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August 26, 2002

NTT America Continues Momentum of U.S. Expansion Through the Opening of Detroit Office

Telecom Giant Continues to Grow Local Markets in Spite of Ailing Economy

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 office in Detroit.

"We have long recognized the Detroit area as a global center of large, multinational corporations - particularly in key industry sectors such as machinery and automotive manufacturing," said David Ryan, Chief Operating Officer at NTT America. Continues Gary LeJeune, Vice President of Sales for the central region, "We're extremely pleased that this new office will enable NTT America to build personal relationships and provide local support to our customers in addition to the global reach and commitment to quality they have come to expect from NTT America."

Headed by Mark Gedman and Dan Cubbin, Global Account Managers for NTT America, the Detroit office will focus on enabling local customers to establish a reliable and efficient gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, utilizing NTT America's service suites that include international data network services, broadband Internet access, VPN networks, dedicated server services and collocation.

"Our immediate goal is to let Michigan and Ohio area companies know that we are now a local presence, and are eager to demonstrate how we can support their critical operations in the Asia-Pacific region, the site of the world's fastest growing economy," says Gedman.

Added Cubbin, "With NTT America's unparalleled combination of financial strength, leading-edge technology, proven customer service and worldwide capabilities 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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