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KDDI Selects Virtela to Further Extend Global Network Reach for Enterprise Customers

Virtela’s Award-Winning Managed Network Services and Support Available to KDDI Customers Internationally


DENVER, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ — KDDI, Japan’s leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world, today announced an agreement with Virtela, a global network solutions company, to expand KDDI’s international network reach for enterprise network services to more than 190 countries. Leveraging Virtela’s innovative multi-carrier network around the world, KDDI will offer Japanese enterprises an array of high quality, cost effective choices for global network services and support.


Customer satisfaction is the guiding principle behind every action taken at KDDI, and working with Virtela enables the company to enhance that satisfaction through more network options that deliver the value its customers expect. According to KDDI, improving service coverage and connectivity is a top priority and the company is pleased to be able to expand its offerings via Virtela to give enterprises an immediate benefit on a global basis.


“We’re honored to be working with KDDI, a world-class company that shares our focus on delivering the highest quality customer service,” said Vab Goel, Virtela CEO and partner at Norwest Venture Partners. “We take pride in going the extra mile for customers and partners every day, and we’re excited to help KDDI expand its network services portfolio for enterprise customers to enhance their businesses globally through the greatest reach, performance and reliability.”


Virtela aggregates and integrates the best local, regional and global networks to offer unparalleled geographic reach around the world. By adding a unique overlay of intelligence that performs optimal routing and automatic failover for customer network traffic, Virtela’s multi-carrier Global Service Fabric(SM) gives enterprises an inherently higher performing, more resilient and cost effective alternative than traditional carrier networks. Virtela is the single point of contact for expert design, implementation and 24×7 proactive monitoring and management worldwide.


Backed by superior operations, unmatched customer care, and a unique model that enables greater agility in responding to market and technology changes, Virtela is the industry’s largest independent global managed network services provider, leading the charge in providing flexible, efficient and business-critical managed services worldwide.


About KDDI Corporation


KDDI, a Global Fortune 500 company, is Japanese leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world. KDDI provides high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout Asia-Pacific, where it is particularly strong. KDDI 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 centers and value-added services through its group company, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia. Please visit us at www.kddi.com/english


About Virtela


Virtela Communications Inc. delivers award-winning network and security solutions to many of the world’s largest and fastest-growing multinational companies as well as systems integrators, carriers and other partners. Currently serving customers across six continents, Virtela’s network reach spans more than 190 countries. Virtela’s unique Global Service Fabric(SM) offers the foundation for delivering critical applications via the company’s acclaimed service methodology, with a services suite that includes MPLS- and IP-based virtual private networks (VPNs), security services, remote monitoring and management of WAN/LAN infrastructure, and converged services (data, video, voice).


Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with redundant Network Operations Centers in Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines. Virtela is a member of Juniper Networks Managed Network Solutions Preferred Alliance Program. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit www.virtela.com.

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