Japan's KDDI Partners Network Analytics Startup Kentik for Real-Time Network Operations

Japan's KDDI Partners Network Analytics Startup Kentik for Real-Time Network Operations Image Credit: Kentik

San Franscisco-based Network traffic intelligence startup, Kentik Technologies announced that KDDI has selected the Kentik Detect platform for real-time network operations to drive planning, operating, and protecting their network assets and services.

According to Kentik, KDDI’s network is massive, with network capacity and dozens of data centers spread across 28 countries and 63 cities, tied together via a global backbone comprised of a large and diverse set of subsea and terrestrial fiber cable links.  The overall network generates huge amounts of network traffic telemetry data, which is filled with valuable insights that were historically difficult to extract.  

Kentik said it has turned that that data into real-time network traffic intelligence, calling out key insights in the areas of performance, efficiency, security, and revenue optimization, with instant access to any level of detail about technical and business context. Better network traffic intelligence makes a material impact on the business, because with faster and more flexible insights, engineers can optimize the performance of service delivery while lowering costs and avoiding risks of outages.  

Service providers of all stripes can benefit from big data-powered network insights in similar ways as KDDI, both in planning as well as operational realms, said the company.

Toru Maruta, GM of KDDI's IP Network Department
Given the sheer scale and complexity of our network and the amount of data it generates, network planning analyses often took days to compile. Using Kentik Detect, our team can now access a rich dataset that offers valuable insights about our network within seconds. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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