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Press Release -- October 5th, 2011
Source: KDDI America, Telehouse America
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Exchange

KDDI America and TELEHOUSE America Appoint New CEO and President, Masaaki Nakanishi

New York, NY, USA – October 05, 2011 – KDDI America, a leading provider of international IT and telecommunication services, along with its sister company, TELEHOUSE America, a provider of global dedicated data centers, announced today the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Masaaki Nakanishi. Mr. Nakanishi will oversee all of the KDDI America and TELEHOUSE America facilities and services and will be replacing former CEO, Mr. Yasushi Kubota.

Mr. Nakanishi, a Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Business, for KDDI Corporation, is uniquely positioned to take on his new appointment here in the United States. Mr. Nakanishi will continue to establish KDDI Corporation’s global vision as a leading provider of Telecommunications and Data Center services. With over 42 data centers worldwide and a robust global fiber backbone that spans 170 countries, KDDI America and TELEHOUSE America are positioned as technology and network leaders with a focus on offering comprehensive solutions with greater flexibility and a worldwide reach.

“I welcome the opportunity to leverage the Global strength of KDDI Group of Companies, and focus on the U.S. market. The U.S. is a key player in the world’s economy and we are positioned to facilitate their IT/Telecommunications and data center requirements,” says Mr. Masaaki Nakanishi.

Mr. Nakanishi’s broad experience in global telecommunications, his understanding of the global market and the contacts he has built up over many years while leading KDDI’s global services will be a huge benefit to KDDI America’s customers and partners.

Mr. Nakanishi has been actively involved in the business activities of KDDI Corporation, TELEHOUSE America’s and KDDI America’s parent company. His experience is second to none, having led KDDI’s international business unit and, before that, been Managing Director of KDDI Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation. Among many other roles, he has also been a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of DMX Technologies, another KDDI subsidiary and provider of digital media software and solutions throughout Asia and particularly in China.

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 EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. The 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 or call 1-866-348-3370.

About TELEHOUSE America

A stable and trusted pioneer of carrier-neutral data center services, TELEHOUSE provides secure, power-protected environments, where clients house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Among the many benefits of colocating with TELEHOUSE is the ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in New York (NYIIX) and Los Angeles (LAIIX). Through Manage-E (, TELEHOUSE provides a comprehensive suite of solutions – from help desk and hardware support to managed IT infrastructure, security and compliance services – all delivered by expert consulting and operations teams on a global scale and from one point-of-contact.  Additionally, the global availability of 42 TELEHOUSE-branded data centers in 22 cities throughout Asia, Africa, North America and Europe delivers continuous, cost-effective operation of network-dependent IT infrastructure to businesses around the world.  Please visit, or contact us at Follow TELEHOUSE on Twitter@TELEHOUSE.

Press contact: 
Sandra de Novellis
KDDI America

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