, MyIX will also have more 10G ports for members’ utilisation.


For August 2016, Internet data exchanged that transversed (or ‘peered’) over MyIX nodes reached a new high point of 170.474 Gbps – the highest ever recorded in the country’s history, according to MyIX. Throughout 2016, peak points for each month have exceeded the 100Gbps mark, it said.

The findings above are based on Internet data patterns recorded (up to August 2016) for Internet data that transversed (or ‘peered’) over MyIX’s nodes that directly connects with the country’s major ISPs and content providers. The measurement is based on the highest peak internet traffic recorded on a particular day on a monthly basis.

At the recent Internet Peering Forum, MyIX Chairman, Chiew Kok Hin said, “If Malaysia is to truly achieve a world-class Internet eco-system and Internet peering hub, MyIX members must increase their cooperative spirit and work together in facilitating an overall more efficient Internet traffic exchange. This was recommended by the panel during discussions and it was heartening to see our members responding positively to the panel’s suggestion.”

The Internet Peering Forum also revealed that Malaysia has attained a good regional position in the area of IPV6 deployment, the next generation Internet Protocol by progressing well to the top of the worldwide leaderboard in end-user IPV6 adoption. It said that Malaysia currently ranks ahead of its regional peers including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines; a reflection of the constant effort by Malaysian operators and regulators to promote IPV6 deployment.

MyIX is an initiative under the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). MyIX allows local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect and exchange local Internet traffic. The National Internet Exchange boasts more than 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.

MyIX’s infrastructure consists of 6 Internet Exchange nodes located in the Klang Valley at Menara AIMS (AIMS), CX1 (Telekom Malaysia, Cyberjaya), in Bayan Baru, Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. MyIX models after Amsterdam Internet Exchange and London Internet Exchange.

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