IIJ Boosts Pacific Internet Bandwidth

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (03/03/2000) - Internet Initiative Japan Inc., one of Japan's largest Internet backbone operators, has announced an increase to the bandwidth of its trans-Pacific link to the U.S. Internet backbone.

The Tokyo-based Internet service provider, which is listed on the Nasdaq market in New York, said its most recent upgrade, from 620M bps (bits per second) to 775M bps, was completed on March 1 with the addition of a 155M bps link between Tokyo and the Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX) in California.

Prior to the upgrade, IIJ already had 310M bps linking the two locations. Its other trans-Pacific lines are a 155M bps connection from Tokyo to the Mae-West Internet Exchange in San Jose, California, and a 155M bps connection from Osaka to the NY-NAP Internet exchange in New York.

IIJ, in Tokyo, can be found online at http://www.iij.ad.jp/.

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