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IIJ Corporate and Individual Services to Support NTT East and West FLET'S IPv6 Services

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TOKYO-May 26, 2011-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced that the following IIJ services will be compatible with "the Internet IPv6(*1) PPPoE Connection", an IPv6 tunneling method using the Next Generation Network(NGN), which is planned to be released by NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION (NTT East) and NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION (NTT West) on June 1, 2011.

Compatible services

Corporate services

  • IIJ IPv6 FiberAccess/F Service(new service)
  • IIJ FiberAccess/F Service
  • LaIT Hikari Connect

Individual services

  • IIJ4U (Japanese text only)
  • IIJmio (Japanese text only)

Compatible as of

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The IIJ IPv6 FiberAccess/F Service is a new service that provides a native IPv6 Internet connectivity environment. This service differs from the conventional IPv4 IIJ FiberAccess/F Service by assigning completely fixed IPv6 addresses. This IPv6 address is portable, and thus can be used without modification even after moving offices or changing locations, and it can continue to be used even if the client migrates to one of IIJ's corporate services, such as the Internet Connection Service or the IIJ Data Center Connectivity Service.

For the IIJ FiberAccess/F Service, IIJ will provide an optional fixed IPv6 address option in addition to the existing IPv4 address. This same option will be available for the LaIT Hikari Connect service for small and medium enterprises and the IIJ4U and IIJmio services for individual customers, enabling simultaneous connectivity using both IPv4 and IPv6 on one service. This means that our existing clients will be able to take advantage of the power of IPv6 connectivity without the need for applying for a new service.

IIJ has been providing IPv6 connectivity over the IPv4 network through the tunneling method, in addition to the use of the native (*2) and dual stack (*3) methods employed on the IIJ Internet Connectivity Service and the IIJ FiberAccess/F Service and other corporate services. Today, there is even greater demand for rapid migration from an IPv4 to an IPv6 environment, and IIJ is actively supporting this migration by quickly instituting compatibility with the IPv6 tunneling (PPPoE) method of the NGN. IIJ is also planning to accommodate the IPv6 native method scheduled to be implemented in the future on NGN.

IIJ will continue to bolster its service features and develop new services to speed the adoption of IPv6.

(*1) The next-generation Internet protocol. It is based on the existing Internet protocol IPv4 but provides a larger address space and additional security functions.

(*2) A connectivity method that uses IPv6 only.

(*3) A connectivity method that enables the simultaneous use of IPv4 and IPv6.