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NTT America Announces 500G Milestone for NTT Communications' Tier-1 Network

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Transpacific network remains strong despite Japanese earthquake</i> </p>

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

NTT America Announces 500G Milestone for NTT Communications' Tier-1 Network08:00 EDT Tuesday, August 02, 2011 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a Tier-1 global IP network services provider, today announced that the NTT Communications Global IP Network has reached 500 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of capacity on its transpacific network. Reaching 500 Gbps is just the latest milestone in the exponential growth of the NTT Communications transpacific network, which enables NTT America to continue meet the increasing demands of its customers. After reaching 400 Gbps of capacity in late 2010, the growth of NTT Communications' transpacific network suffered setbacks as a result of the Japanese earthquake in March 2011. However, the network was able to quickly rebound as a result of concerted and dedicated efforts from the company's skilled engineers. Today, with 500 Gbps of capacity, the transpacific network is enabling NTT America to rapidly deliver data in a fast, low-latency manner. “The Internet is without a doubt critical infrastructure for our customers today, and because of this, we're constantly working provide the best service possible,” said Brent Duncan, vice president of sales and marketing for NTT America. “The NTT Communications network delivers seamless, worldwide reach to ensure our customers are able to remain competitive on a global scale.” As demand grows for content and services available via the Internet, NTT America – via the NTT Communications network – supports its customers by shaping IP transit bandwidth, delivered over both Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) and the next generation Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6). The growth of NTT Communications transpacific network will benefit customers connecting through Point of Presence (PoP) locations on its Global IP Network backbone in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, providing them a significant competitive advantage. NTT America 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 company provides flexible and fast dedicated access to the global Internet, one of the most aggressive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in the industry and more than 1 Tbps of peering capacity globally. For more information on the NTT Communications Global IP Network, visit http://www.us.ntt.net/about/ipmap.cfm. About NTT America NTT America is North America's natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of a Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.us.ntt.net. U.S. product information regarding the NTT Communications Global IP Network and its award winning IPv6 transit services may be found at http://www.us.ntt.net/, by calling 877-8NTT-NET (868-8638), or by emailing sales@us.ntt.net. Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NTTAmerica, follow NTT America on Twitter at @NTT_America or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/companies/ntt-america for up-to-date news and announcements. 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 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 centers 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 www.ntt.com/index-e.html. NTT, NTT Communications, and the NTT Communications logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION and/or its affiliates. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2011 NTT Communications Nyhus Communications for NTT AmericaKatie James and Cameron Bays, 206-323-3733katie.james@nyhus.comcameron.bays@nyhus.com