IIJ to launch high-definition content delivery platform service

March 27, 2007

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TOKYO -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the creation of a new high-definition content delivery platform in anticipation of the growing demand from PC and digital TV users. In the first phase, IIJ will adopt the SkeedCast Peer-to-Peer (P2P) delivery system and begin providing downloadable content delivery by April 2007.

Streaming technology has been used to distribute high-definition content, but it has been very difficult to maintain end-to-end transmission quality. Download delivery architecture does not have this restriction, so it has become more prevalent than other forms. With SkeedCast, IIJ will construct a more robust delivery architecture compared to conventional P2P systems, which use end-user terminals as delivery nodes.

IIJ plans to incorporate H.264 compatibility to create a platform with even broader applications than conventional streaming delivery services (*), and will actively develop its high-definition content delivery platform service.

Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq: IIJI)

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