Mitsuba Doubles Bandwidth Capacity With Verizon's Global Wide Area Network

  Mitsuba Doubles Bandwidth Capacity With Verizon's Global Wide Area Network

PR Newswire

TOKYO, March 12, 2014

TOKYO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --When Japan's Mitsuba Corporation needed
to ensure that its global communications infrastructure would support the
company's ongoing expansion, it turned to Verizon for help. With Verizon's
global Wide Area Network Acceleration solution, Mitsuba was able to reduce its
network traffic by more than 49 percent, resulting in significant cost savings
and a near doubling of bandwidth capacity over the company's existing

Mitsuba, together with its worldwide subsidiaries, manufactures transportation
equipment and information services, primarily for the automotive industry, as
well as industrial automation systems. Headquartered in Japan, and with 17,000
employees around the globe, Mitsuba's growth strategy is founded on expansion
in emerging economies, while also responding to eco-car needs. The company's
key challenge was to harness the capabilities of its global team to achieve
these goals while retaining its leadership position in an increasingly
competitive marketplace.

Mitsuba needed to find a technology partner with the global reach to support
its operations not only in existing markets, but also in those emerging
economies it had targeted for growth. In particular, the ever-increasing
volume of data flowing among Mitsuba's subsidiaries meant that the company
needed a technology partner with wide-area-network optimization capabilities
that could integrate with Cisco's Wide Area Application Services. This would
enable the organization to easily collaborate and share information and ideas
to drive innovation.

Mitsuba's operating officer of information systems,Shigeo Sekita, said: "Our
business is powered by our network 24/7, and as we move into new markets,
network reliability and flexibility are becoming increasingly important. It
was important for us to identify a single provider to manage our network
across all our markets to enable us to focus our internal efforts on business
application development rather than day-to-day network support. The Verizon
team had the global presence, experience -- and most importantly, the
integration expertise -- we were looking for."

The Verizon solution for Mitsuba included global network design and
implementation, supported with proactive network monitoring and performance
reporting in accordance with Verizon's stringent service-level agreements. In
addition, the analytics report provided to Mitsuba enabled its IT executives
to monitor network flow and keep a tight lid on costs.

Tomoyuki Hirate, area vice president for Verizon Japan, said: "As our
customers expand their business around the globe, they look to Verizon for a
single point of network coordination and management. Verizon manages more than
5,000 customer networks across 140 countries, and more than 300,000 routers
and network devices. We are constantly working to ensure excellence in our
networks, systems and processes so that our customers can continue to benefit
from our global reach, flexible access and comprehensive support services."

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