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TMCNet:  KVH to Expand Networks to LA and NY to Support Non-Finance Customers

[September 03, 2014]

KVH to Expand Networks to LA and NY to Support Non-Finance Customers

NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--

KVH (News - Alert) Co. Ltd., Asia's leading Information Delivery Platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, announced today that it has further expanded its network in the United States. KVH added new Point-of-Presence (PoPs) in Los Angeles and New York and new routes between Los Angeles and Tokyo, Chicago and New York, and between New York and Chicago. These routes will go live on September 24th.

KVH launched its first US network PoP in Chicago in January 2011, followed by a second PoP in Aurora, Illinois in December 2011, to provide US financial market players with ultra-low latency connectivity to Japan and other Asian markets. The new PoPs in Los Angeles and New York will primarily serve other industry sectors requiring secure and reliable dedicated Ethernet services.

Los Angeles, with proximity to major cable landing stations, will be a new transit hub between Asia and the US, complementing KVH's existing network PoPs in Chicago and Aurora. Expansion into Los Angeles will also help KVH to serve customers based in the West Coast of the US and broaden its growing customer base in the internet and IT service provider industry verticals. KVH's PoP in New York, in addition to catering to the financial community, will provide a transatlantic route to Europe and thus offer resilient and seamless connectivity across Asia, the US, the UK, and Europe.

"KVH is committed to providing the most resilient and cost-effective connectivity to Asia from the US" said Machifumi Kashiwagi, Vice President, Product Management at KVH. "As an ongoing effort to expand and strengthen our network footprint, we are continuously adding new routes and PoPs, and optimizing and upgrading existing routes to deliver secure and reliable network infrastructure to new customers and to reach wider market segments."

The new PoPs and routes will augment KVH's Global Ethernet Services as well as KVH's recently launched data center interconnection service, "DCNet." KVH DCNet is an ecosystem of 100+ interconnected data centers, whereby customers can secure a connection between any two data centers through a simple cross-connect, thus offering a single virtual and borderless data center experience. "The new routes will enable US customers to connect to DCNet, thereby providing them with cost-effective access to the 100+ interconnected data centers in Asia", added Machifumi Kashiwagi. DCNet will be commercially available from September 30th.

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About KVH

KVH is an Asia Pacific IT Services and Data Center Services Provider established in Japan. KVH's Information Delivery Platform delivers integrated cloud and network solutions and best-in-class service to its customers. KVH owns infrastructure and provides services that enable clients to store, process, protect and deliver their vital business information. KVH provides IT Services, Cloud Services, Data Center Services, Managed Network Services, and Professional Services.

KVH operates the lowest latency network in Japan, and with over 500 financial services customers, is the leading provider of ultra-low-latency network and proximity hosting solutions to the high-frequency trading community in Tokyo and Osaka. KVH also offers low-latency connectivity services between major financial markets in the Asia/Pacific region and the US including Tokyo, Chicago, Aurora, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul/Busan, and Sydney. More information on KVH can be found at www.kvhasia.com/en/.


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