KDDI America targets New York metro area with wavelength service

JUNE 1, 2010 -- KDDI America Inc., the U.S. division of KDDI Corp., has launched KDDI America MetroWave, a metro wavelength network, in the New York metropolitan area. The network aims to offer a wide variety of flexible and affordable high-performance services to customers in some of New York City's largest carrier hotels.

JUNE 1, 2010 -- KDDI America Inc., the U.S. division of KDDI Corp., has launched KDDI America MetroWave, a metro wavelength network, in the New York metropolitan area. The network aims to offer a wide variety of flexible and affordable high-performance services to customers in some of New York City's largest carrier hotels.

Through the launch of MetroWave, KDDI America's network now connects its New York data centers -- part of its global brand of TELEHOUSE facilities, located at 25 Broadway in Manhattan and 7 Teleport Drive in Staten Island -- to two additional colocation facilities in New York City, 111 Eighth Avenue and 60 Hudson Street. KDDI America believes it has thus enhanced its network and data center services by creating a "ring" of high bandwidth connections between Metro New York's major communications hubs.

By deploying DWDM in its metro fiber network, KDDI America says it can accommodate high-capacity circuits within multiple sites in the New York metropolitan area. The network offers interconnections via different transport interfaces such as SDH/SONET and Ethernet transport high-capacity from DS-3 (45 Mbps) scaling up to OC-192 (10 Gbps). Upon initial product launch, MetroWave will have a backbone with an available capacity of up to 800 Gbps.

The KDDI America MetroWave network connects customers located at any of the four New York data centers to KDDI America's existing network services including its Internet, IP-VPN, and domestic and global Ethernet service offerings, US Powered Ethernet Network (US-PEN) and KDDI Global Powered Ethernet Network (GPEN). As a result, customers can access MetroWave from any of US-PEN's points of Presence, which include New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Chicago, IL; Ashburn, VA; and Dallas, TX. Finally, by having access to TELEHOUSE's global network of data centers, KDDI America can offer its customers colocation and network services in safe, secure data centers with low-latency connectivity in 20 cities around the world.

"In the past year, KDDI America has seen a heightened demand for connectivity over wavelength services from several industries such as financial services, healthcare, and media within the New York Metro area," said Nobutsugu Ogata, director of business development, KDDI America. "Through the launch of MetroWave, KDDI America meets its customers' needs by allowing them to expand their network seamlessly within the New York metro area and beyond by connecting them to our extensive backbone, which serves customers in over 170 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia."

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