May 17, 2011
KDDI and Facebook today announced an agreement to work together to provide KDDI users with a compelling social experience, and integrate Facebook across KDDI's services.
KDDI refines the user interface of social address book "jibe" application to increase the usability of Facebook. We also provide Facebook widget with sophisticated user interface strictly designed for iida "INFOBAR A01." We will connect KDDI's services such as "au one portal," music, and shopping to Facebook's social graphs to add more values to KDDI's services.
Under the partnership, the two companies will offer a new communications experience for au mobile phone users, offering them a more efficient way to communicate and share information with more than 500 million Facebook users around the world.
"We are always looking to work with innovative operators on ways to enable people to easily access Facebook wherever they are," said Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile Business, Facebook. "Through our collaboration with KDDI we're thrilled to offer yet another way for people to stay connected with their friends and family through Facebook and bring a high quality mobile application."
"Facebook is an innovation communication platform that makes it possible to be connected with 500 million Facebook users worldwide," said Makoto Takahashi, Senior Vice President of KDDI. "We look forward to working closely with Facebook to extend these benefits beyond mobile to broadband and cable TV, and thereby maximize the satisfaction of our customers in every area of our business."
KDDI, as a comprehensive communications company offering both fixed-line and mobile communications services, strives to be a leading company during changing times.
For individual customers, KDDI offers its mobile communications (au mobile phone) and fixed-line communications (broadband Internet/telephone) services under the brand name "au", helping to realize FMBC (Fixed Mobile and Broadcasting Convergence). And for business clients, KDDI provides all services in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) realm, from FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence) networks to data centers, applications, and security strategies, to help clients strengthen their businesses.
Founded in February 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment. Facebook is a privately held company and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
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