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Top Japanese Telecom Operator KDDI Corporation Selects Kentik for Network Traffic Intelligence

Fortune Global 500 Company Gains F__ast Access to Rich Dataset to Accelerate Network Planning and Innovation

TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCOJuly 19, 2017 – Kentik, the leader in network traffic intelligence, today announced KDDI Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company and one of Asia’s largest telecommunications / Internet service providers, has deployed its solution, Kentik Detect, for real-time network operations and planning efficiencies. With Kentik, KDDI gains the ability to make faster operational decisions and frees up engineering teams to spend more time on business innovation.

Telecommunications operators invest billions of dollars on their networks each year to maintain and enhance their service offerings and remain competitive. As part of that investment, network planning is a business-critical function that can significantly increase a telecom operator’s ability to meet customer expectations, capitalize on new market opportunities, and ultimately drive profits. Rich network data is a key part of effective planning and can inform operators in determining when to launch new services and how to find more cost-efficient ways to deliver higher performance to customers. Yet, most telecom operators struggle to take advantage of their massive streams of network telemetry data.

“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,” said Toru Maruta, general manager of the IP Network Dept. at KDDI. “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.”

One of the most distinguishing aspects of Kentik Detect that caught KDDI’s attention is the solution’s powerful, intuitive visualization of complex data. Using the Kentik solution, KDDI’s network engineers can easily pivot between visualizations to get multi-dimensional analyses of their network in real time.

“For the world’s leading telecommunications operators like KDDI, being able to derive value from their own rich network data is a competitive advantage,” said Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik. “Organizations that use the fastest, most comprehensive data analytics will drive revenue and performance, and can turn their data into powerful insights that drive better business decisions for them and for their customers. KDDI is one of our fastest-moving customers, and we look forward to our continued partnership as they roll out additional services enabled by network traffic intelligence from their Kentik platform.”

Unlike traditional appliance-based network monitoring tools, Kentik’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) big data network traffic intelligence platform is highly scalable, flexible and fast. With Kentik, telecommunications providers, ISPs, enterprises, and web companies can improve operations, optimize capacity, resolve anomalies, automate DDoS defense, and protect applications and service performance.

To learn more about how KDDI is using Kentik, visit the two companies at the annual Japan Network Operators Group conference (JANOG 40) in Kōriyama, Japan from July 26 – 28, 2017.


KDDI Corporation is a leading Japanese telecommunications and a Global Fortune 500 company. Serving 40 million domestic mobile subscribers, KDDI provides a diverse portfolio consisting of managed networks, data centers, cloud, security and system integration. Visit


Kentik is the network traffic intelligence company. When nearly everything critical to a modern business crosses a wire, the network doesn’t just serve the business, it sees the business. Kentik turns your network traffic – billions of digital footprints – into real-time intelligence for both business and technical operations. Network operators, engineers, and security teams use Kentik to manage and optimize the performance, security, and potential of their networks and their business. The company was founded by network and big data technologists and executives from companies such as Akamai, CloudFlare, YouTube, and Netflix, with decades of experience in operations, architecture, and distributed systems. Kentik is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit or follow @KentikInc on Twitter.

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