MDEC commends MyIX for ‘keeping internet traffic local’, developing local talent

THE Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) has commended Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) for its on-going efforts in “keeping internet traffic local” for Malaysia while also developing local talent to meet the needs of the country’s digital economy.

In this regard, MyIX plays a crucial role for Malaysia to achieve its digital economy aspirations under the Malaysia Digital (MD) initiative, according to MDEC senior vice-president Gopi Ganesalingam.

“MD aims to attract businesses, talent and investment, hence enabling active participation in the global digital economy by both businesses and the rakyat,” commented Gopi on the back of MyIX having unveiled a complimentary seven-day network infrastructure training course for selected Malaysians.

Gopi Ganesalingam

Given Malaysia’s fast-evolving digital landscape, MyIX chairman Chiew Kok Hin stressed the need for the country to have a skilled workforce which is well-versed in network infrastructure.

“As part of our CSR initiatives, MyIX is proud to offer this free training programme to empower aspiring individuals with the knowledge and expertise needed to thrive in the digital age,” Chiew told FocusM.

Chiew Kok Hin

Co-organised with technology and future skills learning institution Forward College, the ‘Explore the World of Network Infrastructure’ course will be held on Feb 20-22 and March 5-8 at the MyIX corporate headquarters in Puchong, Selangor.

As availability for this course is limited with only 25 spots available for qualified Malaysian participants, interested individuals are encouraged to secure their spots promptly. Successful applicants would then be notified accordingly.

This programme is made possible by MyIX members who include, among others, AIMS Data Centre Sdn Bhd, CelcomDigi Bhd, Maxis Bhd, REDtone Engineering and Network Services Sdn Bhd, TM Technology Sdn Bhd, TIME dotCom Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd and YTL Communications Sdn Bhd.

It sets its sights on empowering two critical segments of the populace: (i) recent graduates aspiring to forge careers in the internet industry; and (ii) working professionals from member companies keen on refreshing and enhancing their skill sets.

“The initiative aims to be a nurturing centre, equipping individuals to tackle real-world challenges with practical skill sets and perspectives,” added Chiew.

Embarking on the Network Infrastructure track, participants will undergo the seven-day intensive training regimen comprising both theoretical knowledge and hands-on expertise in areas such as IP Network and Systems Operations.

Furthermore, member companies will be presented with the opportunity to engage with the fresh talent pool, potentially catalysing a new wave of innovation and growth within the Malaysian internet sector.

In another development, the exchange also said that the MyIX Fellowship Programme is set to offer a select number of fellowships to member organisations, enabling technical staff to partake in enriching workshops conducted by the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

Scheduled to be held next month in Bangkok, APRICOT 2024 aims to enhance the industry-related skills of technical personnel, gearing them up to navigate the fast-evolving digital landscape proficiently.

For more information on the ‘Explore the World of Network Infrastructure’ course, visit – Jan 4, 2024

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