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November 27, 2007

NTT America Operates World’s Largest IPv6 Network

Shares Knowledge, Experience with Attendees of IEEE’s EntNet 2007

NTT America, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced the company will share knowledge and expertise gained from operating the world’s largest commercial IPv6 network with attendees of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Networking and Services (EntNet) on Friday, November 30th in Washington, D.C. NTT Communications Group has fully upgraded its global IPv6 backbone to run dual stack – both IPv4 and IPv6.

“The new Internet Protocol, IPv6, significantly improves the function and commercial use of the Internet in terms of scalability, security, mobility and network management,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, Vice President of the Global IP Network for NTT America. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to discuss our extensive experience with IPv6 at EntNet 2007. No other provider has a longer history in providing commercial IPv6 than NTT Communications Group.”

The location of the conference in Washington D.C. provides an important opportunity to explore several areas of communications related to the U.S. government and military. In 2005, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandated that all federal agencies enable their core networks for IPv6 by June 2008. NTT America offers IPv6 commercial off the shelf (COTS) transit services on the GSA Schedule 70. The company’s award winning IPv6 transit service is available in native, tunneled or dual-stack modes, and may be procured using GSA Contract No. GS-35F-0322T.

Director of Product Engineering for NTT America, Cody Christman, will present in the EntNet closing plenary on the topic, “Migrating the Global Enterprise to IPv6,” Friday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. ET. Fred Wettling of Bechtel Corporation, David Rubal of Cisco, and Junaid Islam of Piano Networks will join Mr. Christman for the plenary panel, which will be moderated by Latif Ladid, president of the IPv6 FORUM and chair of the European IPv6 Task Force. The session will address the technical and business issues at stake when designing an IPv6 strategy for a large ISP, for a corporate enterprise and for a subject matter expert (SME).

NTT Group has been directly involved with the development and deployment of IPv6 technology since 1996. With the launch of IPv6 transit services in 2001 and the first IPv6 managed firewall solution in 2005 provided by NTT America, NTT Communications Group established itself as the global leader in commercial IPv6 managed services solutions. Additionally, the World Communication Awards recognized NTT Communications as having the Best Technology Foresight for its work in the field of IPv6 in 2002 and awarded Best New Service for its IPv6/IPv4 dual service in 2004.

NTT Communications Group’s IPv6 Capabilities
• IPv6 Transit Solutions - NTT Communications Group’s IPv6 Gateway services 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. There are currently thousands of customers around the world enjoying the benefits of NTT Communications Group’s IPv6 Gateway Services.
• IPv6 Transition Consultancy - NTT Communications Group’s IPv6 Transition Consultancy supports companies’ and federal agencies’ smooth transition to the upgraded IPv6 network with the strength of NTT America’s products and depth of knowledge accumulated through NTT Communications Group’s successful commercial implementation of IPv6 technology to date.
• IPv6 Security - NTT Communications Group has improved upon the inherent security features of IPv6 with the creation of IntelliSecurity IPv6 Managed Firewall solution. The solution complements NTT Communications Group’s existing suite of managed IPv6 Gateway Services, and satisfies the need for increased security for IPv6 users.

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 many be found at www.us.ntt.net, by calling 877-8NTT-NET (868-8638), or by emailing sales@us.ntt.net.

Company Contact:
Christopher Davis
NTT America
(214) 915-1354

Media Contact:
Jamie Renninger
Financial Dynamics
(212) 850-5658

IPv6 Contact :
Joya Subudhi
Subudhi Consulting Group, Inc.
(804) 440-4269

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