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July 14, 2016
TOKYO-July 14, 2016-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced that it will begin sales of its "Japan Travel SIM," a prepaid SIM card package that provides a mobile data communications service for foreign visitors, at all Taiwan 7-Eleven locations (the largest convenience store chain in Taiwan with 5,045 locations as of April 2016), beginning on July 18, 2016.
Japan Travel SIM is a ready-to-use, data-only SIM card package that includes an allotment for high-speed data volume. Customers can use the "ibon" ticketing machine found in 7-Eleven stores to purchase the SIM card package, which will then be received at the specified store. By simply inserting a SIM card into their SIM-free device and completing configurations on the device before they travel to Japan, customers can easily start data transmission as soon as they arrive in Japan.
Taiwan ranks third in terms of the number of visitors to Japan, following China and South Korea, and that number grew by roughly 30 percent year over year in 2015, hitting a record 3.67 million.(*) Expanding sales channels to include convenience stores in Taiwan will enable visitors from Taiwan to enjoy IIJ's convenient mobile data transmissions services within Japan even more easily.
Following are some of the service highlights.
|Service name||Japan Travel SIM|
|Types||1GB (30 days)|
|Usage period||30 days, inclusive of the day of first transmission|
|High-speed data volume||1GB|
|Feature||Data transmissions only(*1)|
|Transmission speed (LTE areas)||Download up to 375Mbps / Upload up to 50Mbps(*3)|
|Network||NTT DOCOMO LTE and 3G areas in Japan.|
|SIM card types||nanoSIM|
IIJ will continue to provide highly convenient services that allow customers to enjoy a comfortable mobile experience during their stay in Japan.
Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, systems integration, cloud computing services, security services and mobile services. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on the U.S. NASDAQ Stock Market in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.
The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
IIJ Corporate Communications
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