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KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 -- The Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) has recorded Internet traffic of more than one terabit per second (Tbps) in June 2021, almost double the 588 gigabits per second (Gbps) posted during the first Movement Control Order (MCO) implemented from March 18, 2020.
Chairman Chiew Kok Hin said with more organisations adopting a work-from-home culture, the exchange had foreseen the demand for Internet would continue to rise.
Hence, it has increased the number of nodes to seven throughout Malaysia, he said in a statement today.
Chiew also attributed the record demand to households consuming a greater amount of audio-visual content coupled with e-learning initiatives.
According to him, the nodes are essentially satellite switches located at various sites, thereby enabling members and peering partners to connect to Internet service providers (ISPs) and content distribution networks (CDNs).
“The nodes will ensure improved latency for interconnectivity with other networks, and they will be instrumental in further enhancing the stability and performance of Internet connections, lowering connection costs while minimising traffic ‘bottlenecks’,” he said.
Chiew said four of these nodes are located in Cyberjaya, while others are located in Kuala Lumpur, Iskandar Puteri (Johor) and Kuching (Sarawak).
“We are working closely with some telecommunications operators which have added more ports at MyIX to alleviate traffic congestion,” he added.
MyIX, an initiative under the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), is Malaysia’s only non-profit national Internet exchange body operated by industry.
Launched on Dec 15, 2006, MyIX was established to keep Malaysian Internet traffic local by promoting and allowing direct connectivity among local ISPs, CDNs and other industry enterprises.
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