May 29, 2008
NTT America Joins World Leaders in European Commission's IPv6 Launch Event
NEW YORK – NTT America, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, will engage with key stakeholders including global telecommunications and Internet industry leaders, large enterprises and policy makers at “European IPv6 Day,” presented by The Information Society and Media Directorate General of the European Commission on May 30, 2008 at the Robert Schuman room inside the Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium. The event will see the launch of the Communication “Advancing the Internet action plan for the deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Europe.”
According to the European Commission, the main goal of this strong recommendation is to promote IPv6 adoption through a wide range of actions encouraging public administration, users and industrial stakeholders to take decisive steps to accelerate the implementation of IPv6, so as to ensure Europe's readiness to face the expected depletion of IPv4 addresses. In addition to this main goal, the prompt and efficient adoption of IPv6 offers Europe significant opportunities to boost innovation and develop a leading role in advancing the Internet. Both the Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) have called for the widespread deployment of IPv6 for the successful growth of the Internet.
“We're very pleased to see the growing momentum for IPv6 adoption as a result of these global recommendations,” said Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.
“Common availability of IPv6 connectivity is first and foremost in IPv6 adoption; in addition, the global Internet community must consider education and training of IT managers, as well as network security during the transition,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, CTO of NTT America and vice-president for the U.S. operations of NTT Communications’ Global IP Network. “NTT Communications leads the way, having fully upgraded our global Tier 1 Internet backbone to run both IPv4 and IPv6.”
NTT Communications Group operates the world's largest commercial IPv6 network, connecting enterprises, federal agencies, ISPs and large content providers like The Planet. In May of 2008, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) featured NTT in the report, Internet Address Space: Economic Considerations in the Management and in the Deployment of IPv6. The company was featured for leadership in deploying IPv6 networks that communicate alerts of impending earthquakes to people in Japan. NTT America demonstrated the Earthquake Early Warning System at the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) Exhibition, held at the U.S. Senate earlier this year. In March of 2008, IDC's Government Insights’ named NTT America to the industry short list of companies having the most influence today on IPv6. The report, Top 20 IPv6 Influencers Working with the U.S. Government, is aimed at U.S. federal agencies. In the United States, federal agencies are under a directive by U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to transition their network backbones to IPv6 by June 30, 2008.
Director of Product Engineering for NTT America, Cody Christman, will speak on a roundtable, held from 11:30 CEST to 12:30 CEST, during the content providers session of European IPv6 Day. Joining Christman on the panel are: Tony Hill of The Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU), Seunghae Kim of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Bettina Kauth of the Deutsches Forschungsnetz (DFN) – Germany's National Research and Education Network, Constanze Buerger of the Bundesministerium des Innern (BMI) – Germany's Federal Ministry of the Interior, and Peter Janssen of the European Registry of Internet Domain Names (EURid). Hiroshi Esaki of the Japan IPv6 Promotion Council will participate by video link. The roundtable will be moderated by Detlef Eckert, Advisor, European Commission’s Information Society and Media Directorate General.
The NTT Communications Group provides IPv6 Gateway services that are available globally and allow enterprises to connect to the world’s only commercial-grade Global Tier One IPv6 Backbone operating in four continents—North America, Europe, Asia and Australia—and serving thousands of customers. In addition, NTT America has improved upon the inherent security features of IPv6 with the creation of its IntelliSecurity IPv6 Managed Firewall solution. The solution complements the NTT Communications Group's existing suite of managed IPv6 Gateway Services, and satisfies the need for increased security for IPv6 users. NTT America also provides IPv6 transition solutions through its IPv6 Transition Consultancy, which supports companies' and U.S. federal agencies' smooth transition to the upgraded IPv6 network with specialized products and knowledge accumulated through the NTT Communications Group's successful commercial implementation of IPv6 technology. NTT Communications Group has been directly involved with the development and deployment of IPv6 technology since 1996.
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.
U.S. Product information regarding the NTT Communications Global IP Network and its award winning IPv6 transit services many be found at www.us.ntt.net, by calling 877-8NTT-NET (868-8638), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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