|By Business Wire||
|June 2, 2014 10:01 AM EDT||
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced it is the host of NANOG 61, taking place in Bellevue, WA, June 2-4. NTT Com has also committed to being a Diamond Sponsor of NANOG, extending its sponsorship support to upcoming events including NANOG 62 and NANOG 63, scheduled in Baltimore, MD, and San Antonio, TX, respectively.
In recognition of NANOG’s 20th year celebration event, NTT Com is providing 100G connectivity to all attendees in a joint effort with other leading technology companies. This also marks a milestone for NANOG as it is the largest amount of bandwidth capacity ever to be delivered to one of NANOG’s largest events, with more than 800 registered attendees.
The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) is an association for Internet engineering and architecture professionals that focuses on the technologies and systems that make the Internet function. Hundreds of network engineers and product professionals from major North American carriers, content providers, cloud companies, multi-tenant data centers, hosting companies, and interconnection service providers converge at NANOG’s tri-annual meetings.
"We are proud to support the community outreach and information exchange platform provided by NANOG and its meetings," says Dorian Kim, Vice President, IP Engineering and Network Development, NTT Com Global IP Network, NTT America. "NANOG offers an essential forum to discuss and agree on technical information and implementation issues that require community support to move networking technologies and operational practices forward," Kim adds.
From IPv6 to 100G Ethernet and Software-defined Networking (SDN), NTT Com is a pioneer in the implementation of new technologies. As one of the world’s top providers of global IP networking, DDoS protection services and Layer 2 Ethernet solutions, the company has unique insight into how communications service providers can deliver leading-edge network capabilities while collaborating and interacting with other network service providers.
"We welcome NTT Com's sponsorship of NANOG and look forward to its participation," says Betty Burke, NANOG Executive Director. "Through its deployment of next-generation services and applications, NTT Com continues to play an important part in helping to support the NANOG goal: 'working to make the Internet better.'"
Among the activities taking place at NANOG 61, NTT Com and RagingWire, an NTT Com company, will co-sponsor the social networking event on June 2.
About NTT Communications
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
NANOG is a community of industry experts that work together for the common good of the Internet. In many ways, the NANOG community serves as the heart and soul of the Internet. This close-knit group meets three times a year to discuss all issues, large and small, as they relate to the performance, accessibility and evolution of the Internet. NANOG is dedicated to improving the Internet for all major sectors (public, private, education and consumer) in all corners of the world. NANOG is a non-profit organization and relies on sponsors to help with costs for its tri-annual conferences as well as managing ongoing communications. Annual sponsors include Diamond Sponsors NTT Communications, Verisign and Google, Platinum Sponsors Netflix and Verizon Terremark, as well as Gold Sponsor Comcast. To learn more, visit www.nanog.org.