MyIX upgrades central node to 100Gbps

  • Country’s Internet Exchange central node sees 150% increase in capacity
  • With this upgrade, MyIX will have more 10G ports for members’ utilisation

MyIX upgrades central node to 100Gbps


MALAYSIA Internet Exchange (MyIX) marked its 10th anniversary recently by announcing the completion of an upgrade to the country’s central node capacity 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.

MyIX is operated by ‘Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia’ – an initiative under the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

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.”

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.

This reflects a year-on-year growth of 57% and compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 56.6% since 2012. Throughout 2016, peak points for each month have exceeded the 100Gbps mark.

These findings are based on Internet data patterns recorded (up to August 2016) for Internet data that transversed (or ‘peered’) over MyIX’s nodes that directly connect with the country’s major internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers.

The measurement is based on the highest peak internet traffic recorded on a particular day on a monthly basis.

MyIX also recently held its 1st Internet Peering Forum. The event facilitated interaction towards greater co-operation among key Internet, ISPs and telco players; in order to improve the country’s Internet eco-system and state to a leadership position in the Asean region.

The panel during the one-day event comprised of former MCMC chairman Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi and TIME dotCom commander-in-chief Afzal Abdul Rahim.

The Internet Peering Forum saw strong participation from over 130 participants from the country’s internet service providers (ISPs), content providers, hosting companies, data centre operators, regulator, universities and leading network vendors.

The event presented opportunities for local internet operators to broaden their understanding on key matters of interest while benefitting from discovering new best practices and tools to improve their peering network performance.

The Internet Peering Forum 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.

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.
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