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Corporate History

Date History
1992 Dec. Established Internet Initiative Planning Inc. (capital: JPY 18 million)
Dec. Joined the Internet Society as a founding member
1993 May Changed company name to Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ)
July Launched "UUCP Service"
Nov. Launched "Internet Connectivity Service" (Japan's first)
1994 Feb. Registered as a Special Type 2 Telecommunications Carrier
May Launched "Dialup IP Service" (Japan's first)
Nov. Launched "Firewall Service" (Japan's first)
1995 Jan. Established IIJ Media Communications Inc. (merged with IIJ in 2005)
Nov. Established Asia Internet Holdings Inc. (merged with IIJ in 2005)
1996 Mar. Established IIJ America Inc.blank to operate ISP business and build Internet backbone in the U.S.A.
Nov. Established IIJ Technology Inc. (merged with IIJ in 2010)
Dec. Launched "IIJ4U" for individual consumers
1997 Sep. Established Internet Multifeed Co.blank, a joint venture with NTT to provide IX (Internet interconnectivity point) and data center services
Nov. Launched ISP service in the U.S.A. by IIJ America(Japan's first)
1998 Feb. Established NetCare Inc., to provide call center services and network operations and management as an outsourced service (changed its company name to IIJ Engineering Inc.blank(Japanese Text Only) in October 2014)
Apr. Launched "IP Multicast Distribution Service" (Japan's first)
Aug. Released advanced router SEIL
Oct. Established Crosswave Communications Inc. (transferred its business operations to NTT Communications Inc. in December 2003)
1999 June Introduced a Service Level Agreement (SLA) (Japan's first)
Aug. Listed on the NASDAQ Market (ticker symbol: IIJI)
Aug. Launched "IPv6 Trial Service" (tunneling) (Japan's first)
2000 Feb. Launched "the iBPS Outsourcing Service" by IIJ Technology for net businesses (currently call IIJ GIO)
July IIJ named official Internet provider of the Kyushu/Okinawa Summit
Sep. Launched "the IPv6 Native Service"
2001 Mar. Established CDN JAPAN, a joint venture with Oracle Japan and Cisco Systems to promote content distribution particularly for broadband
May Launched "Internet exchange (IX) service, JPNAP" by Internet Multifeed
Sep. Launched "IIJmio service" for individual consumers
Nov. Launched "Dual Stack IPv6/IPv4 service" (Japan's first)
2003 Feb. Developed network operating system "IIJ SMF (SEIL Management Framework)" (Japan's first)
Dec. Participated in the foundation of an anti-spam working group (Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group [MAAWG]) (Japan's first)
2004 Apr. Launched "IPv6 Live Broadcasting Service" by IIJ Media Communications(Japan's first)
Oct. Established IIJ Financial Systems Inc. as a 100% owned subsidiary of IIJ Technology in September 2004, received a transfer of business from Yamatane Corporation's securities system division. (The company was merged with IIJ Technology in 2010)
2005 Feb. Internet Multifeed participated in Europe's largest IX carrier group, Euro-IX (Japan's first)
Mar. Participated in as a founding member in the establishment of the Japan Email Anti-Abuse Group (JEAG), a working group on anti-spam measures
Mar. Introduced sender authentication technology (Japan's first)
Oct. Reorganized part of IIJ Group
Dec. Listed on the Mothers market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (code: 3774)
2006 Feb. Established Internet Revolution Inc.blank(Japanese Text Only), a portal site management company, a joint venture with Konami Inc.
Mar. Introduced Source Address Validation to all connectivity services (Japan's first)
Mar. Received a patent for SMF (patent number 3774433)
Oct. Established NetChart Inc.blank(Japanese Only), a network construction company focused on building LANs
Dec. Transferred from Mothers' market to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
2007 June Purchased all shares of Hiho Inc.blank(Japanese Text Only), from Panasonic Network Services Inc., to make it a 100% owned subsidiary
July Invested in Taihei Computers, Co., Ltd.(changed its company name to Trinity Inc.) and jointly operated it with Hirata Corporation
July Established Trust Networks Inc.blank(Japanese Text Only), a company that operates ATMs
Oct. Received a patent for SMF-LAN (patent number 4463868)
2008 Jan Launched "IIJ Mobile", an MVNO data communications service for corporate clients
June Established IIJ Innovation Institute Inc.blank, to develop new Internet related-technology
2009 July IIJ Research Laboratory was moved under the management of the IIJ Innovation Institute
July Launched "LaIT service" for small and medium businesses
Dec. Launched "IIJ GIO" IIJ's cloud computing services
2010 Apr. Reorganized part of the IIJ Group
Sep. Purchased all shares of AT&T Japan's new subsidiary and relaunched it as IIJ Global Solutions Inc.blank, a wholly owned subsidiary providing WAN services
2011 Apr. Established Matsue Data Center Park, a container-unit data center that uses external air cooling (Japan's first)
Sep. IIJ Group steps up overseas business development, starting with establishment of an office in Thailand
2012 Jan. Launched a local office in China by IIJ Global Solutions Inc.
Mar. Launched cloud computing services in U.S.A.
Apr. Established a new subsidiary IIJ Exlayer Inc. through the acquisition of Exlayer Global Inc. stocks (merged with IIJ in 2014)
Apr. Established Stratosphere Inc. a joint venture with ACCESS Co., Ltd., for next-generation cloud platform technology
(dissolved the joint venture in 2015, IIJ and ACCESS both took over Stratosphere's business via a business transfer)
May Randy Bush of IIJ Research Laboratory was inducted into the Internet Society's (ISOC) Internet Hall of Fame
July Established a subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand by IIJ Global Solutions Inc.
Aug. Launched 100GbE ports for JPNAP Services as first Japanese ISP
Sep. Awarded a patent for container-unit data center modules
Oct. Matsue Data Center Park received "Green IT Award 2012" and "Good Design Award 2012"
Oct. Stock split of 1:200 and adoption of the Unit Share System
Nov. Increased capital position in Hong Kong and Singapore subsidiaries of IIJ Exlayer Inc. Company names were also changed to IIJ Global Solutions Hong Kong Limited and IIJ Global Solutions Singapore Pte. Ltd.
2013 Jan. Launched cloud computing services in China
Sep. Extended IIJ backbone network to Europe
Apr. Increased support in Europe to expand international operation and also changed company names of London and Dusseldorf subsidiaries to IIJ Europe Limited and IIJ Deutschland GmbH
Aug. Launched cloud computing services in Europe
Nov. Doubled the size of Matsue Data Center Park
2014 Feb. Launched cloud computing services in Singapore
Mar. Added voice call feature for SIM card offerings to consumers
Mar. Invested in Appiaries Corporation with PCPhase Corporation
Dec. Purchased all shares of RYUKOSHA NETWARE Inc. to make it a 100% owned subsidiary
2015 Apr. Succeded in live streaming using the high-resolution "Direct Streaming Digital(DSD(™))5.6MHz" audio format as open technological experiment (World's first)
May Launched cloud computing services in Indonesia
Sep. Released "IIJ Omnibus Service"-A New Generation of Cloud Networking Services
Dec. IIJ launches PrimeSeatblank, a live streaming service that uses high-resolution audio.
2016 Jan. IIJ implements the "Laos PDR Energy Efficient Datacenter Project," a joint crediting mechanism demonstration project.
Apr. IIJ establishes a joint venture with TCC Technology, a Thai information and communication company.
Apr. IIJ concludes a Streaming Partner contract with Berlin Phil Media GmbH.

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