Establishment of a New Company for IPv6 Internet Business
—Establishing a new company "Japan Network Enabler Corporation" to jointly promote enterprise—

KDDI Corporation
Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd.
NIFTY Corporation
ASAHI Net, Inc.

September 1, 2010

KDDI Corporation (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and Chairman: Tadashi Onodera; hereafter: "KDDI"), Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Yoshiki Ishida; hereafter: "JPIX"), NEC BIGLOBE, Ltd. (Head office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Hisao Iizuka; hereafter: "BIGLOBE"), NIFTY Corporation (Head office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Takashi Imamura; hereafter: "NIFTY"), ASAHI Net, Inc. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Kimiya Yamamoto; hereafter: "ASAHI Net"), VECTANT Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Daisuke Arita; hereafter: "VECTANT") have agreed to jointly develop business to provide IPv6 Internet roaming service using native connection service to Next Generation Network provided by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (hereafter: "NTT-NGN").

According to this agreement, the six companies have established a new company "Japan Network Enabler Corporation" (hereafter: "JPNE") to jointly promote enterprise. JPNE has been created as a successor of "Broadband Access Exchange Planning Inc.", after the company changed its name to JPNE at its shareholders' meeting on August 30, 2010. "Broadband Access Exchange Planning Inc." as established by KDDI and JPIX in February 2010 and the six companies subscribed for the company's allocation of new shares prior to the shareholders' meeting.

IPv4, the current standard internet protocol, is anticipated to face shortage of addresses provided by IANA[1] in the near future. From April 2011, NTT-NGN is scheduled to start services adopting IPv6, which has a vastly larger address space and new features.

  • [1] Abbreviation for "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority", an organization that allocates IP address.

In order to provide most suited and convenient IPv6 internet connection services to users of NTT-NGN, JPNE will provide support for IPv6 internet connection business by internet service providers, as well as the environment for continuous internet connection after exhaustion of IPv4 address.

KDDI, BIGLOBE, NIFTY, ASAHI NET and VECTANT aim for spread and development of IPv6 at early stage by providing IPv6 internet connection service using JPNE's roaming service.

Corporate profile of JPNE is as follows.

〈Company Profile〉

Company Name Japan Network Enabler Corporation
Establishment Monday, August 30, 2010
Business Summary Roaming service business to internet service providers
and all business affiliated with roaming service and others
Head Office Otemachi 1-8-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Capital ¥2billion
Shareholders KDDI 55%
ASAHI Net 9%
Representative Director President Masahiro Kobayashi
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