KDDI Web Communications Has Entered into an Exclusive Distribution Partnership with US Based Twilio for its Communications API in Japan

KDDI Web Communications to Enable Developers in Japan to Build Innovative Communications Applications via Twilio's API

Oct 31, 2012, 15:00 ET from Twilio

TOKYO, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KDDI Web Communications and Twilio, the cloud communications company have agreed to an alliance in which KDDI Web Communications will distribute the Twilio API platform to developers in Japan. Through this alliance, KDDI Web Communications will enable developers in Japan to easily build powerful software applications with communication capabilities. Twilio will aim to extend the use of its cloud-based telephony API in the Japanese market through this alliance with KDDI Web Communications (KWC), a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation, the second largest telecommunications company in Japan*.


In the field of cloud-based telephony, Twilio has overwhelming recognition and great success in the United States. The company, established in 2008, has a community of nearly 150,000 developers.

The Twilio platform provides the ability to make a phone call (outbound), receive a phone call (inbound), and offers VoIP and SMS functionality – all within an application.

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

"Twilio is delighted to be working with KWC to reach developers in the Japanese market," said Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio. "KDDI is a world class telecommunications company and Twilio and KWC share the same optimism and outlook for the future of communication. We are thrilled that KWC will be distributing our API to their thousands of developer and enterprise customers--we can't wait to see what they build."

KDDI Web Communications will be focused on providing good service to developers in Japan, providing the optimal telephony API service based on this alliance.

*Citation: Telecommunications Carriers Association

About Twilio
Twilio (, the cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages and IP voice communications into their web, mobile and traditional phone applications. The company is privately held and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


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KDDI Web Communications Inc.

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