History

KDDI has over 60 years of history in the telecommunications industry

1953

Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd. (KDD) is established.

1961

Establishment of "KDDI Singapore"

1963

First successful TV broadcast between Japan and the US performed at the Ibaraki Space Communications Research Facility.

1964

KDD, together with AT&T and a Hawaiian telecommunications company, laid the No.1 submarine trans-Pacific Cable (TPC-1) and commenced services.

1972

Establishment of "KDDI Europe" (headquartered in London)

1989

KDD started services using the No. 3 Trans Pacific Cable (TPC-3), the first submarine fibre optic cable in the Pacific Ocean.
Launch of "Telehouse New York Teleport", the first data center in the New York area
Establishment of "KDDI America"

1990

Launch of "Telehouse London Docklands North", the first purpose built data center in Europe

2000

DDI CORPORATION, KDD Corporation and IDO CORPORATION merge to form a new company. The trade name of the new entity is KDDI CORPORATION, the company operates under the new KDDI corporate brand
Establishment of "Telehouse Seoul" and "Telehouse Hong Kong"

2001

Establishment of KDDI China (headquartered in Beijing)
Launch of the world's first international IP-VPN service for business

2008

Launch of "Telehouse Singapore" and "Telehouse Beijing"

2009

Landing of Trans-Pacific fiber optic cable system, UNITY, in Japan. (UNITY commenced operation from 2010)
Launch of "Telehouse Capetown", the first Telehouse data center in Africa

2010

Launch of "Telehouse London Dockland West", the one of the largest data centers in Europe

2011

Launch of "Telehouse Hong Kong CCC", the second Telehouse data center in Hong Kong
Establishment of "KDDI Russia" and "KDDI Brazil"

2012

Establishment of "KDDI Myanmar"
Launch of the shortest route between Japan and Europe with RJCN(Russia-Japan Cable Network) and Transit Europe-Asia (TEA).

2014

Entered into agreement and commenced joint business with Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT).
Entered into a joint construction agreement with regard to building "FASTER", a new trans-Pacific Cable between Japan and the US

2015

Establishment of "KDDI Cambodia", a branch of KDDI Singapore

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