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IIJ to Announce A New Lineup: IIJ Mobile Service/Type K

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TOKYO-March 26, 2015-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the addition of "IIJ Mobile Service/Type K"-a mobile data communications service that uses KDDI's au 4G LTE network-to its "IIJ Mobile Service" line of high-speed mobile data communications services for enterprise-class customers. IIJ will begin receiving orders for Type K on April 1, 2015.

Previously, IIJ has offered series of IIJ Mobile Service compatible with two carriers: Type D, which uses NTT DOCOMO's LTE/3G networks, and Type E, which uses Ymobile's 3G/HSPA+ service. With the addition of Type K to the IIJ Mobile Service lineups, IIJ will be the first in Japan to deliver an LTE multi-carrier MVNO service through a Layer-2 connection (By IIJ's investigation). Customers will be able to choose the optimal mix of carriers and expect to enjoy numerous benefits for multiple carriers, including improved connectivity through complementary coverage areas, data-sharing among Type D and Type K which can be utilized as a backup line and activate line, and fallback access to another carrier's network during outages.

Services offered through IIJ Mobile Service/Type K

Plan name Fixed fee plan L Fixed fee plan Lite Fixed fee plan Lite: 1 year
Description High-speed data communications standard plan JPY900 per month entry-level plan A plan for purchasing a full year in bulk
High-speed data volume 7GB per month 3GB per month 3GB per month
Minimum contract 2 years 1 month N/A
Initial fee JPY3,000
Monthly fees JPY5,500 JPY900 JPY10,000 per year (paid as a lump-sum)
Transmission speeds Download 75Mbps / Upload 25Mbps

(*) If high-speed data traffic during a month exceeds the amount specified in the plan, upload and download transfer speeds will be reduced to a maximum of 256 kbps.

Network au 4G LTE area

(*) No service is available in 3G areas.

(*) Prices shown do not include tax.

(*) In addition to the monthly fees, a separate universal service charge will be incurred. Fixed fee plan Lite: 1 year includes the universal service charge in the yearly price.

(*) Rental communications devices are available for Fixed fee plan L. USB stick: JPY900/month, Mobile Wi-Fi router: JPY950/month. Customers must use their own data transmissions cards or other compatible devices to use Fixed fee plan Lite or Fixed fee plan Lite: 1 year.

(*) With Fixed fee plan Lite and Fixed fee plan Lite: 1 year, unused data traffic under the 3GB maximum can be rolled over to the next month, adding the unused high-speed traffic allowance from the previous month to the next month's allowance. Fixed fee plan Lite also has options for increasing the high-speed data traffic volume (up to a maximum of 3GB extra, for a total of 6GB).

(*) Please refer to the IIJ website for the various restrictions and limitations on each plan.

Additionally, Fixed Global IP Address Assignment Plan L-which provides a fixed global IP address-or Fixed fee plan L can be combined with "IIJ Mobile Biz+ Service" to permit connections only to traffic destinations necessary for business.

Fixed Global IP Address Assignment Plan L

Initial fee JPY10,000
Monthly fees JPY13,200

(*) Prices shown do not include tax.(*) In addition to the monthly fees, a separate universal service charge will be incurred.(*) Rental communications devices are available. USB stick: JPY900/month, Mobile Wi-Fi router: JPY950/month

IIJ Mobile Biz+ Service
Summary This service limits the destinations for traffic from devices, blocking access to sites not necessary for work.
Up to five locations can be set as permitted traffic destinations. The connections covered by the contract can be managed and set up using a web-based interface.
Initial fee JPY10,000 /contract
Monthly fees JPY300/account
Applicable plans IIJ Mobile Service/Type K Fixed fee plan L

(*) Prices shown do not include tax.

Data-sharing Option (Fixed fee plan L)

This option allows subscribers to share the total volume of data available across different Type D and Type K Fixed fee plan L subscriptions. The 7GB of high-speed data traffic available per connection can be shared with other connections, with the total high-speed data traffic volume equal to 7GB multiplied by the number of connections to which the data-sharing option has been applied. Customers can take advantage of the data-sharing option among Type D and Type K subscriptions, irrespective of type. With this option, if one connection has exceeded its monthly 7GB of high-speed data traffic, then, as long as the high-speed data traffic quota has not been reached on another line, both connections can continue to be used at high-speed.

(*) If a connection exceeds 10GB of high-speed data traffic in a month, then uplink and downlink speeds will be restricted to maximums of 256kbps until the end of that month regardless of whether the subscriber has applied for this option.

Initial fee JPY20,000
Monthly fees JPY0
Applicable plans
  • IIJ Mobile Service/Type D Fixed fee plan L
  • IIJ Mobile Service/Type K Fixed fee plan L
  • (*) Data-sharing Option can be requested when there are more than five types of connections in total.

(*) All prices listed above exclude applicable taxes.

Type K Startup Promotion

Special benefits 1. For new subscribers to Type D Fixed fee plan L and Type K Fixed fee plan L
  • an initial fee of JPY0 (usually JPY20,000)
  • registerd fee of JPY0 (usually JPY3,000)
  • monthly fees of JPY3,500 (usually from JPY6,300)
2. For customers who create redundant configurations of Type D and Type K subscriptions in combination with IIJ SMFsx Service
  • Six months of mobile service provided free
Promotion period From March 26 until June 30 2015.

For details, terms, and conditions of the campaign, please refer to the following site: 

http://www.iij.ad.jp/svcsol/campaign/mobile_201503.html (Japanese language only)

IIJ will continue to provide the high-value-added services that only an MVNO can supply to meet the ever more diverse needs of corporate mobility.