KDDI, a telecom operator in Japan, has selected DASAN Zhone Solutions (DZS) to offer 10G symmetrical Internet service in Japan.
Telecom engineers at KDDI have deployed the DASAN Zhone Solutions equipment which is symmetric 10G-EPON (10/10Gbps Ethernet Passive Optical Network) and standardized in IEEE 802.3. Some of the global telecom operators are using the 10G-EPON, a 10G PON-based solution, for building high-speed wired Internet networks.
Business leaders at DZS aim to build strong business in Japan over the next three years as Japanese telecom operators are expected to invest heavily in telecommunication system upgrades ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in 2020. KDDI, NTT Docomo and SoftBank are the leading telecom operators in Japan.
DZS is supplying its products through system integrator and domestic sales agent Kyocera Communication Systems (KCCS). KCCS is a KDDI affiliate that develops and manages business solutions through a broad portfolio of engineering and management consulting services.
DZS did not reveal financial details of the broadband equipment deal with KDDI.
DASAN Zhone Solutions provides cost-effective networking technologies — including broadband access, Ethernet switching, Passive Optical LAN, and software-defined networks — to more than 1,000 of the world’s innovative network operators. Oakland, California-based DASAN Zhone Solutions has operations in more than 50 countries.
KDDI earlier said its operating revenue rose 6.8 percent to ¥3,760,072 million, reflecting an increase in mobile communications revenues, as well as increases in revenue due to expansion of the Life Design Business during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2017.
Operating income of KDDI increased 4.9 percent to ¥813,771 million mainly due to an increase in sales despite increased costs in the commerce and settlements business and increased marketing expenses. Profit of KDDI rose by 4.1 percent to ¥490,558 million due to the increase in operating income.