KDDI Web Communications Has Entered into an Exclusive Distribution Partnership
with US Based Twilio for its Communications API in Japan
KDDI Web Communications to Enable Developers in Japan to Build Innovative
Communications Applications via Twilio's API
TOKYO, Oct. 31, 2012
TOKYO, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KDDI Web Communications and Twilio, the
cloud communications company have agreed to an alliance in which KDDI Web
Communications will distribute the Twilio API platform to developers in Japan.
Through this alliance, KDDI Web Communications will enable developers in Japan
to easily build powerful software applications with communication
capabilities. Twilio will aim to extend the use of its cloud-based telephony
API in the Japanese market through this alliance with KDDI Web Communications
(KWC), a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation, the second largest telecommunications
company in Japan*.
In the field of cloud-based telephony, Twilio has overwhelming recognition and
great success in the United States. The company, established in 2008, has a
community of nearly 150,000 developers.
The Twilio platform provides the ability to make a phone call (outbound),
receive a phone call (inbound), and offers VoIP and SMS functionality – all
within an application.
KDDI Web Communications will start the exclusive distribution of the Twilio
API in Japan. The service includes all of Twilio's telephony API service. The
service will feature the underlying connectivity with Japanese domestic
telecommunication carriers provided by KDDI Web Communications and will launch
in the spring of 2013.
"Twilio is delighted to be working with KWC to reach developers in the
Japanese market," said Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio. "KDDI is a
world class telecommunications company and Twilio and KWC share the same
optimism and outlook for the future of communication. We are thrilled that KWC
will be distributing our API to their thousands of developer and enterprise
customers--we can't wait to see what they build."
KDDI Web Communications will be focused on providing good service to
developers in Japan, providing the optimal telephony API service based on this
*Citation: Telecommunications Carriers Association
Twilio (www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, is reinventing
telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and
telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure web service in
the cloud, allowing web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages and
IP voice communications into their web, mobile and traditional phone
applications. The company is privately held and is headquartered in San
Contact for inquiries on the news release
KDDI Web Communications Inc.
Sakaguchi, Promotion Group, Marketing Department
Tel : 81 - 3 - 3238 - 5783
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