Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AT&T Sells Japan Domestic Network Operations to IIJ

AT&T has sold its domestic Japanese outsourcing services operations to Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) for approximately ¥9.2 billion, or approximately US$109 million. The deal was first announced in June.

Through this acquisition, IIJ will be providing WAN services to approximately 1,600 domestic corporate customers. The deal includes approximately 245 employees who support those customers to IIJ. IIJ's own client bases has over 6,500 corporate customers.

AT&T said it remains committed to serving multinational corporations with operations in Japan and offers a robust portfolio of services including managed global connectivity, hosting, mobile enterprise applications, cloud computing, application management, security, Telepresence and unified communications. AT&T retains substantial operations and employees to support the domestic Japanese AT&T Global Network infrastructure, which includes four global network service nodes, remote access infrastructure for corporate clients, an Internet Data Centre and significant international subsea cable capacity.