KUDO expands to Europe, sets up local infrastructure

KUDO expands to Europe, sets up local infrastructure
KUDO, the language-as-a-service platform for online meetings, has expanded to Europe, providing its technology and services through European servers.

It now operates under Swiss law as KUDO Sarl, with headquarters in Geneva and servers in Frankfurt, Milan, London, Paris, Stockholm, and Ireland.

European clients can now host their meetings in their preferred servers, based on their specific data and privacy policies, with the support of a fully European-based infrastructure and a dedicated technical support team available locally. 

Worldwide, KUDO relies on a global cloud infrastructure. Its new topography ensures the deployment of applications using specific servers that are closest to and favoured by new clients and end-users in Europe. 

Fardad Zabetian, CEO and co-founder of KUDO, said: ”Our European expansion, which started in 2019, is now in full swing, powered by a full-time local team and a growing network of select partners.

“Roughly half of our clients are European institutions, which made the decision quite obvious for us.”

KUDO has seen growth in usage as more enterprises conduct meetings online to navigate constraints introduced by Covid-19, many of which requite multilingual support. In response, the company established a meeting services division to assist with onboarding and training of new partners and users. 

Ewandro Magalhaes, VP of communications and co-founder of KUDO, as well as former chief interpreter at the UN, said: “We went beyond the technology and greatly expanded our roster of professional conference interpreters.

“As of today, 5,000 trained freelance linguists stand ready to service meetings in as many as 60 languages and from all corners of the world, with an average of 100 new professionals joining the ranks every day.” 

This week Kudo also announced dedicated cloud infrastructure to increase security and integration with interpretation hardware.

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