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November 02, 2009

NTT America Announces Appointment of Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Industry Veteran Mr. Doug Junkins to Advance Company’s Technical Vision

New York, NY – NTT America, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a Tier-1 global IP network services provider, today announced the appointment of Doug Junkins as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mr. Junkins will succeed Kazuhiro Gomi who was named COO of NTT America in June of 2009.

In his new role, Mr. Junkins will be responsible for the company’s technology procurement strategy and vendor selection, industry relations and standardization efforts, and overall product portfolio coordination across both the Global IP Network and Enterprise Solutions business units of NTT America. In addition, Mr. Junkins will continue to serve as vice president of IP development for the Global IP Network business unit, overseeing network architecture, tool development and peering relations.

“Doug has been at the core of our technology efforts and assessments for well over a decade,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, COO, NTT America. “The wealth of experience that he brings to the table ensures that NTT America has the best leadership to drive the growth of our business in the upcoming years.”

“I look forward to the challenges brought on by this position,” said Doug Junkins, CTO of NTT America. “NTT Communications is one of the world’s foremost information communications technology (ICT) providers, and maintaining a strong technology lead in expansion of the NTT Communications Global IP Network, deployment of 100GigE and IPv6, expanding our Tier-3 class datacenters, as well as continuing to make other high quality network investments, is instrumental to our future success.”

Mr. Junkins transitioned to a leadership role at NTT America when the global IP network business was migrated into NTT America from Verio, which was acquired by NTT Communications in August of 2000. During his time with Verio, Mr. Junkins served as the vice president of IP engineering where he was responsible for building Verio’s U.S. and European backbone network and integrating the engineering and operations of 54 individual ISPs acquired by Verio. Prior to joining Verio, Mr. Junkins was a senior network engineer for NorthWestNet in Seattle where he was responsible for the network engineering of their regional IP network.

Mr. Junkins frequently speaks at leading industry events, such as the Ethernet Expo Americas 2009 held this week in New York and the upcoming 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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.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 Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services; its expertise in managed networks; and its 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.

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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:
Joya Subudhi
Subudhi Consulting Group, Inc.
for NTT America
(804) 612-5393 or
joya@subudhi.com
www.subudhi.com/pr/


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