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NTT America Achieves Record Growth for NTT Communications' Global IP Network as Capacity Reaches 600 Gbps

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Transpacific network capacity has tripled in less than two years</i> </p>

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NTT America Achieves Record Growth for NTT Communications' Global IP Network as Capacity Reaches 600 Gbps08:00 EST Wednesday, December 21, 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 achieved 600 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of capacity on its transpacific network, making it among the highest capacity networks available to the region. The jump from 500 Gbps to 600 Gbps of capacity in 2011 occurred within a four month timeframe, further, in less than two years NTT America has tripled its transpacific network capacity, demonstrating the strength, reliability and scalability of the NTT Communications Global IP Network to support the exponential growth of Internet demands. The company attributes this record-breaking growth to continued demand from customers for Tier-1 network services in the Asia Pacific markets and globally. “Our deep understanding of the Asia Pacific market, as well as our robust routes within the region, are several of the major competitive differentiators that contribute to NTT America's rapid growth. Our transpacific path continues to see some of the highest volumes of traffic globally,” said Michael Wheeler, vice president, NTT Communications Global IP Network, NTT America. “With its continued exponential growth, the NTT Communications network remains a strong backbone for our customers – from enterprises to ISPs – to access new growth opportunities and position themselves competitively.” The growth of NTT Communications' transpacific network has benefited customers connecting through point of presence (PoP) locations on its Global IP Network backbone in the United States, Europe, Asia and most recently, Latin America, providing them a significant competitive advantage. For example, when leading cloud infrastructure provider GoGrid and its international customer base grew substantially via its global cloud platform, the company chose NTT Communications' Tier-1 Global IP Network to increase broadband capabilities and provide new growth opportunities. “The NTT Communications Global IP Network enables GoGrid, the world's leading pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service company, to provide high-performing, flexible cloud solutions to our customers around the world,” said Bobby Brown, vice president of operations for GoGrid. “We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of customer service, which is why the reliability, seamless global reach and industry leading uptime of the NTT Communications network has been instrumental to us.” NTT America 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, using the most advanced technologies to provide fast and efficient data transport. 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, 206-323-3733ntt@nyhus.comorNTT AmericaScott Heller, 425-250-2495sheller@us.ntt.net