March 12, 2008
KDDI has announced plans to further enhance its global ICT business with the expansion of TELEHOUSE, the group's global data center, to 14 regions worldwide.
KDDI launched its global data center business in London and New York in the 1980s. The business, under the brand TELEHOUSE, has since grown to 10 sites in 5 regions around the world.
TELEHOUSE grew initially as an IX (Internet Exchange Point), enabling direct interconnectivity between networks operated by different internet providers, and has since developed as a data center solution for general corporate customers.
Needs for comprehensive ICT outsourcing services are growing as Japanese companies continue to globalize and expand internationally. To meet these needs, KDDI will make TELEHOUSE grow throughout the world as the core driving force of the KDDI Group's global ICT solution service.
The further expansion of TELEHOUSE will carry an investment of 25.0 billion yen over the three years through 2010, making it possible to build new sites in England, France, and Singapore.
With this, TELEHOUSE floor space will surpass 100,000 m², or 1.5 times the present 70,000 m².
The plans also call for TELEHOUSE to expand to 9 additional countries mainly in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia to meet client requirements. This will bring to 14 the number of regions in which the business operates throughout the world.
Building on the TELEHOUSE global data center, KDDI continues to develop global ICT services which make it possible to offer outsourced solutions for all ICT environment operations - the foundation for customers' rapid global business expansion - from network lines and IT equipment to advanced operations maintenance.