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December 21, 2009

NTT America Continues Leverage of Technology and Infrastructure Assets for Global Business Growth

Management Team, Global Expansion and Speaking Initiatives Emphasized

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 the company’s progress in supporting international and domestic customer expansion in the second half of 2009. With an emphasis on cloud computing and converged communications, NTT America also participated in a variety of conferences to advance key technology and business areas, such as IPv6 and Central and Latin American market development and announced several management promotions in anticipation of continued growth.

As cloud computing continues to dominate the enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) landscape, the company goal is to help accelerate the adoption of enterprise cloud computing by powering OpSource Cloud™, a cloud solution bringing together the flexibility, availability and community of the public cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise requires, through NTT America’s secure data centers and Tier-1 global IP network.

In addition, the company completed a series of significant promotions to strengthen its business objectives. Kazuhiro Gomi was appointed chief operating officer (COO) on June 1 and leads the Global IP Network (GIN) Business Unit as well as the newly formed Enterprise Solutions Business Unit (ESBU). Michael Wheeler succeeds Mr. Gomi as vice president of GIN and takes on responsibilities for customers, engineering and finance for the business unit. Also, industry veteran Doug Junkins took on the role of chief technology officer (CTO), and is now responsible for maintaining and advancing the company’s technical leadership.

“The changes in the market over the last 24 months, including both technology and economic challenges, have put NTT America in a position to leverage our complete portfolio of business and infrastructure assets for our customers and our company,” said Michael Wheeler, vice president of the Global IP Network for NTT America. “We are pleased to have been able to make considerable progress in supporting enterprise application trends, sharing our experiences with and benefits of leading edge technologies, expanding our customer and support base in Central and Latin America and building a strong management team to ensure our ability to execute on our goals.”

Speaking Initiatives Overview
Over the last six months, company executives have spoken on critical business and technical issues for the development and deployment of the next generation Internet. Highlights include:

Keynotes
o At the CTO Telecom Summit 2009, Kazuhiro Gomi, NTT America’s COO, discussed challenges and opportunities around the dramatic increase in worldwide demand for Internet access and shared his insights on managing global network infrastructure for success.
o Mr. Gomi also delivered the keynote address for Enterprise Networking (ENTNET) 2009, a long-running conference organized under the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) at IEEE GLOBECOM 2009, where he covered the importance of an international point of view on business, what countries will have the most impact on demand creation and how network security will continue to play a critical role in growth.

International Business
o In October, at SUPERCOMM 2009, Mr. Gomi presented NTT America’s perspectives on navigating international trends in business and technology, including the growing number of Internet-enabled devices, variety of web applications for business and consumers and the need for unifying communications across platforms.
o Michael Wheeler, vice president of the Global IP Network for NTT America, spoke about the company’s experience in the Latin American market on the topic of “Liberalisation and New Opportunities in the Central American Wholesale Markets,” at Capacity Central America 2009.
o Mr. Wheeler also spoke at the XXVI Reunión Iberoamericana Tráfico Internacional in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He covered the challenges and opportunities in the Latin American wholesale market created by broadband subscriber uptake and how NTT America can leverage the international business, financial, technology and geographic assets of the NTT Communications Global IP Network to help Latin American telecommunications and cable companies stay competitive as they rapidly add new customers and deliver new services to support growth and additional revenue opportunities.

Technology
o At Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo Americas 2009, a premier event covering the topic of carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in North America, Doug Junkins, NTT America’s CTO, offered his perspective on next-gen Ethernet wholesale and retail services and how abundant bandwidth and choice offered by next-gen carrier Ethernet is transforming the data communications landscape, unleashing business productivity, and helping enterprises become more flexible in dealing with today’s on-demand business challenges.
o NTT America’s Director of Product Engineering, Cody Christman, delivered a presentation during the IPv6 Forum, a Business Forum at IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 hosted by the IPv6 Forum, on real-world IPv6 deployment and commercial applications at NTT America.
o The company continued support of its ongoing IPv6 initiative with a gold sponsorship of the first annual IPv6 technology conference hosted by The Texas IPv6 Task Force at The Planet offices in Houston, Texas. Mr. Christman spoke on applications and implementations of IPv6 for the next generation Internet.
o NTT America was a gold sponsor for Network World’s IT Roadmap Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia and Seattle, Washington, with a focus on giving key regions of the US access to direct connections to major markets around the world through its Global Tier 1 IP Backbone (NTT Communications Global IP Network). The network is one of the largest internet backbones in the world, circumnavigating the globe, and deployed in the current Internet Protocol IPv4 and the next generation Internet Protocol IPv6. (Note: To view the NTT Communications Global IP Network, visit:
www.ntt.net/english/about/network_map.cfm).

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


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