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Announcing KDDI’s Adoption of Kentik

Avi Freedman
Avi FreedmanCo-founder & CEO

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We’re very excited to share that KDDI, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, has selected the Kentik platform for network planning, operations, and to protect their key network assets and services. Read about the reasons that KDDI chose Kentik and why we’re so excited about this announcement.

kddi-japan-300x158.jpg We’re incredibly excited today to announce that KDDI, a leading global carrier and Fortune 500 company, has chosen to deploy the Kentik platform to drive planning, operating, and protecting their network assets and services.

Why We’re Excited There are a few reasons why this announcement is so significant for Kentik:

  1. As a Fortune Global 500 company (technically in the top 300), KDDI is the largest organization that has publicly affirmed its use of Kentik.
  2. As a leading global carrier, KDDI showcases that Kentik can deliver the scale, performance, insight and value needed by the world’s largest service providers.
  3. As one of the largest companies in Asia, our KDDI direct relationship, and our relationship with Net One Systems, one of Japan’s largest systems integrators, mark our entry into the Japanese local market.

Why KDDI Selected Kentik

KDDI’s network is massive, with network capacity and dozens of data centers spread across 28 countries and 63 cities, tied together via a global backbone comprised of a large and diverse set of subsea and terrestrial fiber cable links.  The overall network generates huge amounts of network traffic telemetry data, which is filled with valuable insights that were historically difficult to extract.  Kentik has turned that that data into real-time network traffic intelligence, calling out key insights in the areas of performance, efficiency, security, and revenue optimization, with instant access to any level of detail about technical and business context.

Better network traffic intelligence makes a material impact on the business, because with faster and more flexible insights, engineers can optimize the performance of service delivery while lowering costs and avoiding risks of outages. Here’s what Toru Maruta, general manager of KDDI’s IP Network Department had to say:

“At KDDI, we strive to be continuously innovative across our entire organization. However, for our network engineers, that ability was previously held back by the amount of time the team was spending on tracking down answers about our network. Given the sheer scale and complexity of our network and the amount of data it generates, network planning analyses often took days to compile. Using Kentik Detect, our team can now access a rich dataset that offers valuable insights about our network within seconds. Kentik gives us the answers we need to build a better network.”

Get Modern Network Traffic Intelligence

Service providers of all stripes can benefit from big data-powered network insights in similar ways as KDDI, both in planning as well as operational realms.  If you’d like to learn more, check out our products, read our Kentik Data Engine (KDE) white paper, and dig into why NFV needs advanced analytics. Already know that you want to get a deeper look?  Request a demo and we’ll walk you through how you can use network traffic intelligence to better operate, plan and innovate your network services.

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