MyIX records high point of 170Gbps for Internet data exchange

  • Figure reflects a year-on-year growth of 57% and CAGR  of 56.60% since 2012.
  • The availability of more video content has been a game-changer for Malaysia

MyIX records high point of 170Gbps for Internet data exchange


MALAYSIA Internet Exchange (MyIX) reported that Internet traffic in Malaysia remains on a rapid rise.

The findings were based on Internet data patterns recorded (up to August 2016) for Internet data that transversed (or ‘peered’) over the National Internet Exchange 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.

For August 2016, Internet data exchanged that transversed over the National Internet Exchange nodes reached a new high point of 170.474 Gbps – the highest ever recorded in the country’s history.

The latest figure reflects a year-on-year growth of 57% and Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 56.60% since 2012.

MyIX Chairman, Chiew Kok Hin (pic, above) said that, “throughout 2016, peak points for each month have exceeded the 100Gbps mark. This is not surprising given Malaysia’s current Internet landscape which is driven by improved data plans, mobile Internet, video content, Cloud computing and not forgetting more companies agreeing to peer with MyIX. In 2016, we had five more companies joining the peering network.”

Chiew also added that aside from increased connectivity, the availability of more video – i.e. OTT content has been a game-changer for Malaysia.
“It’s not just about supplying data packages, there needs to be content as well and content is growing. The growing availability and appeal of OTT players such as Netflix, iFlix and online TV and radio channels are certainly contributing to the exponential growth in internet traffic. These will continue to fuel the rise for the rest of 2016 and beyond,” Chiew said.

MyIX also hopes that the expected completion of the 1Malaysia People’s Cable System (SKR1M) in June 2017 will not just improve broadband capacity, but will ultimately contribute to more affordable and accessible high-speed broadband in Malaysia.

MyIX will mark its 10th anniversary with its Peering Forum.

The forum provides the platform for all industry stakeholders to play an active role in the formulation of best practices and policies to present research findings and to stay abreast of the latest technological trends while networking with fellow industry peers. 
The one-day forum will see a number of presentations and tutorials on addressing various industry issues as well as covering policy matters, technical and technology updates, the sharing of best practices issues and more.

The Forum will be followed by a three-day workshop (Oct 11-13) on Network Security conducted by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

Peering Forum Details:
Date    : 10-102016 (9am to 5pm)
Venue :  ALOFT KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Post Forum Workshop Details:
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