Kii and KDDI create cloud platform in Japan for IoT mobile app development

KDDI Cloud Platform Service uses Kii's software to provide a mobile backend as-a-service offering designed to help mobile app developers get more IoT devices into the hands of consumers faster and more cheaply

Kii and KDDI create cloud platform in Japan for IoT mobile app development

Internet of Things (IoT) cloud platform provider Kii has announced a strategic collaboration with Japanese mobile operator KDDI to launch 'KCPS: mBaaS by Kii'. KCPS (KDDI Cloud Platform Service) mBaaS (mobile backend-as-a-service) by Kii is the first service in Japan to provide enterprise businesses with a mobile app and IoT platform via private network to intranet.

KCPS consolidates KDDI Wide Area Virtual Switch, which integrates different virtual network layers, and Kii's software into one platform. This combination will provide enterprise customers with the ability to access and connect to their intranet via KCPS - a process that was previously unattainable.

KCPS also provides a service environment for intranet-conscious customers who require high-security enterprise functionality rather than connecting to the Internet. As a result, both intranet and Internet services can work seamlessly with any mobile application developed on the KCPS platform.

KCPS can be managed in association with users and the device. KDDI's application development support will allow developers to build high quality, low price applications in a short period of time.

The platform offers user management functionality that is essential to application development, device management and data management, while also providing essential features like push notifications and geo-location information. Mobile apps on Android and iOS are compatible with KCPS.

"As the IoT continues to gain mass acceptance, we see tremendous value in working with a respected telecom industry leader like KDDI to help mobile app developers get more IoT devices into the hands of consumers," said Masanari Arai, CEO of Kii. "Our collaboration with KDDI will drive the next steps in IoT development and increase focus on the cloud in building the backend support of these apps in Japan."

Kii focuses on addressing the high-performance demands of innovation in the connected world with an end-to-end backend platform optimised for enterprise applications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Businesses of all sizes are able to build, test, deploy, optimise and acquire users from a single integrated platform to accelerate time to market. Kii currently serves 140 million plus end users worldwide. Kii has data centres in the US, China, Japan and Singapore.

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