|By Business Wire||
|June 16, 2014 10:02 PM EDT||
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE:NTT), announced today that it will expand its global IP network footprint with a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Bangkok, Thailand, one of the fastest-growing markets for Internet-related business in Asia, beginning July 1.
NTT Com will offer IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack access via its award-winning* Tier-1 IP network not only to domestic providers of Internet services (ISPs) and content (ICPs), but also multinational companies providing Internet-related services in Thailand and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries, including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
NTT Com will leverage its presence in Thailand to strengthen the country’s Internet environment, where a population of over 67 million is driving some 70% compound annual growth in international IP traffic. With Thailand functioning as the center of the GMS, the new PoP also will enhance the Internet environment throughout the GMS, which has a population of approximately 300 million.
NTT Com’s global Tier-1 IP network, a pioneer of commercial IPv6 technology, is the world’s second-largest network among global Tier-1 IP network providers and is the number-one network in Asia*, including the largest transpacific capacity**. Direct connection to this backbone ensures availability to highly reliable global infrastructure that Internet service providers in Thailand and the GMS will use to deliver high-performance, low-latency and cost-effective global access to their customers.
* Internet wholesale rankings published by Renesys Corporation, June 2014
** NTT Com’s Tier-1 IP network and related services won numerous awards in 2013, including:
Asia Communication Awards — Wholesale Operator of the Year www.ntt.com/aboutus_e/news/data/20130624.html
Global Carrier Awards — Best Pan-Asian Wholesale Carrier www.ntt.com/aboutus_e/news/data/20131120_2.html
Telecom Asia Awards — Best Asian Telecom Carrier and Best Cloud-Based Service www.ntt.com/aboutus_e/news/data/20130418.html
About NTT Communications Corporation
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.