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IIJ to Launch LTE-Compatible Service on IIJmio

dl button PDF [254 KB] 15 February 2012

TOKYO—February 15, 2012—Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the February 27, 2012, release of a new IIJmio services "IIJmio High-speed Mobile/D Service", an LTE-compatible data communications service for individual customers. At the same time, an LTE-compatible mobile WiFi LAN router, LTE Mobile Router (NI-760S) will go on sale.

IIJmio High-speed Mobile/D Service Highlights

IIJmio High-speed Mobile/D Service provides a SIM card for data communications on the NTT DOCOMO LTE network. Users of the service can choose from two rate plans to fit their needs.

Minimum Start 128 Plan

The Minimum Start 128 Plan is best suited for the occasional user who may need to use LTE high-speed mobile communications when away on vacation, for example. For JPY 945 per month, the user can communicate at speeds of up to 128kbps, and with the purchase of a 100MB coupon for JPY 525, it's possible to reach speeds of up to 75Mbps*. Coupons can be purchased whenever necessary on the support website.

Family Share 1GB Plan

The Family Share 1GB Plan is for advanced users with multiple mobile devices or families that wish to use data communications. Up to three SIM cards can be used on one contract. The monthly fee of JPY 2,940 includes a 1GB coupon for use with multiple SIM cards for communications speeds of up to 75Mbps*.

* When using an LTE-compatible communications device within the LTE service area. (Outside of the LTE service area, or with a non-LTE-compatible device, the maximum is 14Mbps.)

The LTE-Mobile Router (NI-760S) that is scheduled to go on sale at the same time is an IEEE802.11n wireless device that can accept up to 10 simultaneous connections. This can be purchased via the IIJmio website.

In advance of the service launch, IIJ is conducting a special sales campaign. Twitter users who tweet a special keyword are eligible to enter a raffle to win an LTE Mobile Router (NI-760S) and three free months of free service, including the initial fee.

Sales Campaign Description

  • Sales Campaign Period: Wednesday February 15 , 2012 to Sunday February 26, 2012
  • How to apply: Tweet the special keyword on Twitter
  •  Description of the prize:
    • 1 LTE Mobile Router (NI-760S) free of charge
    • Initial fee of Minimum Start 128 Plan or Family Share 1GB Plan is free
    • First there months of monthly fees of Minimum Start 128 Plan or Family Share 1GB Plan is free.
    • 100MB of additional coupons free of charge

    50 people who tweet the special keyword and not be selected in the first drawing will receive the following.

    • Initial fee of Minimum Start 128 Plan or Family Share 1GB Plan is free
    • First there months of monthly fees of Minimum Start 128 Plan or Family Share 1GB Plan is free.
    • 100MB of additional coupons free of charge
  • Campaign URL(Japanese text only.): https://www.iijmio.jp/campaign/lte/
  • 20 people will be selected to receive the following

IIJmio High-speed Mobile/D Service

Summary

  Minimum Start 128 Plan Family Share 1GB Plan
Initial Fee JPY 3,150 JPY 3,150
Monthly Fees JPY 945 JPY 2,940
(Includes 1GB coupon every month)
Transmission speeds
  • Standard: Max 128 kbps
  • With a coupon:Downlink max speed 75Mbps,uplink max speed 25Mbps
  • With a coupon:Downlink max speed 75Mbps, uplink max speed 25Mbps
  • Without: Max 128 kbps
SIM card 1 Maximum of 3
SIM card type Choose from standard SIM and microSIM. Choose from standard SIM and microSIM.
Additional coupons JPY 525 /100MB JPY 525 /100MB
Minimum contract From the initial payment date to the end of the following month. From the initial payment date to the end of the following month.

* Prices shown include tax.

LTE Mobile Router (NI-760S)

Sales price

24,780 yen (tax included)

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LTEモバイルルータ(NI-760S) 画像
Specifications
Model number NI-760S
Seller NetIndex
Manufacturer NetIndex/SIERA WIRELESS
Shape Mobile wireless LAN router
Dimensions Height: 97.4mm x Width: 57.1mm x Depth: 15.7mm (figures are approximate)
Weight (with battery pack) About 108g
Battery life Continuous communications: About 5 hours (LTE)/or about 6.5 hours (3G), when on standby (in sleep mode), about 100 hrs.
Battery pack Lithium ion 2,000 mAh (3.7 V)
Battery charger microUSB
Transmission speeds LTE Down link 75 Mbps / Up link 25 Mbps *1*2
3G Down link 14 Mbps / Up link 5.7 Mbps *2
International roaming LTE -
3G o*3
Simultaneous connections Wireless LAN 10
USB 1
Wireless protocol IEEE802.11b/g/n
Security WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory card MicroSDHC slot

*1 The 75Mbps downlink and 25Mbps uplink are supported only on parts of the LTE network.

*2 Communications speeds are the maximum possible values for the technological standards for sending and receiving, but actual communications speeds may vary. The service is provided on a best-effort basis, and communications speeds may vary depending on the communication environment and network congestion.

*3 IIJmio High-speed Mobile/D Service is not compatible with international roaming.

If you have any further enquiries, please email us at: events@ap.iij.com.

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