KDDI to deploy Ericsson global internet of things platform

JapanRCR Wireless — Swedish vendor Ericsson is partnering with Japanese operator KDDI to deploy Ericsson Device Connection Platforms to manage global “internet of things” connections.  The partnership will provide enhanced connectivity services to KDDI’s enterprise customers and support the deployment of IoT solutions on a global scale, the Swedish company said.

https://www.rcrwireless.com/20160705/asia-pacific/ericsson-internet-of-things-platform-tag23

More DC Reits ‘could eventually list in Asia’, from SG

SingaporeAsia One — Singapore: THE trend of data centre Reits (real estate investment trusts) hasn’t really kicked off in Asia, but it would be “inevitable” in the long term, a senior executive from Digital Realty (DRL), the first data centre Reit to ever list globally, believes.

http://business.asiaone.com/news/more-dc-reits-could-eventually-list-asia

Telehouse Expands Services via AT&T Partner Exchange

JapanChannel Partners Online — NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 – TELEHOUSE, a global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges and managed IT services, is helping to simplify the way its customers do business by providing them with access to AT&T*’s high-speed network, mobility and cloud solutions. Working through the AT&T Partner Exchange® reseller program, TELEHOUSE will offer AT&T’s services to business customers served by its two mission-critical facilities in New York.

http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/news/2016/01/telehouse-expands-services-via-att-partner-exchange.aspx

Fujitsu, KDDI launch managed infrastructure service for HK’s SMEs

Hong KongFujitsu Hong Kong and KDDI Hong Kong have announced the immediate availability of the new all-in-one ICT solution named ICT One Touch for businesses in Hong Kong, particularly SMEs. As the result of the two companies’ first-ever collaboration, the solution will take advantage of the synergy between the world-class managed infrastructure services by Fujitsu and the robust network and data center facilities known as Telehouse by KDDI to provide a one-stop ICT service experience for businesses of all sizes.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/fujitsu-kddi-launch-managed-infrastructure-service-hks-smes.1449194617

Ericsson Signs 5G R&D Collaboration With KDDI

JapanTeleanalysis — Ericsson today announced a 5G research and development collaboration with KDDI, a leading telecommunications operator based in Tokyo, Japan. Under the agreement, the two companies will develop a joint understanding of 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios, as well as evaluate performance and applicability of potential 5G key technology components. The areas of interest for the companies include radio and core technologies.

http://www.teleanalysis.com/services/ericsson-signs-5g-rd-collaboration-with-kddi-19164.html

KDDI: 16 million users for MPT

MyanmarMyanmar Times — The parent to MPT joint venture partner KDDI Summit Global Myanmar said Myanmar’s state operator has boosted its user base by 250 percent since the firms teamed up last July. With a 16-million-strong user base the state-owned incumbent leads Myanmar’s race for mobile users. However, with Telenor’s subscriber tally coming in at just under 12 million late last month, its long-held first-place ranking could be at risk.

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/17488-kddi-16-million-users-for-mpt.html

Telehouse and DataGryd Partner in New York Data Center Market

JapanDatacenter Knowledge — Telehouse, the data center provider owned by the Japanese telecom KDDI, has joined forces with DataGryd, a wholesale data center provider with four stories in one of Manhattan’s most connected buildings, at 60 Hudson St. DataGryd is one of three wholesale data center providers in New York City that have vacant data center space to lease.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/10/28/telehouse-and-datagryd-partner-in-new-york-data-center-market/

Telecoms price war: How low is too low for tariffs?, from Myanmar

MyanmarMyanmar Times — Continued downward pressure could put the speed of future investments in jeopardy, he told The Myanmar Times in an interview on September 15 during Myanmar Connect, held by Capacity Conferences in Nay Pyi Taw. “If [prices are pushed] farther down there will be question marks around the quality of service for consumers going forward and how much we will continue to invest in the market,” Mr Meza said.

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/16714-telecoms-price-war-how-low-is-too-low-for-tariffs.html

Telx to Tap Into FASTER US-Asia Submarine Cable System

APACDatacenter Knowledge — Moving to give customers a more options for connecting data center facilities on the West Coast of the US with Asia, Telx announced support for a new transpacific cable system called Faster. The network of submarine cables will span the Pacific Ocean by 2016, and a Telx data center in the Pacific Northwest will be one of its termination points.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/07/27/telx-joins-group-building-us-asia-submarine-cable-system/

60Tbps internet cable from Asia to America will plug into Telx barn

APACThe Register — US data center outfit Telx, target of a takeover bid by Digital Realty, has gone offshore for the first time, joining the Google-backed FASTER submarine cable consortium. Telx’s Hillsboro server barn in Oregon, US, will be the termination point for an undersea cable that will link the Pacific Northwest to Asia. The fiber-optic pipeline will carry up to 60Tbps of internet traffic between the two continents.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/28/telx_joins_faster_cable_consortium/

Telx Supports FASTER Cable System on West Coast of U.S. to Japan

JapanPR Newswire — NEW YORK: Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, data center solutions and cloud enablement services, today announced support for the FASTER transpacific cable system –  a submarine network that will seamlessly connect the west coast of the U.S. to major Asian cities including Chikura and Shima in Japan.

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/07/23/telx-supports-faster-cable-system-west-coast-us#axzz3h5VkFqKc

As Colocation Market Consolidates, Who Are the Market Leaders?

APACData Center journal — New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows the leaders in the worldwide colocation market, with Equinix generating the most colocation revenue and achieving a 9.5% market share. It is followed by Digital Realty, NTT, Verizon, CenturyLink, KDDI, Global Switch and China Telecom.

http://www.datacenterjournal.com/colocation-market-consolidates-market-leaders/

CDNetworks helps customers reach the untapped Mainland Southeast Asia market with fast, secure websites and mobile access

JapanPRNewswire — SEOUL, South Korea: CDNetworks has announced today that it has expanded its reach in Mainland Southeast Asia with a new global telecommunications business and newly established CDNetworks points of presence (PoPs) in Myanmar in partnership with its parent company KDDI Group (KDDI). CDNetworks’ PoP in Myanmar increases network coverage to 13 locations throughout Mainland South-east Asia.

http://news.sys-con.com/node/3379629

Google’s 60Tbps Pacific cable will have highest-ever capacity across Pacific Ocean

APACMIS-ASIA — With bottles of bubbly and a purification ceremony, a Google-backed undersea cable was given a warm welcome on a beach in Japan last week, a critical step in building the highest capacity data link in the Pacific ever created. The 9,000-kilometer FASTER cable will have a peak capacity of 60 terabytes per second (Tbps) when it enters operation next year, joining Japan with Oregon on the West Coast of the U.S.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/googles-60tbps-pacific-cable-will-have-highest-ever-capacity-across-pacific-ocean/

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators to differentiate smartphones with special features

JapanSmartphones launched by the top-three Japan-based telecom operators for summer 2015 are almost identical in hardware specifications, but the carriers have been trying to differentiate their products with special features, according to Digitimes Research. The three carriers, NTT DoCoMo, Softbank and KDDI au, all are selling smartphones from Sony Mobile Communications and Samsung Electronics, blurring the brand recognition.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150610PD204.html

MPT adds 8 million subscribers since July, from Myanmar

MyanmarKDDI, which on May 12 released its financial report for the fiscal year ending March 2015, stated that launching operations in Myanmar had boosted revenues for its global services segment, with the segment’s operating revenues posted at 320.6 billion yen (US $2.7 billion) – up more than 20 percent over the year prior. The company first officially entered Myanmar last July when it joined Sumitomo Corporation in setting up a subsidiary, KDDI Summit Global Myanmar (KSGM), to assist state-owned MPT in competing with then-forthcoming international telcos Ooredoo and Telenor.

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14482-mpt-adds-8-million-subscribers-since-july.html

MPT holds lead but telecom rivals are expanding

MyanmarQatar-based Ooredoo and Norway’s Telenor were awarded licences to operate in Myanmar in February last year. Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), formerly the country’s monopoly provider, initially struggled to keep up, but then rebounded with support from Japanese firms KDDI and Sumitomo. The two foreign providers initially made rapid inroads by gathering up the low-hanging fruit presented by urban markets. But most of the population is in rural areas, where infrastructure is weak, slowing the pace of mobile penetration, U Thar Htet, managing director of Zwenexsys company, told The Myanmar Times yesterday.

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14189-mpt-holds-lead-but-telecom-rivals-are-expanding.html

KDDI’s ‘Syn Alliance’ grows stronger as telco acquires ecommerce site Luxa

JapanIn acquiring Luxa, an ecommerce site specializing in high-end sales, KDDI has finally got its mark. The telco first invested in the startup back in 2013 for US$3.3 million. KDDI later joined forces with Luxa for its “Syn Alliance,” a collection of popular internet properties designed to form a more perfect mobile portal site last October. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

https://www.techinasia.com/kddis-syn-alliance-grows-stronger-telco-acquires-ecommerce-site-luxa/

KDDI’s innovation fund tabs MistCDN and Ossia for fresh funds

JapanLast summer, KDDI launched a new US$50 million fund. Today, two more startups received funding from the Open Innovation Fund, with the announcement coming at the Japanese telco’s seventh demo day. Terms for the deals were not disclosed. Mist Technologies makes a clever browser plugin that allows browsers in a similar geographical location that are streaming the same content to share it amongst themselves. This means that slow upload times for popular content can be avoided.

https://www.techinasia.com/kddis-innovation-fund-tabs-mistcdn-ossia-fresh-funds/

Doctors, techno sports, flowers, and more take the stage in Japan at KDDI’s Demo Day

JapanJapanese telco KDDI’s accelerator program Mugen Labo just finished its seventh demo day, and the presenting companies came from a wide range of industries, some with tantalizing business models. Take a look – the winner presented a polished product, proved his stickiness with his target user, and is very likely to be heard from again.

https://www.techinasia.com/kddi-demo-day-seven/

MPT picks up speed in telecoms race, from Myanmar

After signing a partnership with Japan’s KDDI Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation, it has quickly moved to modernise its operations and launch new tariff deals. Its latest mobile plan, Swe Thahar, cuts voice and SMS prices and changes the way MPT charges customers for internet usage, from by-the-minute to by-the-megabyte.  KDDI Summit Global Myanmar (KSGM) managing director Takashi Nagashima, MPT general manager Khin Maung Tun, chief technical officer Kenichi Ono and other company officials sat down with a small panel of journalists

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/12842-mpt-picks-up-speed-in-telecoms-race.html

Lancers could have IPO’d but it raised $8.5M instead. COO Adachi explains why

Tech in Asia learned today that freelance platform service Lancers secured US$8.5 million in funding from telco KDDI, human resource firm Intelligence, gaming company Colopl, and venture capital firms Gree Ventures, Globis Capital, and GMO Venture Partners. The funding is a long-awaited counterpoint to the regular stream of positive PR coming from rival Crowdworks. Crowdworks is a more visible company in Tokyo’s startup community and is not shy about promoting itself. Since June, Crowdworks has sent out 26 press releases to Lancer’s 18.

https://www.techinasia.com/lancers-8-5-million-funding/

Gree teams up with KDDI for mobile game publishing and localization

Gree is working hard at remaking its fortunes in the smartphone age. The industry giant today announced a new mobile game publishing partnership with KDDI Corporation in Japan, under which it will develop, publish, and localize games from outside of the country. KDDI – a mobile phone carrier – is best known for its mobile subscription service, au Smartpass, which allows users access to a variety of apps and games for a modest monthly fee of JPY 372, or US$3.50.

https://www.techinasia.com/gree-teams-kddi-mobile-game-publishing-localization/

KDDI to Build New Telehouse Data Centers in Tokyo and Osaka

NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired) — 08/27/14 — KDDI, the global telecommunications provider, announces today that it will invest $270 million (28 billion yen) investment in the building of two new Telehouse data centers, “TELEHOUSE OSAKA 2,” and “TELEHOUSE TOKYO Tama 3,” scheduled to open in August 2015 and February 2016 respectively. These additional facilities will take the total amount of global TELEHOUSE data center space to approximately 4.0 million square feet, provided by 46 sites across 13 countries/territories and 24 major cities.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3162327

China Mobile, China Telecom Participate In Google’s Optical Cable Project

Google announced that carriers from various countries, including China Mobile, China Telecom, and France’s Global Transit, will jointly invest in a trans-Pacific high-speed Internet cable system named “Faster”. The total investment of this Faster project is estimated to be about USD300 million and participating companies include China Mobile, China Telecom, Global Transit, Google, Japan’s KDDI, and Singapore’s SingTel. This project is expected to be completed and put into operation before the second quarter of 2016.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/08/14/20809-china-mobile-china-telecom-participate-in-googles-optical-cable-project

Here’s what Docomo and KDDI are doing to promote startups in Asia

Our smartphones connect us to the internet and millions of apps, but it is our telecommunications providers that allow the connection to take place at all. It makes perfect sense that the companies behind our handsets would be keen to aid tech startups, because people don’t just buy smartphones for specs – they buy them to access the must-have apps that keep us glued to our screens. NTT Docomo and KDDI – Japan’s first and second-largest wireless carriers by user base, respectively (or first and third , if one accounts for group companies) – are on the front-lines of startup investment with multi-million dollar funds and seasoned incubation programs.

http://www.techinasia.com/japan-docomo-kddi-telco-asian-startups-startup-asia-tokyo-preview/

Google joins Asian telcos in trans-Pacific cable build

Google has joined Chinese, Japanese and Singaporean telcos in a project to build a new subsea cable between Japan and the United States West Coast. The A$325 million FASTER project involves a six fibre-pair cable which will enter service in the second quarter of 2016. Initial design capacity for FASTER is 100 wavelengths at 100 gigabits per second each – with six fibre-pairs, the cable will have a total capacity of 60 terabits per second. That capacity makes FASTER the largest design-capacity cable across the Pacific.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/390917,google-joins-asian-telcos-in-trans-pacific-cable-build.aspx

KDDI Labo introduces five new startups in its 6th Demo Day

Corporate venture funds have been in vogue in Japan for the past few years, but accelerators and incubators remain a rarer breed. KDDI, typically known as one of Japan’s top telecommunication providers, has chosen the path less traveled and established both a venture fund (which is renewed yesterday for US$50 million) and an accelerator.

http://www.techinasia.com/kddi-mugen-labo-accelerator-sixth-demo-day/

Japanese telco giant KDDI puts $8M into four American startups, launches new $50M fund

KDDI (TYO: 9433) revealed a flurry of investment plans today. First, the telecommunications firm announced the KDDI Open Innovations Fund (operated by Global Brain) deposited US$8 million into four American startups. Education firm Edmodo, digital media publishing platform Issuu, seat upgrade app Pogoseat, and TechCrunch competitor VentureBeat all received funding but individual terms were not disclosed. KDDI noted that a key reason for investing in these companies is their collective potential for trying to enter the Japanese market.

http://www.techinasia.com/kddi-innovation-fund-50-million/

TELEHOUSE Commits to Customer Security and Privacy With HIPAA Compliance

TELEHOUSE has updated its policies and procedures to conform to the requirements and addressables, mandatory, for a Business Associate under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Final Omnibus Rule issued January 23, 2013. As of July 2014, TELEHOUSE is capable of signing a Business Associate Agreement as is required under the HIPAA regulations. As a Business Associate, TELEHOUSE can provide its services to Covered Healthcare Entities (CE) as well as other Business Associates who are vendors to various Healthcare industries.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3112235