M&A Mobile

KDDI absorbs TuKa

KDDI – Japan’s second largest telecom operator – streamlines the group

KDDI’s AU with TuKa acquires 3.5 million additional subscribers

KDDI announced to absorb the three TuKa companies into AU: with the stroke of a pen, AU will be stronger by 3.5 million subscribers.

The three TuKa companies managed a successful turnround by focusing on the silver market. We think that KDDI will probably switch off TuKa’s 2G PDC network quite soon, as they have done with their own 2G/PDC network.

TuKa had managed a successful turn-round recently, so it will not be a financial load on AU. KDDI will gain efficiency and economies of scale by concentrating all mobile services under the single AU brand with a single CDMA2000 network.

Learn about KDDI and AU, Japan’s No. 2 telecom operator

Report on “KDDI, AU and UQ Communications: pioneers of mobile music and flat data rates, analysis report” (approx 200 pages, pdf file)

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