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October 01, 2002

NTT America Expands Presence in the Southwest U.S.

Telecom Giant Continues to Grow Local Market Presence in Houston and Dallas

NEW YORK, NY -NTT America, the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the international and long distance service arm of the largest telecommunications company in the world: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, today announced further expansion of its U.S. presence through the opening of a new sales offices in Houston. This office compliments the existing South Central Region Headquarters in Dallas. NTT America has long recognized these two Texan markets as global epicenters of large, multinational corporations - particularly in key industry sectors such as energy, electronics and professional services.

"With domestic providers restructuring, seeking bankruptcy protection and sometimes even closing their doors, we are pleased to further strengthen our sales and operational presence throughout the U.S.," said David Ryan, Chief Operating Officer at NTT America. Continues Aris Mitchakes, Area Sales Manager, South Central Region, "Our immediate goal is to let Houston and Dallas area companies know that we have local presence, and are eager to demonstrate how we can support their critical operations world-wide with special emphasis to the Asia-Pacific region, the site of the world's fastest growing economy."

Headed by Mitchakes, the NTT America's South Central Region offers customers an exciting choice for their global networking requirements, utilizing NTT America's service suites that include international data network services, broadband Internet access, VPN networks, dedicated server services and collocation. The Houston office, under the direction of Randy Folsom, Global Account Manager for NTT America, will compliment ongoing development and provide multinational corporations with creative and cost-effective network management solutions.

"Global multinationals need telecommunications suppliers that can organize large scale projects and manage their networking interests on an intercontinental scale," added Gary LeJeune, Vice President of Sales for the central region. "With NTT America's unparalleled combination of financial strength, contemporary technology, and intense focus on global service delivery and management, we look forward to bringing a clear competitive advantage to our customers."

About NTT America
NTT America, Inc. is North America's natural gateway to the Asia Pacific, the world's fastest growing market. As a leading provider of global business connectivity, NTT America provides world-class network services and support, as well as unmatched market knowledge that enables companies to expand their business throughout Asia and around the world. NTT America's Arcstar family of services includes managed network services, systems integration, collocation, and 24-hour support as well as a single point of contact for reliable end-to-end connectivity. For additional information on NTT America and the Arcstar service, visit us on the Web at

About NTT Communications
NTT Communications, a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, provides long distance and international telecommunications reaching over 200 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, NTT Communications' Arcstar services operate in about 50 countries and have significant presence in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe. Arcstar global services provide managed data, multimedia and Internet services to some of the largest companies in the world. NTT Communications, with the OCN brand, is already one of the largest ISPs in Japan. Together with Verio, the Denver-based global tier one ISP acquired last September, NTT Communications is providing customers of all sizes in the U.S., Japan, and throughout Asia with a complete range of Internet-based business services - from high-quality IP network services including global connectivity, network management and IP-VPN, to advanced Web-based business solutions, including Web-hosting and e-commerce platforms. For more information about NTT Communications, visit the company's Web site at

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