IIJ Upgrades Japan-U.S. Backbone to 1G bps

TOKYO (07/04/2000) - Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) announced Tuesday it has completed an upgrade to its trans-Pacific backbone and now has more than 1G bps (bits per second) of capacity to the U.S.

The company, one of Japan's first commercial Internet service providers and a major corporate provider in Japan, added an extra two 155M bps connections from its Tokyo center to the Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX) to take total capacity on that route to 775M bps, the company said in a statement.

In addition, IIJ has 155M bps between Tokyo and the MAE-West Internet exchange in San Jose and 155M bps between Osaka and the NY-NAP Internet exchange in New York.

In addition to carrying traffic from IIJ's own customers, the lines also carry traffic from a large number of Japanese Internet service providers with whom IIJ has contracts and a number of providers in the Asian region connected to IIJ's regional A-Bone network.

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

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