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IIJ Global to Establish Offices in China and Thailand
IIJ Global Solutions Inc.
TOKYO-October 14, 2011-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774) 100% owned subsidiary and developer of WAN services for corporate clients, IIJ Global Solutions Inc. (IIJ Global), today announced the decision to establish a subsidiary in the People's Republic of China and a representative office in the Kingdom of Thailand as detailed below.
1. Background and objectives
IIJ Global's mission is to provide IT services to Japanese corporations that are operating overseas, and since the establishment of the company in September 2010, there has been much discussion about opening offices overseas to give traction to the IIJ Group's entrance into Asia. In order to respond more quickly to the growing demand for IT services by our clients in the Asian market, we also felt that it was imperative for us to establish bases overseas as soon as possible.
There are already many Japanese companies operating in China creating a steady demand for IT services there, and with the goal of eventually offering IT services and network equipment in the local market, we decided to open a sales office in Shanghai to begin establishing a strong presence there. In Thailand we have established a local office in Bangkok, our first foray into Southeast Asia, and this office will collect information about the economy and market trends in Thailand and develop strong ties with Japanese companies doing business in Thailand.
2. Outline of the subsidiary in the People's Republic of China
IIJ Global Solutions China Inc.
||February, 2012 (planned)
||Shanghai, People's Republic of China
||System integration services and technology consulting
||US $1.3 million
||IIJ Global 100%
3. Summary of the representative office in the Kingdom of Thailand
||IIJ Global Solutions Inc., Bangkok Representative Office
||September 27, 2011
||Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand
||Collection information about the Thai market, etc.
IIJ Global provides global network services to clients that are already operating overseas, but after the offices open in China and Thailand, the IIJ Group's development overseas will become even stronger, and we will continue to provide cloud services and a wider range of IT solutions.
IIJ Global Solutions Inc. (IIJ-Global) was established in September 2010 as an IIJ Group company by acquisition of AT&T Japan's local Network Outsourcing service business. IIJ-Global provides WAN Connectivity Services and Total Network Outsourcing Services from designing to building and managing corporate networks for enterprises. Not only limited to domestic but also offers Global network services. For more information about IIJ-Global, visit the IIJ-Global website at http://www.iijglobal.co.jp/en/