Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia, the operator of Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX), held its 10th annual general meeting in March and elected its committee for 2018-2020.
AIMS Group CEO Chiew Kok Hin retained the chairmanship for the third two-year term. “The committee is honoured to be entrusted the role of optimising Malaysia’s Internet Exchange peering traffic to global standards,” he said.
The committee pledged to continue improving the country’s Internet Exchange by reducing port charges, growing its membership to include more regional players, promote industry knowledge sharing, and gaining further recognition as the premium Internet Exchange in ASEAN.
As most of Malaysia’s Internet industry players are already members of MyIX, the association will focus on encouraging global content players and regional ISPs to set up ports through the exchange. IN 2017, it managed to add 11 new members including global names such as Telenor Global Services AS, SG.GS Pte Ltd, Alibaba Cloud (M) Sdn Bhd, and Limelight Networks, bringing its total membership up to 87.
“The presence of these global players will definitely generate more peering activity and benefit MyIX members as a whole,” Chiew said.
MyIX peering traffic increased by 22% last year, from 2016Gbps to 245Gbps, based on recorded maximum peering traffic utilisation point. “This measurement shows that connectivity continues to have good growth. MyIX expects similar growth or more in 2018 as the public and private sector participate more intensely in the digital economy, thanks to the National eCommerce Strategic Roadmap and Digital Free Trade Zone,” he said.