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KDDI AMERICA EXPANDS ITS U.S. ETHERNET NETWORK

KDDI AMERICA EXPANDS ITS U.S. ETHERNET NETWORK -

KDDI US POWERED ETHERNET – PROVIDING NATIONWIDE AND INTERNATIONAL ETHERNET CONNECTIVITY


New York, NY, May 26 — KDDI America, Inc., the U.S. division of KDDI Corporation, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications services, system integration and network solutions, data center services and facilities; recently announced the next step in the ongoing expansion of the KDDI US Powered Ethernet network, , by installing its own Ethernet network hub facilities in data centers in Chicago, IL; Ashburn, VA; and Dallas, TX.


KDDI America successfully launched US Powered Ethernet network in February, providing high-speed, scalable Ethernet connectivity to several U.S. businesses, and is rapidly expanding service availability throughout the country. Ethernet technology is used almost universally by companies for connectivity, and is increasingly sought after by businesses looking to connect their offices abroad. KDDI America meets this need by providing its clients with scalable bandwidth – anywhere from 1Mbps to 10Gbps – over its own international Ethernet network.


This US Powered Ethernet network expansion is the latest development in KDDI America’s efforts to make its world-class telecommunications services readily available to US companies. KDDI America is greatly expanding its presence in the United States by installing its own Layer 2 (Ethernet) switches in key data centers around the country as backbone hubs and working closely with local and regional Ethernet and dark-fiber providers to connect client offices into this high-speed backbone, providing clients with fully-managed, end-to-end Ethernet networks.


KDDI America’s US Powered Ethernet network builds on the success of KDDI Group in developing Ethernet services internationally. KDDI Group is a widely recognized global leader in the development and provisioning of Ethernet services, most notably in Japan–where the domestic service is award-winning* and possesses the largest market share*–and throughout the wider Asia-Pacific region. The US Powered Ethernet network is designed to reach the same level of outstanding performance (with actual availability targeted as being over 99.999% in the long term).


KDDI America has also installed seamless interconnectivity with its MPLS IP VPN networks for customers wanting the best of both Ethernet and MPLS. This, combined with KDDI America’s TELEHOUSE data center services around the country, enables KDDI America to provide comprehensive ICT packages for clients looking for a full turn-key solution of power, space and connectivity.


“The ongoing rollout of our Ethernet service within the U.S. allows us to provide a comprehensive suite of telecommunications services many businesses are seeking,” said Emiko Komatsu, KDDI America’s Marketing Manager. “As we continue to strengthen our Ethernet presence in the United States by placing more switches in key locations nationwide and further expand our network reach to Europe in the near future, we successfully meet the needs of U.S. corporations looking to unify their high-speed European and North American Ethernet networks.”


If you are interested in Ethernet connectivity and associated network and data center services within the United States or internationally, please contact KDDI America’s sales team at uspen@kddia.com or dial 866-348-3370.


About KDDI America, Inc.

KDDI America is the US division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Global Fortune 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides extremely high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout the wider Asia-Pacific region, where it is particularly strong. KDDI Group is a pioneer and innovator in the Ethernet world, being the first telecom provider to provide switched Ethernet services between Asia and the United States. KDDI is also a leading provider in international data center facilities and value-added services colocation provider through its group company, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Please contact us at uspen@kddia.com or visit us at www.kddi.com/english (KDDI Japan Corporate Site), www.kddia.com/eng


* Source: Nikkei Communication, September 1st, 2008, Corporate Network Survey “Ethernet Section”, No.1 for 7 consecutive years


Contact:

Emiko Komatsu

KDDI America

P: 212-295-1247

E: komatsu@kddia.com

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