KDD America to Apply for Facilities-Based International Telecommunications Business License in the U.S.
|1997-027||October 14, 1997|
By filing the application, KDD America will request the FCC for approval to provide facilities-based international telecommunication services such as international telephone and international leased circuit services between the United States and the rest of the world except for Japan. This will be another facilities-based International telecommunications license acquired by a KDD Group company abroad, after KDD Europe Ltd. (main office: London, president: Toshio Takahashi) obtained a similar license in U.K. on September 10 this year.
After obtaining the license, KDD America will purchase circuit capacity in international optical submarine cables and combine facilities-based and resale-based operations to build an economical and efficient network.
KDD America provides Globridge*, a resale-type international leased circuit service, and TeleWeb, a store-and-forward fax service. The company also plans to launch in the near future the resale-type international telephone service between the United States and the rest of the world, except for Japan, for which it acquired the license on September 12 and October 3.
KDD will continue to collaborate with its group companies in countries including the United States, U.K., Germany, and France to develop its telecommunications business spanning the globe.
* Globridge service area:
United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, U.K., Germany, and France