of the issues faced by most local communication players
today is expensive IP Transit cost due to non-competitive
international bandwidth capacity into and out of Malaysia.
Positioned as a capacity aggregator of sorts, KRS has
implemented and centered around a neutral (Layer 2 Switching
fabric) IP Transit aggregation facility called IP Transit
Aggregation Point or "IP-TAP".
is a multi-location, interconnected, Layer-2 switched
Ethernet infrastructure connecting buyers (KRS Shareholders)
to IP Transit suppliers. This will allow:
to connect to multiple suppliers via a single physical
Buyers to have access to the suppliers with no intermediate
Aggregating individual buyers' requirements for
volume commitment and better terms
host to local Internet service providers (ISPs), the
IP-TAP infrastructure will be the leading point for
IP Transit interconnectivity with the potential of meeting
a significant portion of the demand for IP Transit service.
This has been estimated to be at about 400 Gbps by 2015,
and subsequently 1.5 Tbps by 2020. The proposed Serantau
Cable build in our other initiative will be able to
link up with the IP-TAP platform to help meet the requirements
well into year 2040.
The IP Transit interconnectivity that the facility offers
is planned to be a major factor in the reduction of
IP Transit charges for the country in the future. IP-TAP
will offer the lowest IP Transit connectivity costs
in the country, resulting in tremendous savings and
benefit to ISPs and subsequently end consumers.