Establishment of KDDI SmartDrone Inc.

January 28,2022

KDDI Corporation

~Contribute to resolve social issues by providing new value through drones~

KDDI established a consolidated subsidiary (wholly owned subsidiary) "KDDI SmartDrone Inc." (hereinafter; "KDDI Smart Drone") on January 27, 2022, and will succeed KDDI's drone business on April 1, 2022.

In recent years, expectations have been rising for using drones as a solution for social issues such as labor shortages due to the decline in the working-age population.
In addition, the drone business environment is changing due in part to the updating of legal systems. Amid this situation, to resolve such social issues and respond quickly to changes in its environment, KDDI Smart Drone has been established.

KDDI began its initiatives aimed at commercializing drones in 2016. By controlling drones using 4G LTE and other mobile telecommunications technologies, we have built up services that realize safe remote and long-distance flights. By succeeding the drone business to KDDI Smart Drone, we aim to realize new drone-based businesses by using 4G LTE / 5G, and provide dynamic drone services to meet customer needs in various fields such as inspection, logistics, monitoring, agriculture, and surveying.

■Outline of KDDI SmartDrone
  • (1)
    Name: KDDI SmartDrone Inc.
  • (2)
    Location of the Head Office: 1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • (3)
    Summary of Business: Drone business
  • (4)
    Stated Capital: 250 million yen
  • (5)
    Date of Establishment: January 27, 2022 (starting date of the business: April 1, 2022 to be scheduled)
  • (6)
    Shareholder: KDDI Corporation 100%

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