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April 08, 2008

NTT Communications Silver Sponsor of Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit

Technology Experts Share New Internet Knowledge with Local IT Community

NTT Communications Corporation, a worldwide provider of information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, today announced the company will sponsor the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF) inaugural IPv6 Technology Conference on April 9, 2008 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Attendees of this free one-day educational conference will learn about IPv6 and its benefits from technology experts and gain valuable information to prepare their organizations for the new Internet.

Charles Sellers, CISSP, a Senior Product Engineer at NTT America and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force, will present “Introduction to Mobile IPv6,” at 1:00 p.m. MDT. The presentation will cover how Mobile IPv6 works, what IPv6 mobility can achieve, and several combinations of technologies that can enhance current business models and create new markets with mobile applications.

Also, this week, ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) will host its annual meeting ARIN XXI, April 6-9, 2008, at the Grand Hyatt Denver. In May 2007, the ARIN Board of Trustees advised the Internet community that migration to IPv6 numbering resources is necessary for any applications which require ongoing availability from ARIN of contiguous IP numbering resources.

The current version of Internet protocol, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), has been in use on the Internet for over 20 years and cannot meet the long-term requirements of industry or government. IPv6 provides a vast improvement over the current IPv4, deployed in the 1980s, by increasing address space, providing support for mobile devices, and improving quality of service and data security.

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. In addition, the company 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 federal agencies’ smooth transition to the upgraded IPv6 network.

“Implementing IPv6 does not end with supporting enterprises and federal agencies,” said Cody Christman, director of Product Engineering at NTT America. “Educating regional technologists is a vital component of the IPv6 transition and being part of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force event reinforces NTT America’s commitment to this belief.”

The RMv6TF Technology Conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MDT at the University of Denver (DU) Sturm Hall Davis Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Colorado Research Institute for Security and Privacy (CRISP), under NSF Grant No. 0416969. For details on the event and registration, visit: www.rmv6tf.org/SpringEvent.htm.

About The Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force
The Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force is a regional sub-chapter of the North American IPv6 Task Force. These Task Forces are dedicated to the advancement and propagation of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The RMv6TF promotes IPv6 and works to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. The RMv6TF performs research and development and showcases IPv6 technology and services and shares this knowledge with the public. The RMv6TF works to put on local IPv6-focused events and further the use of IPv6 within the Rocky Mountain region. The RMv6TF is an organization that industry and government can look to for guidance on IPv6 transition information and advice about best practices and solutions involving IPv6.

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 sales@us.ntt.net.

About NTT Communications
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) provides information and communications technology (ICT) solutions worldwide with dedicated professionals stationed in 21 countries. Renowned as an IPv6 technology pioneer and managed service expert, NTT Com offers diverse high-quality IP, Web-based, and managed network solutions combining network management, security, ubiquitous, Web portals/engines, and global services. Its world-class Tier 1 Internet backbone and secure closed networks with over 98,000 MPLS ports, combined with the networks of partner companies around the world, connect more than 200 countries. The company earned non-consolidated revenues exceeding one trillion yen (about US$10 billion) in fiscal 2006 ended March 31, 2007. NTT Com started as a long-distance phone company in 1999 after the reorganization of the NTT Group, and is the wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. NTT is listed on the Japan, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com.

NTT, NTT Communications, and the NTT Communications logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION and/or its affiliates. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2008 NTT Communications Corporation.

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

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

Company Contact:
Christopher Davis
NTT America
(214) 915-1354
cdavis@us.ntt.net


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