BitTorrent Expands Global Reach with New Subsidiary in Japan.
BitTorrent Launches BitTorrent Japan to Address Content Delivery Demands in Japanese Market
SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden & TOKYO -- BitTorrent Inc., home to the global standard for delivering high-quality files and media over the Internet, today announced that it has established BitTorrent Japan as a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. BitTorrent founded BitTorrent Japan to address the growing demand for peer-assisted content delivery technology among Japanese content publishers and consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers.
Japan has long been a leader in Internet innovation. The country has the world's most advanced broadband and mobile networks, CE devices and game consoles, and Web services. As a result, there is high demand among content publishers and electronic software providers for BitTorrent DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
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One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. , a secure, managed peer-assisted networking platform that significantly reduces bandwidth and content delivery costs. BitTorrent DNA, which stands for Delivery Network Accelerator, enables websites to provide the best end-user experience by seamlessly adding speed, reliability and efficiency to their current content delivery infrastructure. There is also high demand among Japanese hardware manufacturers to integrate BitTorrent's software development kit (SDK (Software Developer's Kit) See developer's toolkit and Windows SDK.
SDK - Software Developers Kit (or "Software Development Kit"). ) into next-generation CE devices. BitTorrent is already working with Japanese device manufacturers such as Buffalo Technology and Planex Communications to integrate its technology into the latest network-attached storage (NAS (1) See network access server.
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"We are intrigued by Japan's advanced broadband environment that exists as a result of innovation and competition among ISPs. BitTorrent has the ability to leverage the capacity that exists within the Japanese Internet to create great user experiences for online applications while dramatically reducing infrastructure costs for publishers," said Ashwin Navin, President and Co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc. "Although P2P See peer-to-peer and point-to-point. technologies are still misunderstood as a result of their abuses, we are confident BitTorrent, due to its security, performance, efficiency, and technical merits, will become the leading peer-assisted delivery platform in Japan for on-demand video, software, and video games. Having a physical presence in Japan promises an unparalleled level of support to our Japanese partners and commitment to customer success."
The newly established subsidiary, BitTorrent Japan, commenced its business operations in Q3 2007 under the leadership of general manager Hirotoshi Wakiyama. Wakiyama has over 25 years of business development and sales experience for start-up companies seeking entry into the Japanese market. As president of Netmanage Japan K.K., Wakiyama contributed a great deal to the boom of Japan's Internet community. He has established business development teams and sales channels from the ground up for companies like Liberate Technologies, Array Networks and IronPort Systems, selling services and products to customers that included Internet Service Providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. (ISPs), enterprises and academic institutions.
The establishment of BitTorrent Japan will allow BitTorrent to bolster its leadership position in Japan by distributing its products and services, such as BitTorrent DNA and BitTorrent's SDK, directly to the Japanese market. BitTorrent Japan will also be able to better provide direct business development, engineering and sales support to local Japanese customers.
About BitTorrent Japan
BitTorrent Japan is a wholly owned subsidiary of BitTorrent, Inc., home to the global standard for delivering high-quality files over the Internet. Established in 2007, BitTorrent Japan is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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