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Press Release -- June 1st, 2010
Source: KDDI America
Tags: Colocation, DWDM, Ethernet, Expansion, Metro Fiber, Wavelength

KDDI America Enhances Its Network in New York Metro Area with High-Speed Wavelength Solution

New York, NY, June 01, 2010 – KDDI America Inc., the U.S. division of KDDI CORPORATION, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications services, today announced that it has launched KDDI America MetroWave, metro wavelength network, in the New York metropolitan area offering a wide variety of flexible and affordable, high-performance network services to customers in some of New York City’s largest carrier hotels.

Through the launch of MetroWave, KDDI America’s network is now connecting its New York data centers, part of its global brand of TELEHOUSE facilities, located at 25 Broadway in Manhattan and 7 Teleport Drive in Staten Island, to two additional major colocation facilities in New York City, 111 Eighth Avenue and 60 Hudson Street. In connecting these four critical colocation and interconnection facilities with high-capacity bandwidth, KDDI America has enhanced its network and data center services by creating a “ring” of high bandwidth connections between Metro New York’s major communications hubs.

By deploying the optical technology of dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) in its metro fiber network, KDDI America is capable of accommodating high-capacity circuits within multiple sites in the New York metropolitan area. Through a wavelength of light on an optical fiber, seamless interconnections are available to different transport interfaces such as SDH/SONET and Ethernet transport high-capacity from DS3 (45Mbps) scaling up to OC192 (10Gbps). Separated wavelengths of capacity per fiber strand allow KDDI America to provide flexible, high-speed bandwidth, and scalability with faster provisioning lead times. Upon initial product launch, MetroWave will have backbone available capacity of up to 800Gbps.

Presence of KDDI America in Manhattan’s largest and best-known carrier hotels demonstrates KDDI America’s commitment to future network service expansion within the United States’ major metropolitan areas. The KDDI America MetroWave network is seamlessly integrated to connect customers located at any of the four New York data centers to KDDI America’s existing network services including its Internet, IP-VPN and domestic and global Ethernet service offerings, US Powered Ethernet Network (US-PEN) and KDDI Global Powered Ethernet Network (GPEN). As a result, customers can access MetroWave from any of US-PEN’s Points of Presence which include New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Chicago, IL; Ashburn, VA and Dallas, TX. Finally,by having access to TELEHOUSE’s global network of data centers, KDDI America can offer its customers colocation and network services in safe, secure data centers with low-latency connectivity in 20 cities around the world.

“In the past year, KDDI America has seen a heightened demand for connectivity over wavelength services from several industries such as financial services, healthcare and media within the New York Metro area,” said Nobutsugu Ogata, Director of Business Development, KDDI America. “Through the launch of MetroWave, KDDI America meets its customers’ needs by allowing them to expand their network seamlessly within the New York metro area and beyond by connecting them to our extensive backbone, which serves customers in over 170 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.”

Customers interested in learning more about MetroWave should contact KDDI America’s sales team by dialing 212-295-1200 or email at

About KDDI America, Inc.

KDDI America is the U.S. division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Fortune Global 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout Asia-Pacific, 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 centers and value-added services through its group company, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Press Contact:
Jieun Choe
KDDI America

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