MyIX network records new Internet traffic peak point at 412Gbps in May

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  • Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

Chairman Chiew Kok Chin says MyIX acts as a neutral peering network that advances the development of the local internet ecosystem. — MyIX

The Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) network has recorded a new highest traffic peak point of 412Gbps (gigabits per second) in May 2019. In the previous year, the highest traffic peak point was 319Gbps.

The Internet traffic that traverses within the MyIX network is reflective of the country’s stage of Internet traffic and data consumption, claims MyIX. The association also added that Internet traffic on its network has increased over 70 times since 2009, when the highest recorded traffic peak point was 5.8Gbps.

MyIX is operated by Pusat Pengendali Internet Malaysia, a non-profit organisation first initiated by the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission in 2006. Chairman Chiew Kok Hin in a statement said MyIX acts as a "neutral peering network that advances the development of the local Internet ecosystem”. 

By August this year, the association is expected to complete its ongoing network upgrading to higher port densities of 10G and 100G respectively. MyIX claimed it has also reduced its port fees by an average 36% to help its members reduce the cost of providing Internet content to Malaysians.

Currently, MyIX connects all major Internet service providers, datacentres and content providers; representing up to 105 different networks. This includes 27 foreign players which have set up a presence in the country such Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Alibaba, to name but a few.

The latest member additions to MyIX include Lynuxtel Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Felda Prodata Systems Sdn Bhd, among others.

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