KDDI is the only Japanese information and communication
company that comprehensively provides all communications
service, from fixed to mobile.
KDDI is aggressively working towards realization of the
coming Ubiquitous Network Society through its ability to
develop leading-edge fixed and mobile communications networks
and services to support them and through the ability to
carry out technical R&D at a level unsurpassed anywhere.
KDDI Corp. announced it will launch an MVNO via the Sprint
Nextel network, becoming the first Japanese operator to
deliver services under its own brand in the U.S. market.
KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, will launch
the service later this month; its KDDI America Inc. subsidiary
will manage the venture, which initially targets Japanese
consumers now living in the U.S. KDDI execs told The Asahi
Shimbun the MVNO will later expand its demographic reach
to target other Asian populations as well.
Because of the standards schism between the U.S. and Japanese
markets, the new KDDI service will employ handsets created
for the Sprint Nextel network, although in June the operator
will roll out handsets optimized for Japanese input and
display. KDDI also said it plans to introduce ring tones
and social networking services, also promising discounted
calls to Japan.
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