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November 18, 2009

NTT America Sees Opportunity in Broadband Uptake in Latin America

Company Executive Speaks at Premier Association of Latin American Telecommunications Companies

New York, NY – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a Tier-1 global IP network services provider, today announced Michael Wheeler, vice president of the Global IP Network for NTT America, will speak at the XXVI Reunión Iberoamericana Tráfico Internacional, on November 19, 2009 at the Hilton Buenos Aires Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. NTT Communications is a gold sponsor of the event, which is hosted by the Ibero-American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Enterprises (AHCIET).

Mr. Wheeler will offer his perspective based on experience in the Latin American market, during a roundtable of top managers which begins at 9:30 a.m. ART, on the topic of challenges and opportunities in the Latin American wholesale market created by broadband subscriber uptake. The Latin American telecommunications market is being driven by dramatic increase in demand for broadband connections and applications, as well as mobile Internet support. NTT America sees the disparity between high broadband subscriber growth and low penetration rates, based on subscribers per household, spurring bandwidth demand in Latin America. As part of one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, 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.

Last November, NTT America and the company’s Latin American affiliate, NTT do Brasil, broadened NTT Communications’ international base and solidified NTT Communications’ footprint in the Latin American market by joining AHCIET, a non-profit organization representing more than 50 Latin American and Spanish telecommunications companies. In April 2009, NTT America was chosen by AHCIET to co-host the organization’s first meeting in the United States, the XXV Reunion Iberoamericana de Tráfico Internacional. NTT Communications’ participation in AHCIET is based on Latin America’s growing demand for IP transit services and the company’s current South American customer base, which includes some of the continent’s largest carriers.

“We have chosen NTT America as our network partner in view of the extraordinary reliability, flexibility and quality offered by the NTT Communications Global IP Network,” said Juan G. Velez, VP of International Business, Orbitel.

NTT America’s Tier-1 Internet backbone, the NTT Communications Global IP Network, offers connections to major ISPs around the world, with particular strength in the United States and Asia, and to major Internet network nodes and data centers located in key U.S. cities. The global reach of the network allows Latin American carriers and service providers the ability to deliver traffic internationally, which is as important for meeting the demand for high speed Internet access as is the ability, maintained by the network’s 1tbps of peering capacity, to add new subscribers quickly. The network’s industry-leading SLAs (Service Level Agreements) ensure quality of service for customer retention by guaranteeing that the network will be outage free 100 percent of the time. (Note: To view the NTT Communications Global IP Network, visit: www.ntt.net/english/about/network_map.cfm)

Latin American carriers and service providers are facing key challenges of capacity pricing and access as more businesses and consumers purchase broadband connections. With several years of experience in the Latin American market, Mr. David Berrios, NTT America’s manager of business development for Latin America; Mr. Doug Junkins, NTT America’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and vice president of IP development for the Global IP Network business unit; and Mr. Christopher Davis, director of marketing for NTT America’s Global IP Network, will be in attendance to address ways service providers and carriers can contain the costs of doing business while rolling out new IP based services using flexible high speed connections designed to scale with their changing bandwidth needs. Via the NTT Communications Global IP Network, NTT America can shape bandwidth up to 10Gbps, deliver over STM1, STM4, STM16, Fast/Gigabit/10 Gigabit Ethernet, and provision any number of 10GigE ports in a matter of days. In addition, the speed of the network means that NTT America can quickly deliver rich and streaming content residing in the United States.

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
+1-214-915-1354
cdavis@us.ntt.net
www.us.ntt.net

NTT America Media Contact:
Joya Subudhi
Subudhi Consulting Group, Inc.
for NTT America
+804-612-5393
joya@subudhi.com
www.subudhi.com/pr/


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