A new Internet Exchange is launched in Kuching, Malaysia. The new Internet Exchange in Kuching on the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo will be based on IX-as-a-Service (IXaaS) delivered by AMS-IX. This Internet Exchange will be managed by AMS-IX partner irix, PP Telecom’s new corporate brand identity.
At a press conference held in the Borneo Convention Center in Kuching (BCCK), irix was introduced. “The world we live in today is virtually borderless,” said Dr. Jonathan Smith, CEO at irix during this event. “The metaverse of technology, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality; that was once talked about as fantasy is now reality. irix will play a big role in helping Sarawakians, and Borneo keep in step with the world.”
The new Internet Exchange, submarine and terrestrial cable networks, a Tier IV data center in Kuching, IP Transit, Dedicated Internet Access, and international private line circuits are just a few of the services that irix will provide.
With AMS-IX, irix is currently constructing this new Internet Exchange with the goal of bringing down peering fees and cutting Internet access costs for the area. After the summer, the new Internet Exchange is scheduled to launch.
CDNs, ISPs, Carriers, Application Providers
For content delivery networks (CDNs), application providers, ISPs, and carriers who wish to improve the digital experience of Internet users in the area, the new irix ‘powered by AMS-IX’ Internet Exchange will act as a neutral connectivity hub. Due to its advantageous Southeast Asian location close to China’s and Indonesia’s densely populated regions, Kuching would be well situated to develop into a connectivity center.
Submarine cables provide direct links to Singapore, and one is now being installed that enables a direct connection to Hong Kong. The shortest route between East and West Indonesia also passes through Kuching.
IX-as-a-Service (IXaaS), a solution that aids companies like irix in setting up and managing Internet Exchange services, forms the foundation of the new Internet Exchange in Kuching. The solution comprises of scalable hardware, software, and wiring that has already been patched and is transported to the location so that local engineers may set it up. After installation, the exchange’s operational management is handled by AMS-IX NOC (in conjunction with local engineers for tech support).
“We would like to congratulate PP Telecom with their new corporate brand identity irix,” said Peter van Burgel, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at AMS-IX. “You are really embarking on a great adventure developing the Sarawak region into a vibrant communication hub and putting Kuching on the map as the digital gateway to Borneo. We are proud to be your partner and be part of that journey.”