The Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) recently hosted the “Kuala Lumpur Peering Asia 3.0” event designed to encourage discussion of contemporary topics in internet interconnection. The event was also supported by the Malaysia Network Operators Group (MyNOG).
MyIX is an initiative under the Malaysian Communications Multimedia Commission through the operation of local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect and exchange Internet traffic locally.
Its chairman Chiew Kok Hin said that, throughout Southeast Asia, MyIX offers the lowest port fees with capability of reaching to all Malaysian internet users in a single connection.
At Kuala Lumpur Peering Asia 3.0, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) was represented by its head of cloud and data centres department Tan Tze Meng who delivered an insightful presentation on “Malaysia: A New Route for Submarine Cables”.
According to Tan, Malaysia has risen as an ideal location for data centres.
“Our country’s diversified economic base and strategic central location in between China, Indonesia and India, which are the emerging and high growth economies of the world, makes it seem ideal,” said Tan.
“Malaysia has also proven to not only be one of the most cost competitive countries in the world but also possessed of a government that fantastic business-friendly to international clients and investors,” he added.