MyIX's internet traffic jumps 70-fold over 10-year period

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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) said after just over five months into 2019, the MyIX network recorded a new highest traffic peak point of 412Gbps in May 2019.

In a statement today, MyIX said this is compared to 2018's highest traffic peak point record of 391Gbps, as well as represents traffic increases of over 70 times from 5.8Gbps recorded 10 years ago in 2009.

MyIX chairman Chiew Kok Hin said the non-profit initiative 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," he said in the statement.

Chiew said 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.

He said 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.

Currently, MyIX connects all major ISPs, datacentres and content providers — representing up to 105 different networks.

This includes 27 foreign players which have set 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.

MyIX said by August 2019, it would have completed its ongoing network upgrade to higher port densities of 10G and 100G respectively.

Chiew said this is in anticipation of more peering members and catering to estimated growth in the next five years until 2023.

He said 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.