NTT rolls out Internet Exchange in Malaysia
- 06 November, 2019 11:40
L-R: Masakazu Kobayashi (NTT); Henrick Choo (NTT) and Katsuyasu Toyama (JPNAP)
NTT has launched a Malaysia Network Access Point (MYNAP) amid plans to increase enterprise investment of digital technologies across the country.
The new private Internet Exchange (IX) represents the third rolled out in Malaysia, allowing the technology provider to offer “end-to-end solutions” across data centre, network and connectivity solutions.
Hosted in NTT’s local data centre in Cyberjaya, the IX resides in a TIA942 Rated-3 data centre, becoming the first local exchange to leverage peering capabilities with other regional providers across the business, such as Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP) and Jakarta Internet Exchange (JKT-IX).
“As a world leader in global network solutions, NTT is the new IX player in Malaysia that will help forge the way for businesses to excel,” said Henrick Choo, CEO of Malaysia at NTT. “This is a significant milestone and places us in good stead to support data intensive industries such as financial institutions, manufacturing and healthcare to name a few.”
Choo said users connecting through MYNAP domestic peering methods can “eliminate the need to connect through costly transit links”.
All participating networks connected to MYNAP will also be able to exchange traffic directly with each other without any intermediary, allowing for improved performance due to lower latency.
“We believe the addition of MYNAP is timely and this will certainly attract more international investors and enterprises to consider Malaysia as a business and economic hub due to its strong digitalisation efforts and strategic location within Southeast Asia,” Choo added.
“MYNAP will indirectly benefit the country by providing diversified local traffic availability to existing ICT infrastructure in Malaysia, which in turn will build a healthy Internet ecosystem.”
Leveraging a “strategic location”, in addition to peering with JKT-IX and JPNAP, Choo said MYNAP aims to work with service providers seeking to "offload traffic".
Through MYNAP, Malaysian enterprises can utilise peering across public, private and remote, in addition to route server services at port speeds of 1G or 10G.
As reported by Channel Asia, NTT recently unveiled the leaders tasked with spearheading market expansion in Asia Pacific as the technology giant embarks on a new era of growth across the region.
Four months since launching at a global level, Channel Asia exclusively revealed that the business announced 29 executive appointments in Asia Pacific, spanning two regional chiefs, 14 in-country directors, 11 business unit heads and two subsidiary leaders.