What is MyIX ?
The Malaysia Internet Exchange (MYIX) is a non-profit and first neutral Internet Exchange where local Internet Service Providers (“ISP”s) and content providers connect to exchange internet traffic.
MyIX delivers significant benefits:-
Preventing Boomerang Effect
By peering with MyIX, the local traffic is kept domestically, therefore, the boomerang traffic is kept at a minimum and latency between peering operators has improved.
Better Quality of Broadband Service
By keeping domestic traffic local, the ISPs will be able to ensure better and more efficient traffic handling, improved
MyIX has created an interactive and knowledgeable platform between local operators to establish better cooperation with one another. This has also increased the reliance and capabilities to share each other’s network to ensure continued services at all times.
As substantial percentage of local traffic have been routed via MyIX away from international bandwidth links, all operators especially the smaller ISPs enjoy cost savings due to domestic peering.
Excellent Value Proposition
Peering with MyIX has helped create an excellent value proposition especially for foreign content providers to peer with MyIX and as such improved business opportunities for members.
SKMM, having reviewed the existing Internet exchange arrangement for Malaysia, decided a new neutral exchange was required to meet the demands of the industry.
On 14 September 2006, the Malaysian Government announced that a neutral Malaysia Internet exchange, MyIX, was to be up and running by the end of 2006. It was to be set up through cooperation of ISPs to keep Malaysian Internet traffic local by promoting and allowing direct connectivity among local ISPs.
On 30 November 2006 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by various ISPs for the formation of MyIX. A Protem Committee was formed to formalise the body.
On 31 July 2008 the Registrar of Societies, Shah Alam registered Persatuan Pengendali Internet Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan (“Persatuan”). The society, whose registration number is 1332-08-SEL, was tasked to run MyIX. It is expected that the society will become Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia when there are members from other states.
On 15 July 2010, the Registrar of Societies, Shah Alam approved the change in the name of the society as “Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia”.