U.K.-based Colt Group announced intent to acquire Japan’s KVH for €130.3 million (about $162 million). KVH expands Colt’s capabilities in key Asian markets and its ability to serve multi-national customers overall. The transaction is subject to shareholder approval. The two companies have complementary businesses with similar technology, platforms, business models, and product sets. Both KVH and Colt are owned by Fidelity Investments, which bailed Colt out in 2001 when the telecom bubble burst.
KVH Co. Ltd., Asia’s leading Information Delivery Platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, announced today that it has further expanded its network in the United States. KVH added new Point-of-Presence (PoPs) in Los Angeles and New York and new routes between Los Angeles and Tokyo, Chicago and New York, and between New York and Chicago. These routes will go live on September 24th.
KVH Co. Ltd., Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region. “Entrepreneurship in Asia has reached an inflexion point, and as a result, Red Herring Asia 2014 has shifted into a new phase,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.
Tokyo-based service provider KVH has launched a new cloud-based network virtualization service called Private Cloud Type-S – a new private cloud service. Type-S makes use of Midokura’s MidoNet network virtualization software, which is based on OpenStack and supports software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to provide open and flexible next-generation cloud environments.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/29/14 — Midokura , a global company focused on network virtualization, today announced that KVH Co. Ltd. of Japan, Asia’s leading information delivery platform provider, has selected Midokura’s MidoNet network virtualization technology to use for its new private cloud offering, Private Cloud Type-S. Now, KVH has the ability to easily add virtual network services, such as virtual load balancers and virtual firewalls, to its private cloud solutions.
KVH Co. Ltd., Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, today announced it is launching “DCNet,” KVH’s new burstable data center to data center interconnection service that will link 100 data centers across Asia in 2014. With service availability in July 2014, DCNet offers pre-wired carrier-grade elastic Ethernet connectivity between not only KVH’s data centers but also many other industry leading data centers in the region providing customers with a greater choice in where they collocate and with whom they connect.