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April 20, 2009

NTT America and AHCIET Host Premier Event on Asia-Pacific and Latin American Telecom Relations

Powerhouses of Carrier Community Meet in Miami to Network, Negotiate New Business

New York, NY – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a global IP network services provider, and AHCIET, a non-profit organization representing more than 50 Latin American and Spanish telecommunications companies, today announced that the XXV Reunion Iberoamericana de Tráfico Internacional will be held April 28th-30th, 2009 at the JW Marriott Hotel Miami in Miami, Florida. Influential telecoms executives from the global carrier community, as well as C-level executives, vice presidents and directors from network operators and content providers, will gather to discuss Asia-Pacific and Latin American Traffic Relations and other topics of interest to AHCIET’s executive-level constituency. The Miami meeting marks the first time this biannual event will be held in the United States. Registration for the event is open and available online at www.ahciet.net/agenda/evento.aspx.

“The Latin American market is making tremendous strides in the deployment of broadband networks, WiMax and mobile data,” said Michael Wheeler, vice president of Sales and Business Development for NTT America. “As content providers would like access to these viewers, they are continuing to expand their connectivity to the region.”

“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 2008, more than twice the global average.”

The event will offer five in depth conference sessions over the course of two days on the opportunities for doing business in the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions. Simultaneous interpretation services will be provided in English, Spanish and Portuguese during the general conference sessions. Many opportunities for networking have been built into the event including a breakfast and a luncheon, three coffee breaks, two evening cocktail receptions, and a dinner cruise on the Grand Floridian in Biscayne Bay. In addition, time has been set aside for bilateral meetings and negotiations on the afternoon of Wednesday, the 29th, and the entire day of Thursday, the 30th. The event will have a dedicated space with negotiation tables for these important meetings and attendees are encouraged to schedule meetings in advance using the online meeting planner, which is available to all registered attendees.

“The event represents a unique opportunity to understand the international traffic between Asia-Pacific and Latin America, since the event will bring together the most important carriers from these regions to Miami,” stated Francisco Gómez Alamillo, secretary general of AHCIET.

Speeches and keynotes:
• Masaaki Maeda, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc. , will present his visions on the wireless industry, innovative products and current service offerings
• Kazuhiro Gomi, VP of the NTT Communications Global IP Network and CTO of NTT America, will deliver a keynote address on Asia-Pacific & Latin American Traffic
• Tim Stronge, VP of Research, TeleGeography, will deliver a keynote address on the Analyst Perspective: Forecasted Growth and Trends for Asia-Pacific & Latin American Traffic

Conference sessions include:
• The Role of Telecoms Driving Asia-Pacific & Latin American Traffic
o Multinational corporations driving business operations overseas
o Expansion of regional telecoms to new countries
o Lower sub-sea cable system pricing leading to geographic expansion of telecoms
o Rich & streaming content being accessible to wider broadband audiences
• Case Studies of Services Demanding Broadband Networks
o The effects of online gaming causing higher penetration of broadband networks
o Business process outsourcing and the increased demand for bandwidth
o Data traffic growth in mobile networks
• Unified Communications – Everything over IP (XoIP)
o Business models from companies that implemented converged services
o The convergence of fixed & mobile operators and their services
o What new opportunities exist for converged businesses?
o Barriers to achieving a successful transition
o Management challenges for diverse and dispersed operations

A limited number of sponsorships are available. Please contact gsoublette@ahciet.es for more information.

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/index-e.html.

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NTT America Contact:
Christopher Davis
NTT America
(214) 915-1354
cdavis@us.ntt.net
www.us.ntt.net

NTT America Media Contact:
Shannon O’Neill
Subudhi Consulting Group, Inc.
for NTT America
(804) 612-5392
shannon@subudhi.com
www.subudhi.com

AHCIET Contact:
Victoria Terleira
AHCIET
+34 91 510 44 42
victoria.terleira@ahciet.es
www.ahciet.net

AHCIET Media Contact:
Pilar Gascón
AHCIET
+34 91 510 44 36
pgascon@ahciet.es
www.ahciet.net


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