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IIJ to Improve IPv6 Connectivity Function for Individual Users
TOKYO-June 2, 2011-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced it will improve the IPv6 (*) internet connectivity feature for users of the IIJ4U and IIJmio services for individual customers. This improved feature will create an IPv6 environment for clients using different types of Internet access methods such as FLET'S services including ADSL, dial-up and mobile in time for World IPv6 Day, an worldwide IPv6 trial to be held on June 8, 2011.
Back in April 2009, IIJ released "IPv6 Virtual Access (Terminal Type)", which provides IPv6 Internet connectivity to clients over IPv4 Internet environment if they were using Windows Vista or a later OS. Then, on June 6, 2011, we will release a new feature "IPv6 Virtual Access (Network Type)" for customers connecting to the Internet via a router. This will provide almost all users in various environments with the ability to connect the IPv6 Internet.
IIJ4U and IIJmio are already compatible with the FLET'S HIKARI NEXT Internet (IPv6 PPPoE) Connectivity service released by NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION (NTT East) and NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION (NTT West) on June 1, 2011, and so users can access to both IPv4 and IPv6 internet using their existing FLET'S HIKARI NEXT line with no additional charge.
Since 1999 IIJ has been offering IPv6 pilot services to introduce IPv6 as soon as possible. We plan to introduce IPv6 Virtual Access (Network Type) to corporate customers in near future and will continue to develop and deliver cutting-edge services to promote migration to an IPv6 environment.
(*) The next-generation Internet protocol. It is based on the existing Internet protocol IPv4 but provides a larger address space and additional security functions.