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November 10, 2008

Latin American Operation of NTT Communications Joins Premier Association for Telecommunications

NTT America and NTT do Brasil Broaden NTT Communications’ International Base through a New Membership in AHCIET

New York, NY – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a global IP network services provider, today announced its Latin American affiliate NTT do Brasil has joined AHCIET, the Ibero-American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Enterprises. This membership solidifies NTT Communications’ footprint in the Latin American market.

Founded in 1982, AHCIET is a non-profit organization representing more than 50 Latin American and Spanish telecommunications companies. Companies join with the goal of contributing to telecommunications development as a basis of economic growth and development. AHCIET provides a variety of programs including a complete telecom information service, training to keep members updated on the latest technology, market and business opportunities and strategies, as well as an ongoing effort to promote the global information society through a variety of events and programs.

Commenting on the new membership of NTT do Brasil, a subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the Secretary General of AHCIET, Francisco Gómez Alamillo said, “As the largest carrier in Asia, we believe NTT Com can bring a fresh perspective to the working relationships between operator companies on both continents. The company’s participation reinforces our position as a key reference association to the telecom sector and we look forward to their contributions in our programs.”

“We are honored to become a member of such an influential and prestigious organization whose goals of promoting - through telecommunications - training, market and business opportunities, as well as the global information society clearly aligns with NTT Com’s role as a world leader in telecom,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, CTO of NTT America and vice president of the NTT Com Global IP Network.

As Internet traffic grows and becomes less U.S. centric, international capacity requirements are building in countries such as China and India and creating additional market opportunities in other global regions. NTT Com’s application to AHCIET was based on Latin America’s growing demand for IP transit services and the company’s current South American customer base, which includes some of the continent’s largest carriers. NTT Com’s participation in AHCIET will enable the company to leverage its global expertise to inform the variety of programs the organization offers for business.

“Latin America is a very attractive market for international carriers,” commented TeleGeography Vice President of Research, Tim Stronge. “International Internet traffic to and from Latin America grew 120 percent in the past year, more than twice the global average.”

NTT Communications’ offers dedicated Internet access services that provide businesses with a balanced combination of performance, reliability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The company’s Tier-1 Global IP Network, among the world’s largest, interconnects four continents with high-performance IPv4 and IPv6 capabilities. Bandwidth options are available in increments from 1mbps to 10GigE and support a variety of TDM/OC and Ethernet last-mile technologies.

About AHCIET
The Ibero-American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Companies is a private, non-profit organization, constituted by more than 50 telecommunications operator companies from 20 countries in Latin America and Spain. With more than 25 years of service to the telecommunications sector in Latin America, AHCIET is nowadays a reference to the sector and a meeting point for the main actors of the market. www.ahciet.net

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 the 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.nttamerica.com.

U.S. product information regarding the NTT Communications Global IP Network and its award winning IPv6 transit services may be found at www.us.ntt.net, by calling 877-8NTT-NET (868-8638), or by emailing sales@us.ntt.net.

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Com delivers high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information and communication services, expertise in managed networks, hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in IPv6 transit technology. The company’s extensive global infrastructure includes Arcstar™ private networks and a Tier 1 IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com 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.

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NTT America Contact:
Christopher Davis
NTT America
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cdavis@us.ntt.net
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Subudhi Consulting Group, Inc.
for NTT America
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