Realizing Prosperous Communications-Oriented Societies around the World
Leveraging the expertise we have accumulated as a pioneer in Japanese international telecommunications, KDDI is providing ICT infrastructure centered on high-reliability, high-quality data centers contributing to the business activities of corporate customers, and in recent years has actively engaged in the consumer business in the emerging markets and other regions to contribute to economic growth and improve people's lives in different countries.
Initiatives for the Overseas Consumer Business
Based on its business experience and expertise in telecommunication services including in mobiles phones, fixed-line communications and the Internet, and its reliable technological capabilities nurtured in Japan, KDDI is moving aggressively to take advantage of opportunities in growing overseas markets, including in the emerging markets. In 2014, we embarked on the telecommunications business in Myanmar in collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation and Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). As the leading general telecommunications carrier in Myanmar's rapidly growing economy, we are now working on expanding and enhancing the quality of our network there. In 1995, we invested in the establishment of MobiCom Corporation in Mongolia. This company was consolidated as our subsidiary in March 2016. From establishment, we have provided services delighting our customers as the leading general telecommunications carrier in Mongolia. KDDI will continue to enhance the quality of calls and communications and expand area coverage to contribute to the economic development of the countries in which it is already active while steadily working to increase growth in new growth markets.
The counter at the MPT Sule office in Myanmar
The flagship shop of MobiCom in Mongolia
Global Leader in High-Quality ICT Solutions
KDDI offers one-stop solutions optimized to meet customers' operational needs. Our broad-ranging service lineup spans data centers, cloud services, networks, applications, security, and managed services. We configure the global networks that are indispensable to overseas business launches, as well as operate and offer maintenance for internal office IT environments. Operating at more than 100 locations around the world, full support is provided by local staff who are well-versed in local conditions and customs. Our "TELEHOUSE" data centers are available in 48 locations  in 24 cities across 13 countries or regions, and we have earned industry accolades for reliability and service quality, based on our 30 years of operational experience. In 2016, we plan to open "TELEHOUSE LONDON Docklands North Two," which will operate as a green data center incorporating the latest environmentally friendly technologies.
Partnerships with More than 600 International Telecommunications Carriers
KDDI leverages its strong relationships cultivated over more than 60 years with more than 600 international telecommunications carriers to engage in businesses such as wholesaling of international voice traffic. With the cooperation of the world's telecommunications carriers, KDDI is providing international telephone services to countries and regions throughout the world. From March 2016, we started offering "au International Calling FLAT" in response to those customers who wanted to make international phone calls from their own mobile phones without having to worry about the rates. This service provides international phone calls at a flat discounted rate from an au mobile phone in Japan to certain countries or regions. Furthermore, leveraging partnerships based on some 60 years of cooperation with telecommunications carriers throughout the world, KDDI also provides international telephone services and has realized broad coverage for its "au World Service" for overseas use, and in July 2016, we started offering "World Data FLAT," which gives users access to packet data just as in Japan from eligible countries and regions at a flat 24-hour rate.