About Us

History

KDDI Engineering and
Consulting, Inc. (KEC)
International Communications
Foundation (ICF)
1974 Established (August 22, 1974)
1975 Technical consulting for Japanese Transport Ministry (first consulting project in Japan)
1976 Technical training for Pakistan Ministry of Communications (first overseas consulting project)
1977 First issue of International Data Communications magazine
1978 Publication of International Conference Handbook
1979 Introduction of International Communications Research Grants
1981 Publication of Satellite Communications Technology
1982 Seminar in China on latest telecommunications technology
1984 Publication of International Submarine Cable Systems
1988 Indonesia optical-fiber submarine cable construction project (first overseas network construction consulting project)
  • Established (March 29, 1988)
  • Start assistance programs for organization of and participation in international conferences, and for social and cultural activities.
1989 Consulting for construction of satellite earth station in the Federal and Islamic Republic of the Comoros
  • Additional endowment from KDD (2 billion yen)
  • Sponsor Japan-China lecture and discussion forum Construction of the Information Society and Daily Life
1990 Study in Iran for radio wave propagation
  • First issue of ICF magazine
  • Begin support for foreign researchers and exchange students
  • Begin donations of facsimile machines to overseas Japanese schools (50)
1991 Began overseas group training courses (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and individual training courses (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity)
  • Begin support for survey research
  • Begin site visits of communications facilities (by exchange students)
1992 Installation of Inmarsat maritime satellite earth station in Russia Fifth anniversary event (Moscow Conservatory Master Class in Japan)
1993 Dispatch of experts overseas (10) Additional endowment from KDD (1 billion yen)
1994 Basic study for Laos international telecommunications infrastructure plan
  • Science Summer School program (Tohoku University)
  • Support for ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Kyoto
  • Donation of books to Japanese cultural institutes in Canada and elsewhere
1995 Preliminary study for telecommunications network plan in Ulan Bator, Mongolia
  • First TECHNO-FRONTIER seminar (Nagoya University)
  • Science Summer School program (Kyushu University)
  • Additional endowment from KDD (1 billion yen)
1997 Basic study for plan to improve telecommunications infrastructure at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji Tenth anniversary event (Internet home page contest)
1998 Absorbed International Satellite Communication Society, Inc. (ISCS) Begin cultural ecology research (until 2001)
2000 Basic fund increased to 990 million yen Head office relocation (to 2-3-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
2002 Verification test for Asia Frontier Satellite
  • Begin independent survey research (until 2005)
  • Begin Japan-Thailand remote education lectures (until 2004)
2003 Dispatch of short-term ITU expert for rural communications project in Bhutan
  • Award program (targeting outstanding ICF researchers)
  • Head office relocation (to 2-3-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
  • Fifteenth anniversary event (ICF Classic Special)
2005
  • Start of Vietnam North-South optical-fiber submarine cable construction (continuing)
  • First charity concert (support for education in Cambodia)
2006
  • Head office relocation (to Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
  • Start of Mekong regional trunk communications network construction in Cambodia (continuing)
  • Start training course for engineers planning to sit for Mobile System Technologies Certification exams, recognized by MCPC (Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium)
Head office relocation (to 2-16-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
2008 WINDS (Wideband InterNetworking engineering test and Demonstration Satellite) KIZUNA> multicast test
  • Twentieth anniversary event (Workshop/Symposium)
2009 Head office relocation (to 2-28-8 Hon-Komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) Head office relocation (to 2-28-8 Hon-Komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)