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Press Release -- March 7th, 2011
Source: KDDI America
Tags: Colocation, DWDM, Ethernet, Metro Fiber, Wavelength

KDDI America Expands Its Metro Network in the West Coast Area

New York, NY, March 07, 2011KDDI 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 in the Los Angeles metropolitan area extending up the West Coast. This service offering provides a wide variety of flexible and affordable, high-performance network services to customers on the West Coast, the International Gateway to Asia Pacific.

The KDDI network will connect between the major data centers on the West Coast such as TELEHOUSE Los Angeles, Equinix LA1 Los Angeles, Equinix SV8 Palo Alto, and Equinix SV1 San Jose. By connecting the metro networks between these data centers, KDDI America can provide Internet or Ethernet service as a very cost effective solution to their customer base. Enterprises, ISPs, or content providers who are seeking access from their data center on the West Coast to Asia or from Asia to their data center will benefit.

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 West Coast area. Through a wavelength of light on an optical fiber, seamless interconnections are available to different transport interfaces such as SDH/SONET as well as Ethernet transport high-capacity from OC48 scaling up to OC192 and 1Gbps scaling up to 10Gbps. Separated wavelengths of capacity per fiber strand allow KDDI America to provide flexible, high-speed bandwidth and scalability with faster provisioning lead times. MetroWave has backbone capacity of up to 800Gbps.

The KDDI America MetroWave network is seamlessly integrated to connect customers located at any of the four 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. 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 22 cities 15 countries around the world.

“In the past year, KDDI America has seen a heightened demand for connectivity over wavelength services from several industries such as software providers, entertainment and media firms.” said Sandra de Novellis, Director of Marketing, KDDI America. “KDDI America meets its customers’ needs by allowing them to expand their network seamlessly from Los Angeles to San Francisco and beyond by connecting them to the International Gateway.”

Customers interested in learning more about MetroWave products and pricing should contact KDDI America 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 colocation 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. For more information about KDDI America, please visit


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Jieun Choe
KDDI America

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