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February 12, 2008

NTT America Powers Twitter

Twitter Selects NTT America Hosting Platform for Performance and Growth

New York, NY and San Francisco, CA – Twitter, a leading provider of social messaging services, and NTT America, Inc. (NTTA), a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation and a global enterprise solution provider that integrates networks, hosting and Web infrastructure services, today announced that NTTA is providing managed IT infrastructure services for Twitter, Inc.

The integrated NTTA solution includes fully managed hosting, managed security, managed networking, and a tier one global backbone. NTTA’s SAS 70 Type II audited Premier Data Centers provide an IT infrastructure-as-a-service that is fully redundant with high availability and scalability to support Twitter’s continued rapid growth. Additionally, NTTA Professional Services bring a proven technical team to the solution to manage IT infrastructure issues, thus enabling Twitter’s IT staff to focus priorities elsewhere.

“NTT Communications’ history of reliability and its global perspective were key factors in our decision to select NTTA as our hosting services provider,” said Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. “As Twitter grows and more people around the world depend on our infrastructure, we feel an increased responsibility to make the right decisions for the people who have helped make us a success as well as those who have yet to discover our service.”

Lee Mighdoll, Twitter Vice President of Engineering and Operation, noted, “With NTTA, we can focus our resources on developing software and serving our valued user community rather than on building, financing, and managing an in-house IT infrastructure team.”

“We are proud that Twitter selected NTTA as its trusted growth partner,” said Don Goodwin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “NTTA IT infrastructure-as-a-service enables Web 2.0 companies and their investors to maintain a laser focus on their strategy, get to market faster and preserve capital. It also significantly reduces the cost and energy required to build and maintain an IT infrastructure. By deploying the NTTA Enterprise Hosting Platform, Twitter can easily scale its application to deliver on its promise of reliability to its user community around the world.”

About NTT America, Inc.:
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

About Twitter:
Twitter is a social messaging service which connects people over multiple devices including mobile texting, instant messaging, web browsers, and hundreds of third-party applications due to a popular programming interface for developers. Founded in 2007, Twitter asks everyone "What are you doing?" and routes the short answers in real-time between contacts around the world.

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

Twitter Media Contact:
Biz Stone
(510) 220 2368

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