Initiatives for the Overseas Consumer Business
Based on its business experience and expertise in telecommunications services including in mobile phones, fixed-line communications, and the Internet, along with its reliable technological capabilities nurtured in Japan and overseas, KDDI is moving aggressively to take advantage of opportunities in growing overseas markets, including emerging markets. In 2014, we embarked on the telecommunications business in Myanmar in collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation and Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). As the leading general telecommunications carrier in Myanmar’s rapidly growing economy, we are now working on expanding and enhancing the quality of our network there, beginning full-scale 4G LTE services.
In 1995, we invested in the establishment of MobiCom Corporation LLC in Mongolia. Since its establishment, we have provided 4G LTE services as the leading general telecommunications carrier in Mongolia. KDDI will continue to enhance the quality of calls and communications and expand area coverage to contribute to the economic development of the countries in which it is already active while steadily working to increase growth in new growth markets.
Developing the Telecommunications Business in Fast-Growing Myanmar
In July 2014, KDDI entered the telecommunications business in Myanmar as part of a three-company collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation and MPT. This business has succeeded in boosting mobile phone penetration from around 13%¹ in 2013 to some almost 100%² in September 2018. By improving telecommunications quality and expanding area coverage, we are working to bring convenient mobile telephone, Internet, and other telecommunications services to even more people in Myanmar. Accordingly, we are moving forward with the construction of high-quality and efficient infrastructure in the country to ensure stable communications services.
- *1 Source: JICA Myanmar Telecommunications Network Improvement Project Initial Evaluation
- *2 Source: Estimated by KDDI based on the three companies' IR announcements
20 year relationship along with Mongolia
Mongolia has about 3 million populations and its size of the country is 4 times as Japan.
KDDI has engaged telecommunication business in Mongolia with Sumitomo Corporation and Newcom under the brand name "Mobicom" since 1996.
For the past 20 years since the establishement, GDP has increased close to 4,000 USD from 500 USD and Mobicom has provided high quality and stable telecommunication service by the continuous improvement on network and coverage expansion. As a result, Mobicom has been No.1 mobile phone provider in Mongolia and supported people in Mongolia. KDDI will continuously contribute on economic growth and lifestyle improvements.