October 20, 2008
KDDI is pleased to announce that it will participate in a used computer donation program for Asian developing countries being run by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and will donate its used computers in the latter part of October 2008.
In this program, ITU calls for companies and organizations that endorse the objectives of the plan to provide used computers to be donated to various countries in Asia and the Pacific region in order to promote the introduction of ICT in developing countries. Donated computers are mainly used by local public bodies. ITU is responsible for various aspects of the process including handling shipping procedures, installing the computers, and providing support related to the use of the computers.
KDDI is the first Japanese company to take part in the program and will donate 40 computers to the government of the Republic of Kiribati. KDDI will also cooperate with promoting the introduction of ICT in the Republic of Kiribati by covering the cost of shipping and managing the computers.
KDDI will continue work to eliminate the digital divide facing developing countries.