AT&T Sells a Japanese Division to IIJ

June 1st, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

Internet Initiative Japan has signed an agreement to purchase the Japanese domestic outsourcing business of AT&T (NYSE:T, news, filings).  The $100M deal will see some 1,600 customers change hands, as well as approximately 250 AT&T employees.   AT&T is not leaving Japan of course, they are just going to focus mainly on the multinational corporate customers that are the bread and butter of their international business.

Nor does this deal affect AT&T’s assets in the region.  They will continue to operate four global network service nodes, remote access infrastructure for corporate clients, a data center, substantial  subsea cable capacity, as well as various managed services.  Supposedly AT&T has been looking to sell this division for about a year now.  On IIJ’s side, the deal is complementary to their current offerings, allowing them to expand both in size and in scope within the Japanese market.

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Categories: ILECs, PTTs · Mergers and Acquisitions

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