History

KDDI has a long and prestigious history, dating back to March 1953. Some our of key milestones are;

1953

Mar

KDD
Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd. (KDD) is founded

1972

Jun

KDD Europe
Established London Liaison Office

1985

Apr

DDI
DDI CORPORATION (DDI) launches operations

1987

Mar

IDO
NIPPON IDOU TSUSHIN CORPORATION is established

Dec

KDD
Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd. (KDD) and Teleway Corp. merge to create KDD Corporation

1989

July

KDD Europe
Established KDD UK Limited

1996

Sep

KDD Europe
Established KDD Europe Limited as HQ for whole European operation

1999

Apr

DDI/IDO
cdmaOne nationwide seamless network is completed
DDI/IDO Mobile Internet Connection Service Ezweb is launched

Oct

DDI/KDD/IDO
Merged and form a new company. The trade name of the new entity is DDI CORPORATION, and it operates under the new KDDI corporation brand

Nov

KDDI
au CORPORATION is launched

2001

Apr

KDDI
Corporate name is changed to KDDI CORPORATION

Jul

KDDI Europe
Merged Telecomet International with KDDI Europe

Oct

KDDI
au CORPORATION is merged with KDDI CORPORATION

2003

Apr

KDDI Europe
Established Belgium office

2006

Jan

KDDI
POWEREDCOM, Inc. is merged with KDDI CORPORATION

Oct

KDDI Europe
Established Russian office in St. Petersburg

2008

Jul

KDDI Europe
Established Russian office in Moscow

2010

Jan

KDDI Europe
Established KDDI Russia

2013

Jan

KDDI Europe
KDDI Amsterdam and KDDI Belgium become branch offices of KDDI Europe

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