MyIX lowers port fees, urges ISPs to pass savings on to consumers
By Digital News Asia April 5, 2016
- ISPs can expect to see monthly savings of 10%
- To also upgrade country’s central node capacity to 100G
THE Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) has reduced its port fees for all Malaysian Internet service providers (ISPs) and other members effective April 1, it announced at its 8th annual general meeting (AGM) recently.
The reduction in fees is across the board for all port speeds ranging from 100Mbps to 10Gbps, and is expected to save ISPs more than 10% of their existing monthly fees, MyIX said in a statement.
“We also hope that savings by ISPs can be passed on to the end-consumer in efforts to reduce Internet charges in Malaysia,” said MyIX chairman Chiew Kok Hin.
“It has always been MyIX’s goal to progressively reduce costs – we hope our ISP members will also upgrade their existing ports to a higher speed/ bandwidth towards promoting better Internet service quality in the country,” he added.
MyIX is an initiative under industry regulator the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). It acts as a non-profit and neutral Internet exchange where local ISPs and content providers connect to exchange Internet traffic.
Meanwhile, during the AGM, MyIX also received approval to upgrade its central node’s capacity from the existing 40Gbps to 100Gbps.
“We are already utilising approximately 65% of the central node’s capacity and hence going forward, an upgrade is necessary,” said Chiew (pic).
“This upgrade is planned to meet the projected Internet connectivity needs of the country over the next two to three years,” he added.
At the AGM, the current executive/ steering committee was mostly retained, with Chiew (AIMS Data Centre Bhd) being re-elected chairman while Lim Chee Meng (Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd) was re-elected deputy chairman.
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