KDDI Announces Global Expansion of Overseas Area Network Managed Package Service Areas

KDDI Corporation

November 26, 2008

KDDI is pleased to introduce the Overseas Area Network Managed Package services to India, Central and South America, and Europe, starting on November 27, 2008. The service targets corporate clients that have a global presence and connects offices within a particular region.

The Overseas Area Network Managed Package combines a local network that ties a customer's multiple overseas offices throughout a single region such as Europe with a CE router [1] and monitoring functions.

Until recently, overseas area network customers were required to negotiate directly, either from Japanese headquarters or the overseas local subsidiary, with local carriers to handle the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the network. This involved complicated procedures and numerous expenses to coordinate with individual local communication vendors regarding procedures such as procuring CE routers.

With Overseas Area Network Managed Package service, KDDI will handle applications and payments on the Japanese side, provide operation and maintenance services, reduce the operational burden on customers, and improve convenience.

In cooperation with competitive local communication carriers in each region - Sify in India, Telefonica in Central and South America, and COLT Telecom in Europe - KDDI has expanded the service from North America, where the service was launched in April 2008, to India, Central and South America, and the Europe. Efforts will continue to be made to expand the service area in order to make it more useful for customers businesses.

  • [1] CE router stands for Customer Edge Router and is device installed at the customers' site and acts as the terminus for a WAN network.
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