State urges operators to establish internet gateway

26 Sep 2006

Malaysia’s government has told internet service providers and infrastructure owners to set up the country’s first internet exchange by the end of the year to reduce foreign exchange losses, lower connection costs and improve connectivity, writes the Business Times. Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik told local reporters that a domestic exchange is vital to prevent the country missing out on revenues generated by the increasing trend towards VoIP technology. Two meetings have already been held to discuss the matter, he added.