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MyIX announces upgraded Malaysian Internet exchange

AvantiKumar | July 14, 2011
Malaysia's Internet Exchange adds five additional Internet nodes to enhance national bandwidth coverage.

Chiew Kok Hin - Chairman of MyIX

PHOTO - Chiew Kok Hin - chairman of MyIX.

KUALA LUMPUR - Five additional Internet nodes have been added to enhance national bandwidth, according to the Malaysia Internet Exchange -  MyIX (Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia) - making a total of eight Internet exchange nodes to provide Internet traffic routing in the country.

MyIX chairman Chiew Kok Hin said on 11 July 2011 that the upgrade comprised the building of additional of five Internet nodes, established in Bayan Baru, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, which was commissioned by the government regulator Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

"The additional five node network was completed, and adds on to the original MyIX network consisting of three Internet nodes located in Klang Valley at Menara Aik Hua (AIMS Group), Technology Park of Malaysia (JARING), and Fiberail National Control Centre (Telekom Malaysia, Brickfields)," said Chiew, who is also chief executive officer of AIMS Group. "The MyIX operations are in emulation of international exchanges with world-class standards and quality such as the Amsterdam Internet Exchange and London Internet Exchange."

"With this upgrade, Malaysian ISPs [Internet service providers] now have a very stable and comprehensive alternative to route their Internet traffic in an operationally efficient and cost effective way," he said. "MyIX offers a truly mature and attractive alternative to ISPs' current out-of-country, international Internet data exchange routes via our faster, more efficient and cost effective in-country bandwidth connectivity set up."

"Currently, there are more than 40 ISPs and content providers who are MyIX members and leverage the national Internet exchange as ply route for their domestic Internet data. All major telcos and Internet services providers are members of MyIX, as well as companies like Google and Astro," said Chiew, adding that he expected the number to increase in the next 12 months as more Malaysian ISPs will be aware of the advantages of domestic peering (or connecting) with MyIX.

"By keeping boomerang traffic at minimum, using MyIX improves latency between peering operators to achieve better quality of broadband service with more efficient Internet data traffic handling,"  he said.

The society, MyIX (Malaysia Internet Exchange), established September 2006 through the cooperation of local ISPs, is operated by Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia.  MyIX is managed by elected representatives of local Malaysian ISPs.


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