Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia (‘Persatuan’), the operator of Malaysia Internet Exchange – also known as MyIX, held its 10th Annual General Meeting on 15th March, 2018 at The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The Persatuan was established in 2008 with elected committee members; two years after the Malaysia Internet Exchange was set up in 2006 as the nation’s central peering network for Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
The AGM resulting in the following line up of the new Committee Members for the Year 2018 – 2020 term.
- Chairman AIMS Data Centre Bhd
Mr. Chiew Kok Hin
- Deputy Chairman Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd
Mr. Lim Chee Meng
- Secretary YTL Communications Sdn Bhd
Mr. Tan Wei Hwang
- Assistant Secretary REDtone Engineering & Network Services Sdn Bhd
Mr. Ong Cheok Seong
- Treasurer MyKRIS Asia Sdn Bhd
Mr. Chew Choo Soon
- Committee Member Telekom Malaysia Bhd
Ms. Filzah Md Yassin
- Committee Member TT dotCom Sdn Bhd
Mr. Ang Thing Juin
- Committee Member DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd
Mr. Eric Soo
- Committee Member Celcom Axiata Bhd
En. Wan Mohd Nizam Wan Ismail
Newly appointed MyIX Chairman Chiew Kok Hin who retained his chairmanship for the third 2-year term said, “On behalf of the elected committee, we are honoured to be entrusted to spearhead member’s benefit which is to optimise Internet Exchange peering traffic of Malaysia to global standards in all aspects”.
The Committee pledge to continue their efforts to improve the country’s Internet Exchange in terms of reducing port charges – to bring digital content closer for the member’s benefit. The committee will also work towards membership growth by attracting more regional players, industry knowledge sharing, and gain further recognition as the premium Internet Exchange for this Asean region.”
Key Highlights: Membership and Port Charges
The membership was a key focus of the AGM. As most of the Malaysian Internet industry players have already become members, the Persatuan will focus on global content players & regional ISPs to set up ports.
In 2017, 11 new members including global names such as Telenor Global Services AS, SG.GS Pte Ltd, Alibaba Cloud (M) Sdn Bhd and Limelight Networks were added to MyIX to bring to a total of 87 members.
Chiew said, “The presence of these global players will definitely generate more peering activity and benefit MyIX members as a whole.”
Lastly, it was reported that MyIX peering traffic increased by 22 per cent last year. This is based on the calculation of the maximum (peering traffic) utilisation point that was recorded in 2016 at 201Gbps, with 245Gbps recorded in 2017.
“This Peering traffic 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 which is given great emphasis by the Malaysian government in the form of the National eCommerce Strategic Roadmap (NeSR) and the setting up of the Digital Free Trade Zone,” ends Chiew.