Giant leap in Malaysian Internet traffic in just 5 years

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Aug 2017: 

Malaysia’s monthly Internet traffic average jumped 1,200% to 222.3 gigabytes per second (Gbps) in 2017, from the 6.4Gbps recorded in 2012.

In a statement today, the Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) – an initiative under the Malaysian Communication Multimedia Commission (MCMC) – said the statistics was calculated based on the six-month average usage between January to June for 2012 and 2017.

“The immense growth within the five-year period is a very good indication of how massively the country’s Internet landscape has developed over the last few years,” said chairman Chiew Kok Hin.

He said the MyIX network’s monthly highest traffic peak point had increased by a compounded annual growth rate of 53.5% year-on-year since 2012, and went as high as 248.9Gbps recorded in March 2017.

“This upward trajectory will continue for the foreseeable future, as more Malaysians become connected and demand more from their Internet service and telecommunication providers, for faster and continuous connectivity.”

– Bernama

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