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IIJ Group Begins Offering Internet Access Service in Germany

Provider to add service facilities in two locations in Germany to provide high-quality dedicated Internet Access services to all of Europe

July 11, 2018

TOKYO-July 11, 2018-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and its 100% owned subsidiary IIJ Europe Limited and IIJ Deutschland GmbH, announced that they will begin providing Internet Access Service, which provides dedicated connections services that directly connect to IIJ's high-capacity backbone network by strengthening their platform for service provision in Europe. This service will be available starting today.

Internet Access Service links customer internal networks to IIJ's facilities using dedicated lines to provide high-quality Internet connection environments. Thanks to fault-tolerant design that includes redundancies in carrier connections, cable routes and network equipment, the service makes it possible to guarantee higher reliability. Customers can choose the bandwidth based on their needs from 10Mbps to 1Gbps.

The IIJ Group already provides Internet Access Service in London, one of the company's European locations, but with this step, it will add new facilities for accommodating customer connections to two of its datacenters in Germany (Dusseldorf and Frankfurt) to expand its service provision platform. By building high-quality Internet environments in Germany in addition to those in London, IIJ is improving data connectivity between Japan and Europe.

  • (*)Pricing estimates are provided on an individual basis.

The IIJ Group will continue to support the construction and operation of the IT platforms of its customers operating in Europe through the provision of Internet-connected environments and cloud services with high-quality connections.

About IIJ Europe

IIJ Europe, based in London and Dusseldorf was formerly Exlayer established in 2001 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of IIJ. IIJ Europe utilises and embraces the latest internet technologies to design, deliver and manage highly qualified and experienced IT solutions. The company also offers IIJ GIO EU Service, its flagship cloud computing service to European enterprises.

About IIJ

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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IIJ Corporate Communications

IIJ Europe Limited

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