WebRTC World Feature Article

November 05, 2012

KDDI Web Communications to Distribute Twilio API Platform in Japan

The cloud communications company, Twilio, and KDDI Web Communications have agreed to an alliance in which the Twilio API platform will be distributed to developers in Japan by KDDI Web Communications. KDDI Web Communications is a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation as well as the second largest telecommunications company in Japan.

With KDDI Web Communications, developers in Japan will be able to easily build powerful software applications with communication capabilities through this alliance. Through this alliance with KDDI Web Communications (KWC), Twilio will aim to extend the use of its cloud-based telephony API in the Japanese market.

In the United States, Twilio has overwhelming recognition and great success in the field of cloud-based telephony. Established in 2008, the company has a community of nearly 150,000 developers. All within an application, the Twilio platform offers VoIP and SMS functionality and provides the ability to make a phone call (outbound) as well as receive a phone call (inbound).

In Japan, the exclusive distribution of the Twilio API will be started by KDDI Web Communications. The service includes all of Twilio's telephony API service. Launching in the spring of 2013, the service will feature the underlying connectivity with Japanese domestic telecommunication carriers provided by KDDI Web Communications.

"Twilio is delighted to be working with KWC to reach developers in the Japanese market. KDDI is a world class telecommunications company and Twilio and KWC share the same optimism and outlook for the future of communication," said Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio.

He added that they are thrilled that KWC will be distributing its API to their thousands of developer and enterprise customers.

KDDI Web Communications will be focused on providing good service to developers in Japan, providing the optimal telephony API service based on this alliance. By merging the worlds of cloud computing, Web services and telecommunications, the cloud communications company, Twilio, is reinventing telecom.

Edited by Brooke Neuman


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