Malaysia’s internet traffic hits new peak of 412Gbps in May
By Digital News Asia July 16, 2019
- 2018 peak at 391Gbps, over 70x increase from 5.8Gbps recorded in ‘09
- MyIX plans more training, knowledge sharing, will co-host Peering Asia 3.0
Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX), also known in the Malay language as ‘Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia’ - a non-profit initiative by the Government of Malaysia, and the largest Internet Exchange (IX) in Malaysia, has hit a new record. Just over five months into Year 2019, the MyIX network has recorded a new highest traffic peak point of 412Gbps in May 2019.
This is compared to Year 2018’s highest traffic peak point record of 391Gbps; and which also represents traffic increases of over 70x from 5.8Gbps recorded 10 years ago in 2009.
MyIX claims that the internet traffic that traverses within its network is reflective of the country’s stage of internet traffic and data consumption.
Currently, MyIX connects all major ISPs, datacentres and content providers - representing up to 105 different networks. This includes 27 foreign players which have set up their presence in the country, including almost all the top International content providers such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Akamai, Amazon, Alibaba, Cloudflare, Limelight, Tencent and Imperva.
The latest member additions to MyIX include Lynuxtel Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Felda Prodata Systems Sdn Bhd, Innet Technologies Sdn Bhd, Datakl Solutions Sdn Bhd, Strateq Data Centre Sdn Bhd and Jastel Network Co. Ltd.
According to Chairman of MyIX Chiew Kok Hin, MyIX has come a long way since its establishment in September 2006. “With seed funding from Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) that sustained us until 2010, MyIX has remained the No.1 Internet Exchange in Malaysia that acts as a neutral peering network that advances the development of the local internet ecosystem.”
Announced during MyIX’s AGM in March, MyIX has also reduced its port fees significantly by an average of 36 percent (%) effective Q2 of 2019. This port fee reduction is in line with MyIX’s objective of promoting efficient internet traffic routing of its members for cheaper Internet content for Malaysians.
MyIX Network Upgrade
At the recent MyNOG-8 technical conference held in Petaling Jaya where MyIX was one of the sponsors, the association also updated the international audience of its network upgrade plans.
MyIX’s presentation also shared an update of its ongoing network upgrade whereby by August 2019, it would have completed its ongoing network upgrade to higher port densities of 10G & 100G respectively. This is in anticipating of more peering members and catering to estimated growth in the next five (5) years until 2023.
MyIX also affirmed its commitment to collaborate with the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) for training and more peering conferences for industry knowledge sharing.
Peering Asia 3.0 – Upcoming Regional Event
The premier Asia regional event of*Peering Asia 3.0 on 6-7 November in Kuala Lumpur, that MyIX will jointly organise with MyNOG. In the past, Peering Asia 1.0 and Peering Asia 2.0 were hosted in Japan and Hong Kong respectively.
*Peering Asia 3.0 aims to encourage and promote peering and interconnection in the region, by interconnecting network service providers, internet exchange providers, data centers and more (http://www.peeringasia.com/). The *Peering Asia conferences are mainly supported by the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association (APIX) - an association of Internet Exchange Points in the Asia Pacific Region. APIX enjoys a strong membership of 29 members from 17 countries/economies in the Asia Pacific region.