Johor Bahru Internet Exchange (JBIX) is the latest Internet Exchange Point offering in Malaysia. It is located in Johor Bahru, the southern-most city of the Peninsular Malaysia. The Open DC datacentre (where JBIX is hosted) is located at an MSC-status building 2KM away from the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia.
JBIX is an open, carrier-neutral, membership-free Internet Exchange Point run by a team of certified network experts. The Internet Exchange Point runs on a carrier-grade high capacity low latency switching platform that can scale from 10 Gigabit up to Terabit capacity.
We built the JBIX to serve the Internet community in the region. The business plan is based on cost-recovery model, meaning the port charges is maintained at the lowest price possible to attract more users. As more networks join JBIX, the port charges will be revised to bring saving to all the users.
JBIX is currently run and maintained by the Open DC IP Core network team. Open DC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Extreme Broadband Sdn. Bhd., a licensed ISP in Malaysia.
Johor Bahru (JB) is the capital city of the state of Johor. As the southern-most city of the Peninsular Malaysia, JB has a population of 500K. Linked to Singapore via a 1KM causeway, JB is an important fiber interchange point between Singapore, Malaysia and the Indochina countries.
The Indochina region, with a total population of 230 million, is the region with one of the lowest Internet penetration and the fastest growth rate in the Asia.
Setting up a presence in JB will allow the service provider to move out of the hyper-competitive market in Singapore and to move nearer to where the bulk of the eyeballs are located. While at the same time leverage on the availability of dark fiber to reduce operation cost and drive product innovation and competitiveness.