History

History of ARTERIA Networks

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2014

February

ARTERIA Networks Corporation was established by merger of UCOM Corporation and Marubeni Access Solutions Inc.

February

100 Gbps menu was launched in Ethernet leased circuit service,“Dyna Ether”.It was the first in Japan to provide 100 Gbps with Dual class at long-range.

February

VPN service, ”VECTANT Multi Remote Access” was launched, allowing the customer to connect securely to in-house intranet from internet

April

Fully-owned subsidiaries’ name were changed from “UCOM Access Engineering Corporation” to “ARTERIA Engineering Corporation” ,and from “U’sISP Service Corporation” to “ARTERIA Agency Corporation”

June

Commenced provision of Japan’s first cloud-type MDM services enabling control of smart devices without passing through the internet with VECTANT Secure Device Management

December

Brand name of data center services for enterprses was unified “ComSpace”
2015

March

“All giga type(optical wiring)” for condominiums was added in Internet access service, “UCOM Hikari Residence”.

March

ARTERIA Agency Corporation (a wholly-owned subsidiary) was merged into ARTERIA Networks Corporation.

October

Leased line, VPN, Internet access service for enterprises “ARTERIA Hikari” was launched.
2016

February

Business of Internet access services for indivisuals was transferred to U-NEXT Co., Ltd.

October

Head Office was relocated to Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2017

March

TSUNAGU NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS INC. became a subsidiary of ARTERIA Networks Corporation to acquire the shares issued from Marubeni Coporation.

April

“Simple type”for rental apartments was added in Internet access service, “UCOM Hikari Residence”.

November

Integrated internet access service business for condominium of ARTERIA Networks Corporation and business of TSUNAGU NETWORK COMMUNICATION INC., a group company of ARTERIA.
2018

April

“Whole Building Package 10G Type” was added in condominium internet access service.

December

Listed on 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
2019

January

10 Gbps menu was established to “ARTERIA Hikari Internet Access”
2020

February

In a first for Japan, succeeded in establishing high speed telecommunications at 400 Gbps between Tokyo and Osaka through two different routes using a single wavelength without regenerative repeating

History before the merger

  • UCOM CorporationUCOM Corporation
  • Marubeni Access Solutions IncMarubeni Access Solutions Inc.
  • Global Access Ltd.
  • VECTANT LtdVECTANT Ltd.
1997

November

Global Access Ltd Global Access Ltd. was established
1998

April

Global Access Ltd Type 1 carrier license was acquired
2000

January

Global Access Ltd Domestic leased circuit service was launched between Tokyo and Ajigaura

February

Global Access Ltd International leased circuit service was launched between US and Japan

March

VECTANT Ltd Global Solution K.K. was established

March

Global Access Ltd Data center, “Com Space I” opened in Chuo, Tokyo

April

VECTANT Ltd Type 2 carrier license was filed

July

UCOM CorporationM U’s Communication Corporation was established and acquired Type 1 carrier license

December

UCOM Corporation MEDiA K.K was established

December

VECTANT Ltd NTT East & West Flet’s access circuit connection services were launched
2001

March

UCOM Corporation World first, max.100 Mbps commercial optical fiber internet connection service was launched for individual customers. USEN Broad Networks(current: USEN Corporation) sold.

May

Global Access Ltd Domestic leased circuit service by backbone network between Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka was launched

May

VECTANT Ltd Colocation service and in-house wiring service in Tama iDC were launched

June

Global Access Ltd West-Japan Office opened

June

Global Access Ltd Ethernet leased circuit service, “Dyna Ether” was launched

June

Global Access Ltd Japan’s First 2.5 Gbps / 10 Gbps leased circuit services were launched

September

UCOM Corporation Service area was extended to all ordinance-designated cities in Japan (areas in Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Kitakyushu Cities)

November

VECTANT Ltd “VECTANT Transit Service” was launched

December

Global Access Ltd Data center, “Com Space II” opened in Sinjuku, Tokyo
2002

January

VECTANT Ltd “VECTANT Broadband Roaming Service” was launched

June

UCOM Corporation 100 Mbps optical fiber internet connection service, “Hikari Business Access” was launched

July

Global Access Ltd Leased circuit service was launched between Osaka and Fukuoka route
2003

March

Global Access Ltd 10 Gbps Ethernet leased circuit service was launched

March

VECTANT Ltd IP telephone service, ”VECTANT Phone” was launched

April

UCOM Corporation Optical fiber cores rental business was launched for Type I telecommunication carriers

May

UCOM Corporation Optical fiber internet connection service, “So-net Hikari (UCOM)” was launched, cooperating with Sony Communication Network Corporation (current: So-net Entertainment Corporation)

June

VECTANT Ltd Internet VPN service, “VECTANT Internet VPN Type-R” was launched

July

UCOM Corporation Optical fiber enabled IP phone service, ”FT Phone” was launched for small to medium corporations, cooperating with the FORVAL Group

July

UCOM Corporation 1 Gbps optical fiber internet connection service, “Hikari Gigabit Access” was launched

September

VECTANT Ltd IP-VPN service “VECTANT Closed IP Network” was launched

September

UCOM Corporation 16 Mbps menu was launched in optical fiber internet connection service(VDSL), ” BROAD-GATE 01 Type V(current:spaaqs Hikari Mansion VDSLtype)”

September

UCOM Corporation MORANET Corporation (currently ITX Corporation) launched 100 Mbps / 1 Gbps optical fiber internet connection services for corporate customers

October

Global Access Ltd Fiber channel leased circuit service was launched

November

UCOM Corporation IP transit service,”Hikari Transit Access” was launched for telecommunication carriers
2004

February

UCOM Corporation IP telephone service, “Moraphone” was launched, cooperating with MORANET Corporation(current: ITX Corporation) and Fusion Communications Corporation

April

UCOM Corporation Complete authorized telecommunications business registration was acquired

April

UCOM Corporation Charge multichannel service employed an optical fiber network “Pikapaa! (Current: SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service Hikari)” was launched, cooperating with SKY Perfect Communications Inc. (Current: SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation)

June

Global Access Ltd “Semi-Dual Class” was added to Ethernet leased circuit and Fiber channel leased circuit services

July

UCOM Corporation 100 Mbps menu was launched in optical fiber internet connection service(VDSL), ” BROAD-GATE 01 Type V(current:spaaqs Hikari Mansion VDSL type)”

October

Global Access Ltd “Disaster Recovery Package” was launched

December

VECTANT Ltd IP telephone service, “Secured Phone” was launched
2005

January

Global Access Ltd Ogaki Access Center opened in Ogaki, Gifu

February

Global Access Ltd Bandwidth shared Ethernet leased circuit service was launched

April

VECTANT Ltd IP-VPN service, “VECTANT Closed IP Network Smart” was launched

April

UCOM Corporation Information security management system (ISMS) certification was acquired

August

Global Access Ltd Service network was extended in Tohku, Hokuriku and Shinshu area

September

UCOM Corporation Head office was relocated to Meguro, Tokyo

October

Global Access Ltd Wide-area Ethernet service,”Dyna Ether-Wide” was launched

December

UCOM Corporation Corporate name changed from “U’s communications Corporation” to “UCOM Corporation”

December

UCOM Corporation Optical fiber internet connection service, “ACCA Hikari (UCOM)” was launched, cooperating with ACCA Networks Co., Ltd.(current: Ymobile Corporation); also providing services to ISP companies using ACCA Networks Co., Ltd. as an intermediary
2006

March

Global Access Ltd Information security management system certification “BS7799-2:2002” and “ISMS certification criterion Ver.2.0” was acquired

March

UCOM Corporation UCOM succeeded an optical fiber internet connection service, “Broad-Gate 02” from USEN Corporation

April

VECTANT Ltd Osaka office opened in Osaka

September

UCOM Corporation Max. 500 Mbps optical fiber internet connection service, “Broad-Gate02 Hikari Multi Access” was launched

September

UCOM Corporation Data center, “UCOM Tokyo 1st Data Center” opened in Minato, Tokyo
2007

March

VECTANT Ltd Mobile closed network connection service, ”VECTANT Secure Mobile Access” was launched

April

Global Access Ltd “ISO/IEC27001:2005 / JIS Q 27001:2006” certification was acquired

April

VECTANT Ltd Corporate name changed from “Global Solution K.K.” to “VECTANT Ltd.”

April

UCOM Corporation Head Office was relocated to Minato, Tokyo

October

UCOM Corporation UCOM merged MEDiA K.K

November

VECTANT Ltd 15,000 circuits was accomplished in VPN services
2008

April

UCOM Corporation UCOM signed capital and business alliance with CATV Yamagata

April

VECTANT Ltd Menus employed NGN(Next Generation Network) optical access service, ”FLET’S HIKARI NEXT” were launched

August

UCOM Corporation UCOM succeeded Mansion ISP business from E-cubic corporation

November

UCOM Corporation U’sISP Service Corporation became wholly owned subsidiary of UCOM
2009

April

VECTANT Ltd Mobile internet connection service employed FOMAR fixed rate data communication plan by NTT Docomo was launched

July

Global Access Ltd Service area was extended between Tokyo and Ogaki route
2010

February

VECTANT Ltd The WDM ring network in Hokuriku route was completed

May

UCOM Corporation UCOM Access Engineering Corporation was established as consolidated subsidiary

June

UCOM Corporation UCOM succeeded internet connection business “Media Independent Interface (MII)” from Mori Building Co., Ltd.

August

Global Access Ltd Data center, “Com Space III” opened

September

UCOM Corporation Brand name of optical fiber internet connection services was changed from” GyaO” to “spaaqs Hikari “and “Qit Hikari whole condominium batch type”

December

Marubeni Access Solutions Inc Marubeni Access Solutions Inc. was established by merger of Global Access Ltd. and VECTANT Ltd.
2011

March

UCOM Corporation Mobile internet connection service, “UCOM Mobile” was launched, cooperating with EMOBILE Ltd. (current: Ymobile Corporation)

April

UCOM Corporation IP telephone service, “Smart Hikari” was launched, cooperating with Forval Telecom,Inc

May

Marubeni Access Solutions Inc IPv6 support services were launched

June

Marubeni Access Solutions Inc Data center, “Com Space West” opened in Osaka

June

UCOM Corporation Max. 1 Gbps internet connection service with service level agreement(SLA), “Standard Gigabit Access” was launched

September

UCOM Corporation UCOM succeeded ISP service business from a fully-owned sales subsidiary, U’sISP Service Corporation

September

UCOM Corporation Brand name of optical fiber fixed telecommunications business was unified “UCOM Hikari”

November

Marubeni Access Solutions Inc Cloud-based mobile device management system(MDM), “VECTANT Secure Device Management” was launched

December

UCOM Corporation Max. 1 Gbps internet connection service with the lowest band assurance, ”Premium Gigabit Access” was launched
2012

February

UCOM Corporation Partnership system of services for corporate customers, “with UCOM (current: with ARTERIA)” was launched

October

UCOM Corporation “Access Gateway Service“ was launched for internet service providers and telecommunication carriers.

October

UCOM Corporation Internet Initiative Japan Inc. launched “IIJ Fiber Access/U Service”employed UCOM’s ”Access Gateway Service”

December

UCOM Corporation Energy-related business, “UCOM enermy” was started up and HEMS (home energy management system) service, “Ene-Sensor” was launched
2013

February

UCOM Corporation Electricity batch distribution service, “TOKUENE” was launched, which is possible to reduce electricity charges

May

Marubeni Access Solutions Inc Fully redundant and fully closed network connection service, ”Secure Cloud Access” was launched

July

Marubeni Access Solutions Inc 5 services employed Xi LTE extra-high-speed service by NTT Docomo were launched: “VECTANT Broadband Access LTE(D)”,”VECTANT Closed IP Network”, ”VECTANT Internet VPN type-R” and “Mobile Access LTE(D)

October

Marubeni Access Solutions Inc Mobile closed network connection service, ”VECTANT Secure Mobile Access LTE(K)” was launched, which employed 4G LTE network by KDDI

December

UCOM Corporation IP telephone service, “UCOM Hikaridenwa BUSINESS” was launched