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IIJ to Begin Offering New High Volume Plans and Increasing Monthly LTE High-Speed Data Volume of Existing Plans from 7 GB to 10 GB
January 30, 2017
TOKYO-January 30, 2017-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 has revised the specifications for its enterprise mobile data service, IIJ Mobile Service. Starting February 1, 2017, IIJ will provide an increase to the monthly high-speed data volume, raising it to 10 GB, while maintaining its current service fees. Simultaneously, it will also begin offering new high-volume plans that allow monthly high-speed data transmission of 15 GB, 20 GB, or 30 GB.
IIJ Mobile Service is a high-speed data communications service compatible with multiple carriers, and it is available in Type D-for use with NTT DOCOMO's LTE/3G network-and Type K-for use with KDDI au's 4G LTE network. Its pricing plans also provide choice. Customers on the Fixed Fee Plan L are billed the same rate each month, and those on the Three-tier Pricing Plan L (Type D only) pay one of three fees, depending on data transmission usage.
The specification revisions and expanded mobile service menu are as follows:
With wider use of smart devices and cloud services, enterprises need even greater volumes of data transmission than were once available. IIJ believes that these latest revisions to its mobile service will meet the high-volume data transmission needs of the enterprise market.
|High-speed data transmissions||Monthly fee||Compatible lines|
|10 GB Fixed Fee Plan L||7 GB → 10 GB||JPY 5,500||Type D, Type K|
(Including terminal rental fees)
|Type DS (*1)|
|15 GB Fixed Fee Plan L||15 GB||By quotation||Type D, Type DS|
|20 GB Fixed Fee Plan L||20 GB||By quotation||Type D, Type DS|
|30 GB Fixed Fee Plan L||30 GB||By quotation||Type D, Type DS|
|Usage fees||High-speed data transmission volume||Notes|
|Basic fee (tier 1)||JPY 500||Up to 3 MB||3 MB is included in the basic fee.|
|Tier 2 limit||JPY 2,800||Over 3 MB up to 1 GB||Traffic is billed at JPY 0.04 per 128 bytes, with an upper limit of JPY 2,800.|
|Tier 3 limit||JPY 5,700||Over 1 GB and above||Traffic is billed at JPY 0.04 per 128 bytes, with an upper limit of JPY 5,700. If traffic for a month exceeds 10 GB, the data transmission rate will become low speed.|
IIJ will continue enhancing the functionality of its services in response to the needs of its customers.
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.
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