MyIX Reports Malaysian Internet Traffic Grows at CAGR of 52%

Data received : 3-Sep-2018

Key Take-Aways :
  • Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX), also known as ‘Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia’ - a non-profit initiative by the Government of Malaysia, shares that the highest bandwidth that traversed within the MyIX infrastructure has hit a new record 288Gbps in 2018.
  • MyIX network’s data traffic peak points are based on the highest data traffic recorded on a particular day, on a monthly basis. The report compared the traversing data between January–June 2018, to the corresponding period of the previous year January-June 2017. It showed the Internet data patterns and the growth of Internet traffic peered within the national Internet Exchange nodes that directly connects with the country’s major ISPs and content providers.
  • Chairman of MyIX Chiew Kok Hin says, “MyIX has recorded 288Gbps of data travelling per second through its network nodes, the highest bandwidth recorded so far now in the year 2018, equivalent to a 16 percent increase in data travelling per second as compared to the previous year’s highest peak point of 248Gbps over the same period.”
  • In Compounded Annual Growth Rate (“CAGR”) terms of 6 years (since 2012), MyIX’s monthly Internet traffic peak point has increased at a CAGR of about 52 per cent.
  • “The country’s internet connectivity in Malaysia has come a long way. The highest peak point was 23.3Gbps in 2012 while for the 6-month’s period of 2018, recorded at 288Gbps,” added Chairman of MyIX Chiew Kok Hin.
  • In analysing Year 2018 Internet traffic within MyIX network, Chiew shares that the two major events that contributed to the increase in Internet consumption amongst Malaysians in the months of May and June were attributed to the GE14 and 2018 FIFA World Cup respectively.
  • As of August 2018, MyIX reports a total of 93 members that has joined its peering network. This comprises 70 local members and 23 foreign members.
  • The latest additions to MyIX members list include PCCW-HKT Network Services Limited, Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (M) Sdn Bhd, Imperva Inc and Krypton Global Networks (M) Sdn Bhd. 

Spokeperson :
  • Chairman of MyIX Chiew Kok Hin 

Chiew Kok Hin
Offering :
  • MyIX believes that it can continue to play an important role in driving down connectivity cost and increasing benefits - MyIX members of ISPs and CSPs, are able to reduce their operational costs – which can either translate to bigger corporate profit (margins), or transfer the cost savings to their customers by offering more competitive data plans
Editor's comments :
  • MyIX was started off as an initiative to enable Malaysian based Internet Service Providers to benefit from cost savings through peering - Internet traffic does not need to route to international gateway to reach the peers but directly from the localized gateways hosted by MyIX.
  • Peering must also include localized cache of contents.
  • For example, the most direct benefit of MyIX peering is where YouTube users get to enjoy faster video streaming because Google had setup localized caching of content servers or Windows users get faster Windows updates download.
  • One good example of non-peering scenario is the bad experience of accessing websites hosted in China, slow and time-out.
  • Think of peering as a company setup a branch in Malaysia, compare to a company who sells products online where the products would be delivered via shipping, slow and often incurs higher cost.