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Press Release Apr 02, 2024 New North American Company “KDDI Spherience” to Launch Operation to Expand Connected Services Business

KDDI Corporation
KDDI America, Inc.

KDDI announces that KDDI Spherience, LLC (hereinafter, “KDDI Spherience”) will begin its operation as a wholly owned subsidiary of KDDI America Inc. on April 1, 2024 with the aim of globally expanding the connected services business.

On the same day, KDDI Spherience will open an operation base in Stockholm, Sweden.

By strengthening the collaboration among our three bases in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, we will help Japanese automakers expand their operations overseas and overseas automakers implement connected service solutions, thereby strengthening and promoting the connected services business on a global scale.

KDDI Spherience CEO & President
Yuichi Iwanaga

KDDI Spherience Logo

KDDI Spherience Official Logo

Background and Objective

As IoT, digital transformation and other data-driven businesses expand globally in a variety of industries, initiatives for connected cars and mobility are further expanding in the mobility industry.

In addition to initiatives to create a safe and secure mobility society by utilizing data obtained from connected cars, automobiles are no longer just a means of transportation but are expected to provide personalized in-car environment and entertainment experiences for each customer, in addition to driving. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important to keep cars connected through communications across national borders.

KDDI has been facilitating the global deployment of connected services to expand the connection between people and cars together with Japanese automakers by utilizing the Global Communications Platform that achieves high-quality and stable communications in countries around the world.

With KDDI Spherience and its operation launched, we will strengthen and promote the connected services business on a global scale while providing support for overseas automakers to respond globally to customer trends outside Japan. Furthermore, the entire KDDI Group will promote solutions for issues in a variety of domains, including automotive and digital devices as well as other mobility sectors in general, by utilizing the Global Communications Platform.

The KDDI Group operates the B2B brand “KDDI BUSINESS” to achieve the KDDI VISION 2030, “the creation of a society in which anyone can make their dreams a reality, by enhancing the power to connect.” KDDI BUSINESS will promote the digital transformation in the mobility industry by focusing on the connected services business as one of its key domains.

Overview of KDDI Spherience

(1) Name

KDDI Spherience, LLC

(2) Location

Texas, United States

(3) Business Description

Connected services business

(4) Capital

US$ 5,000,000 (approx. 700 million yen)

(5) Date of Establishment

November 7, 2023

(6) Major Shareholder and
Shareholding Ratio

KDDI America, Inc. 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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