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April 02, 2002

NTT America, Together with StarHub, Completes Installation of ATM Network to Asia for SingAREN

Trouble-free installation up and running far ahead of anticipated due date

NEW YORK, NY - NTT America, the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the international and long distance service arm of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, the largest telecommunications company in the world, today announced it has completed ATM network installation for SingAREN, the Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network. Working with StarHub, its Arcstar provider in Singapore, NTT America was able to get the U.S.- Asia network installed and operational far ahead of the anticipated completion date.

"We needed someone who could understand our very specific needs and deliver the unique technical demands that were called for," said Professor Lawrence Wong, Director of SingAREN and NUS Computer Center. "NTT America and StarHub proved to be good listeners, with the ability to deliver a high-quality and competitively-priced solution. It has certainly created new opportunities for an even more powerful and promising technical partnership."

Under terms of the contract, NTT America and StarHub installed a 17Mb VBR-nrt ATM network and a 10Mb CBR ATM network between Singapore and the United States. Now that the network is successfully in place, NTT America is also providing SingAREN with DS3 and OC3 lines within the U.S.

"As international bandwidth is costly and limited, SingAREN needed an intelligent network that could prioritize and limit the data traffic streaming into its international links," said Dave Ryan, executive vice president for NTT America. "StarHub and NTT America achieved this by supplying a competitive bandwidth that supports both time sensitive services such as multi-media conferencing and non-time critical services such as data transfers. With our complete end-to-end management of the ATM connectivity, we have enabled the transmission of voice, data, and video between Singapore and organizations worldwide. It is this cost-effective broadband solution that helps them integrate different types of international communication needs."

About SingAREN
SingAREN, the Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network, was launched by the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a national initiative to support research and education establishments in Singapore. SingAREN continually strives to provide a reliable high-speed broadband infrastructure for researchers and educators in Singapore to link up with their counterparts in other countries in the blink of an eye.

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.

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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