Epsilon’s eConnect solution supports KDDI’s corporate clients with flexible local-access networks in Asia’s major business hubs
Singapore – June 17, 2014 – Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, has been selected by KDDI, a leading Japanese carrier and ICT solutions provider, to deliver local-access networks in Singapore and Hong Kong. Epsilon’s eConnect solution simplifies connecting enterprise locations by aggregating multiple local networks into a single complete solution. This extends KDDI’s MPLS network across these business hubs giving its corporate customers seamless connectivity from PoP-to-PoP and building-to-building.
eConnect has been successfully deployed in enterprise locations in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. It leverages Epsilon’s more than 500 operator relationships to enable service providers like KDDI to efficiently extend their local-access reach and serve corporate customers with connectivity that is both flexible and robust.
“Local-access networks remain a challenge for operators around the world and eConnect is a way to serve growing enterprise demand without investing time and resource in procurement. KDDI has been able to leverage our existing relationships and expertise in cross-connects to give its customers access to the enterprise locations they need,” says Elisabeth Schwarz, Regional Director, Carrier Business APAC at Epsilon.
KDDI’s global strategy in providing end-to-end ICT infrastructure solutions, integrating data centres, cloud services, system security and networks is founded on highly reliable and powerful connectivity. Its strategy is especially focused on large enterprise business growth in East Asia.
“KDDI serves a range of corporate customers from Japanese SMEs through to MNCs and we needed a way to efficiently serve local-access demand without adding complexity to our operation. The answer was to outsource local-access networks with Epsilon’s eConnect solution and give our customers reliable building-to-building connectivity in Hong Kong and Singapore,” says Tamotsu Watanabe, General Manager, Global ICT Business Division at KDDI. “Epsilon’s outsourcing model is a logical and efficient way to solve local access challenges.”
eConnect enables service providers to tap into Epsilon’s existing supplier NNIs and procure global local-access services without having to set up their own interconnects with other service providers directly. This supports their enterprise connectivity needs and enables them to deliver greater reach and efficiency for their International Private Leased Circuit, Ethernet Private Line, Direct Internet Access and IP-VPN services.
Epsilon is an award-winning enabler of connectivity services to communications service providers around the world. They operate the world’s largest Global Network Exchange with 500+ network operators pre-connected and ready for their networks to be used to create tailor-made solutions for service providers globally. Their services portfolio includes managed networks, co-location, system integration, first line maintenance and access solutions for voice service aggregation. As a carrier neutral infrastructure provider, they operate and source the highest quality networks and services in more than 170 countries and build flexible network solutions for national, regional and international communications companies.
KDDI Corporation is a leading Japanese telecommunications and ICT solution provider with 101 offices in 27 countries around the world and a Global Fortune 300 company. Serving 40 million mobile subscribers, KDDI provides a diverse portfolio consisting of managed networks, data centers, cloud, security and system integration. As a global ICT provider, KDDI designs and builds highly reliable unified infrastructure for the world’s leading financial, media, manufacturing and professional IT services.