Message from Ryosuke Yamazoe, CEO

JPIX will continue to enhance its services,
observing the mission of providing a better
Internet infrastructure.
Ryosuke Yamazoe, CEO
Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (JPIX) was established in 1997 with the vision of providing smooth traffic exchange through peering among Internet service providers (ISP) on an equal footing. Thanks to their cooperation and support, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our founding in July 2017. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere appreciation to our customers and stakeholders for their patronage and support. Looking back on the last 20 years, JPIX has grown steadily since the time when it was founded as Japan’s first commercial Internet exchange (IX) service. Thanks to many helping hands, we become one of the largest IX services in terms of client numbers, forming a core part of Japan’s Internet backbone with its high quality service. There are not only Japan domestic companies, but also an increasing number of overseas users that establish peering connections with us.
We believe that, in addition to the function of providing an environment for traffic exchange, IX has another important role in helping customers and entities associated with the Internet, who are connected to each other, form a community. To that end, we have continued to make a range of contributions. In recent years, we have also been proactively facilitating the introduction of distributed systems for traffic in Nagoya and Osaka, in addition to Tokyo, from the viewpoint of disaster countermeasures. On the other hand, we are pursuing a number of initiatives to promote the adoption of IPv6.

And in response to customer needs, we are enhancing the added value of our service by developing and providing additional services such as route exchange and traffic visualization.
IX has gradually changed its functions from its original environment, where ISPs established connections with each other and implemented traffic exchange, to an environment that ensures the efficient flow of data and content from the transmission side of information to the receiving side. In the future, JPIX will continue to enhance its services, based on its mission of providing a better Internet infrastructure through adequate services for the increasing traffic due to the boom of content providers and Internet devices, geared to the age of Internet video delivery and IoT, while contributing to the overall development of the Internet globally as well as in Japan.
We appreciate your continued support and cooperation.