MyIX Doubles Link Capacity to Meet Hungry Malaysia’s Demand for Faster Broadband


  • Improved infra also in line with the MyDigital master plan to be the leader in the digital economy
  • 3 new members join – Nexworks Communications, Fastly from USA and Dtac Trinet from Thailand

The Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) has improved the capacity of its Internet infrastructure given the anticipated demand for faster and more robust broadband across the country.

The exchange announced on Friday that the ‘link’ capacity between its main nodes located at the AIMS data center in Kuala Lumpur and the CBJ5 data center in Cyberjaya was recently doubled from 100G to 200G.

In a statement, the exchange said that since the announcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in March 2020, the demand for internet bandwidth has been steadily increasing each month, with the peak usage being posted at 1. 2 Tbps in August 2021.

“Improving our infrastructure is also in line with the national MyDIGITAL plan for Malaysia to emerge as a regional leader in the digital economy while achieving inclusive, responsible and sustainable socio-economic development,” said the president of MyIX , Chiew Kok Hin.

Chiew added that MyIX’s robust and highly scalable infrastructure also reassures foreign investors of Malaysia’s commitment to lead a “cloud first” strategy at federal and local levels.

Four Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) namely Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Telekom Malaysia have received conditional approval to build and manage large-scale data centers and cloud services across Malaysia. This cloud strategy would be bolstered by an investment of between RM12 and 15 billion over the next five years to help businesses lower operating costs and improve analytical efficiency.

Meanwhile, MyIX also recently welcomed three new members. These are Nexworks Communications Sdn Bhd, Fastly Inc from USA and Dtac Trinet Co Ltd from Thailand.

MyIX is an initiative of the Malaysian Communications Multimedia Commission whose main objective is to enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect and exchange Internet traffic locally.


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