NTT Europe Ltd

NTT Europe Expands its Global IP Network into Eastern Europe

LONDON, BUDAPEST, BUCHAREST & SOFIA, Bulgaria, November 18, 2011 (ots/PRNewswire) -- ?

NTT Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation [http://www.ntt.com/index-e.html] (NTT Com), today announced that it has expanded the reach of NTT Communications' Tier 1 Global IP Network in Europe with new Points of Presence (PoP) locations in Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia. The new global IP network PoPs enable NTT Europe to better service ISPs and content networks with access to its high-capacity, reliable and efficient network.

"Eastern Europe is an ideal location to establish new global IP network PoPs with many opportunities for companies looking to increase their global footprint and drive the market forward," said Clive Hamilton, Head of NTT Europe's Global IP Network business unit. "We look forward to working with local carriers to deepen our commitment to the region's telecommunications industry by expanding network accessibility and capabilities between Eastern Europe and the rest of the world."

As a strong emerging market, Eastern Europe offers valuable opportunities to the global IP transit industry, and the new Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia PoPs will directly enable not only the growth of the local market but also the ability for global players to effectively and efficiently connect to Eastern European infrastructure. NTT Europe's investment in the new global IP network PoPs follows several years of working closely with Eastern European companies to identify how best to help them meet broadband growth demands.

"The Eastern European telecommunications sector is quickly becoming a crucial part of the worldwide market, so it's an optimum time for NTT Europe to leverage the NTT Communications Global IP Network to provide a stable and dependable infrastructure to meet the broadband demands of service providers and consumers in the area," said Hamilton. "Together, through the deployment of these Points of Presence, we are directly enabling the continued growth of the Eastern European markets."

NTT Europe directly connects telecommunications companies, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), content providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and enterprises to major markets around the world via NTT Communications' Tier-1 IP Backbone Network. The NTT Communications network provides high-volume data transport at a complete range of commercial-strength bandwidth options, utilizing the most advanced technologies to provide fast, efficient and accurate data transport. The network, which supports both IPv4 and IPv6, was one of the core networks for this June's World IPv6 Day trial.

About NTT Europe

NTT Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of NTT Communications which is the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT Europe is responsible for business in the EMEA market and provides a world-class Tier-1 Internet backbone, secure closed networks, security, system integration, network and application management, managed hosting and global content delivery services with partner companies globally. For additional information, please visit http://www.eu.ntt.com.

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications' extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar(TM) Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP Backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centres in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit http://www.ntt.com.

Contact:

Media enquiries: Chris Rayner, NTT Europe, Tel:
+44(0)203-217-1446, Email: chris.rayner@ntt.eu



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