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Advancing Malaysia's Internet exchange plan

AvantiKumar | May 8, 2012
Malaysia's neutral Internet Exchange operator MyIX elects new committee and also reconfirms chairman.

Chiew Kok Hin, Chairman MyIX

PHOTO - Chiew Kok Hin, chairman MyIX.


To advance plans for Malaysia's Internet exchange, national non-profit body MyIX, also known as 'Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia,' has elected a new committee and reconfirmed Chiew Kok Hin as chairman.

MyIX (Persatuan) elected new committee members to lead Malaysia's Internet exchange until 2014 during its 2012 fourth annual general meeting in late April 2012. Chiew Kok Hin, group chief executive officer of AIMS Data Centre, was declared as the new chairman of the Persatuan until 2014, with Mohd Rosli Abdul Manaf, general manager of sales & marketing of JARING Communications, announced as the deputy chairman of the Persatuan.

Chairman Chiew Kok Hin said MyIX's role in supporting the development and competitiveness of local ISPs (Internet service providers) was significant. "Recent MyIX milestones over the past year include the extension of new nodes for better peering of the traffic exchanged."

Chiew said that 2011 saw tremendous growth for MyIX, paving the way for more in 2012. "Among them were its securing of contracts with service providers like Fiberail, Aims Data Centre and Diversified Gateway to maintain and manage the MyIX network."

"Apart from that, MyIX's phase 2 consisted of the additional five new nodes installed in 2011 at Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Penang, Johor Bahru and Kuantan," he said. "MyIX is also working closely with MCMC to promote the regional nodes by giving briefing to various organisations in respective regions."

"Route Server is also being used by the Persatuan to ease the peering process especially for new members," said Chiew. "The route server was rolled out at the end of December 2011 and to date some of the members have established peering with it."

"MyIX's latest infrastructure consists of eight Internet Exchange nodes of which five were recently in Bayan Baru, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu," he said. "These supplement the original MyIX nodes located in the Klang Valley at Menara Aik Hua (AIMS), Technology Park of Malaysia (JARING), and CSF 1 (Telekom Malaysia, Cyberjaya). MyIX models after Amsterdam Internet Exchange and London Internet Exchange, and aspires towards world class Internet Exchange standards."

Also present at the AGM were all the ordinary members and associate members of MyIX and government regulator Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) representatives to witness the AGM elections proceedings. The three Permanent Committee Members of the Persatuan are JARING Communications, Telekom Malaysia (TM) and AIMS Data Centre.

MyIX (Malaysia Internet Exchange) is operated by Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia. The non-profit organisation was initiated by MCMC in September 2006 through cooperation of local ISPs to connect and exchange local Internet traffic. MyIX is managed by a committee that comprises elected representatives of local Malaysian ISPs.

 

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