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プレスリリース 2023.06.30 KDDI has Signed a Definitive Agreement of Purchase and Sale to Acquire Assets from Allied Properties REIT to Expand the Company's Data Center Business in Canada

KDDI America

Japan – June 21, 2023 - On June 21, 2023, KDDI Corp. announced that it had signed a definitive Agreement of Purchase and Sale with Allied Properties REIT (Headquarters: Toronto, Canada, CEO: CECILIA WILIAMS) to acquire its data center business for CAD 1.35 billion. KDDI plans to establish a new subsidiary "KDDI Canada, Inc." in Canada on June 26, 2023.


KDDI has been promoting "Sustainability Management" by implementing its "Satellite Growth Strategy" to increase corporate value and a cycle of sustainable growth in society. As one of the focused areas of the growth strategy, KDDI has been expanding its DX domain. With the data center business being one of the core parts of DX, KDDI aims to expand interconnection data centers (hereinafter referred to as "interconnection DC") as places where customers such as content providers, cloud service providers, and telecommunication carriers connect with each other and create new value.
In addition to "Telehouse London," which has the world's largest number of connections(*), and "Telehouse Paris, which has the largest number in France(*), KDDI also established a new data center in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2023, expanding not only in Europe, but also in Southeast Asia. Through this agreement, the company will acquire Canada's top(*) interconnection DC and strengthen its data center business in North America to promote its business on a global scale.

(*)The number of customer interconnections in a data center. As of June 21, 2023.
Source: PeeringvDB

Background and Aims

The global data business is accelerating and the need for data centers is increasing. With the spread of IoT and 5G, traffic by users who use apps and view content on mobile devices is increasing. As a result, interconnection DCs, which enable content providers, Internet operators, hyperscalers, etc. to interconnect within the data centers and create value, are becoming increasingly important for realizing a digital society.

As a platform for society, KDDI will accelerate its business centered on high-quality interconnection DCs, which are the easiest to interconnect, and contribute to the expansion of global business for corporate customers and the prosperity of the digital world.

Overview of KDDI Canada, Inc.

(1) Name : KDDI Canada, Inc.
(2) Location : Toronto, Canada
(3) Business Description : Data Center Business
(4) Capital : CAD 1,100 million
(5) Date of Establishment : June 26, 2023 (Scheduled Date)
(6) Major Shareholders and their Shareholding Ratio : KDDI 100%

About KDDI America

KDDI America, Inc. was established in 1989 and is the American subsidiary of KDDI Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company and one of Asia’s largest telecommunications providers.

Today, KDDI America has evolved into one of the region’s most advanced and innovative providers of ICT, Wholesale SMS, Digital Transformation, Applications Development, Connected Cars, and IoT solutions.

KDDI America offer customers cutting-edge, worldclass solutions that include Private and Public Cloud Configurations, Custom App Development, end-to-end Zero Trust Cloud Security, access to over 700 Global Messaging Networks, IoT Services for factories and vehicles, RPA, SD-WAN solutions, Managed Services, and much more – all with the ability to implement and help rollout each of our solutions globally to suit your business needs.

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About TELEHOUSE America

TELEHOUSE, a subsidiary of KDDI, is a leading global data center service provider, bringing together more than 3,000 business partners including carriers, mobile and content providers, enterprises, and financial services companies at over 45 data centers worldwide.

Established in 1989, TELEHOUSE America provides reliable, secure, and flexible colocation with locations in New York and Los Angeles, enabling organizations to accelerate their speed to market and create business opportunities through fast, efficient, and secure interconnections including the New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX).

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About KDDI Corporation

KDDI is a telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications. With its well-established base of over 58 million customers, and through mobile services and shops offering its “au” brand, KDDI is expanding its services into the “Life Design” business, which includes e-commerce, fintech, nationwide electric power utility services, entertainment and education. With a 70-year history, KDDI is now focusing on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries. KDDI is accelerating the global growth of its telecommunications consumer business, with operations in Myanmar and Mongolia, and in the global ICT business with the “TELEHOUSE” brand.

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