Twilio and KDDI Web Communications Launch Twilio For KWC, a Communications API
for Japanese Market
Twilio For KWC to Enable Developers in Japan to Build Communications
Applications via Twilio's Communications API Platform
TOKYO, April 16, 2013
TOKYO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KDDI Web Communications (KWC) and
Twilio, the cloud communications company, launched Twilio For KDDI Web
Communications (Twilio For KWC), which enables developers in Japan to easily
build powerful applications with communication capabilities. Twilio is working
to extend the use of its cloud-based communications API in the Japanese market
through this alliance with KWC, a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation, and the
second largest telecommunications company (by revenue reported FY2012) in
Twilio For KWC provides full access to Twilio's communications API platform,
and the service features the underlying connectivity with Japanese domestic
carriers provided by KWC. Developers and enterprises in Japan can now have
access to tools that allow them to build communication apps connecting small
businesses; highly scalable, Web-based call centers; phone-based lead tracking
solutions; business process management workflows or any other
communications-enabled solution they can imagine.
KDDI Web Communications Inc. started a shared hosting service in 1997, and
became a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation in October 2007. KWC provides various
services such as hosting services CPI, Cloud Core online website creator
Jimdo, and now a communications API platform, Twilio For KWC.
"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 we share the same optimism and
outlook for the future of communications. 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."
"Twilio has a fantastic platform that allows developers and enterprises to
build the future of communications," said Noriyuke Koide, general manager for
the Twilio division at KWC. "We are thrilled to extend Twilio's API to our
customers through our new Twilio For KWC offering."
New registrations for boundio, KWC's previous communications API, were closed
April 16, 2013. KWC will phase out boundio and transition existing customers
to the Twilio platform.
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