SOURCE: KDDI America

KDDI America

February 17, 2009 07:30 ET

KDDI America Launches KDDI US Powered Ethernet, Offering Hyper-Speed Ethernet Connectivity to American Businesses, Nationwide

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - KDDI America, Inc., the US division of KDDI Corporation, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications services, system integration and network solutions, data center services and facilities, recently announced plans to debut KDDI US Powered Ethernet network, which provides high-speed, scalable Ethernet connectivity to businesses operating throughout the United States beginning in major US cities on February 17th, 2009 with rapid expansion of the service throughout the country over the next few months.

Through KDDI US Powered Ethernet, KDDI America provides corporations throughout the United States with high-bandwidth connectivity between their offices and data centers, in addition to providing the flexibility of using real, any-to-any Ethernet connections. KDDI America also ensures scalable, multi-megabit bandwidth options -- anywhere from 1Mbps to 10Gbps -- while providing an alternative to the incumbent carrier's offerings, ensuring true diversity and competitive differentiation.

KDDI is a widely recognized global leader in the development and provisioning of Ethernet services, most notably in Japan -- where the domestic service is award-winning* and possesses the largest market share* -- and throughout the wider Asia-Pacific region, where its network provides service all the way to the United States (with points of presence in New York and Los Angeles). The outstanding performance of the service (with actual availability of over 99.999%) prompted a large number of US corporations already using KDDI's Ethernet connectivity internationally to request service of similar high-quality in the States. Through KDDI US Powered Ethernet, KDDI America is now able to seamlessly fulfill those needs.

KDDI America is vastly expanding its presence in the United States by installing its own Layer 2 (Ethernet) switches in key data centers around the country. Through partnerships with several local and regional Ethernet and dark-fiber providers, KDDI America can enable redundant connectivity to customer sites nationwide. At the same time, KDDI America will add the ability to proactively monitor the Ethernet network through to the customer sites.

"While Ethernet is the technology of choice for many corporations because of its flexibility, major telecommunications providers in the United States have found it difficult to offer due to large investments in legacy technology," said Emiko Komatsu, KDDI America's Marketing Manager. "By rolling out our Ethernet network service in the US and seamlessly integrating it into our existing global network, KDDI America can meet the needs of US corporations looking to connect their sites, wherever they may be, over a single Ethernet cloud."

If you are interested in Ethernet connections between your sites and/or data centers either within the United States or internationally, please contact KDDI America's sales team at uspen@kddia.com or dial 866-348-3370.

About KDDI America, Inc.

KDDI America is the US division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Global Fortune 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout Asia-Pacific, where it is particularly strong. KDDI Group is a pioneer and innovator in the Ethernet world, being the first telecom provider to provide switched Ethernet services between Asia and the United States. KDDI is also a leading provider in international data centers and value-added services through its group company, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Please contact us at uspen@kddia.com or visit us at www.kddi.com/english (KDDI Japan Corporate Site), www.kddia.com/eng

* Source: Nikkei Communication, September 1st, 2008, Corporate Network Survey "Ethernet Section", No.1 for 7 consecutive years

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Emiko Komatsu
    KDDI America
    P: 212-295-1247
    E: Email Contact
    Toll-free: (866) 348-3370