New York, NY – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a global IP network services provider, today announced the NTT Com Global IP Network has reached 300 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of available capacity on the transpacific portion of the network, the highest available capacity of any global Tier-1 network, serving growing international customer bases and providing a cost-effective solution to meet demand for unprecedented bandwidth speed and capacity. NTT America directly connects telecommunications companies, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), content providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and enterprises to major markets around the world via its Global Tier-1 IP Backbone Network (NTT Communications Global IP Network).
The global reach of the network allows a variety of markets, such as financial, gaming, and social networking, in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia to efficiently deliver content internationally through Internet network nodes and data centers located in key U.S. and Japanese cities, offering the best end-user experience for customers as content continues to drive bandwidth needs. The increased bandwidth will benefit customers connecting through Point of Presence (PoP) locations on the NTT Com Global IP Network backbone in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific, giving them a competitive advantage.
As a long-term leader in the Asian telecommunications market, NTT Com’s acquisition last year of Pacific Crossing Limited (PCL), operator of the PC-1 transpacific cable network allows customers fast, reliable and cost effective access to financial and international markets. PC-1 provides the highest quality network services and shortest route between Asia, Japan and the US and the lowest latency across the Pacific. By utilizing three cable systems—PC-1, Tyco Global Network (TGN) and Japan-US (JP-US) – NTT America provides the shortest path for transpacific Internet traffic and enables increased capacity while maintaining the performance and reliability of the NTT Com Global IP Network.
“As international traffic growth accelerated in the last year, global Internet backbone operators have responded to this demand with impressive amounts of new capacity,” said Alan Mauldin, research director at TeleGeography. “Not only did the traffic on transpacific links experience considerable growth in 2009, but average international traffic with Asia grew 80 percent, which was more rapid than Europe, Latin America or the US and Canada.”
As content providers and CDNs face challenges managing rising customer demand for new content and services over the Internet, the performance and quality of the network has become a strategic imperative. NTT America supports this demand by shaping IP transit bandwidth up to 10Gbps, delivered over both the current Internet protocol (IPv4) and the next generation Internet protocol (IPv6), and offering the fastest provisioning of any number of 10GigE ports available. In addition, NTT America provides flexible and fast dedicated access to the global Internet, the most aggressive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in the industry and over 1Tbps of peering capacity globally for content providers and CDNs, allowing them to control network communications costs, consolidate services onto a common infrastructure, and enable more tailored services for consumers. (Note: To view the NTT Communications Global IP Network, visit: www.ntt.net/english/about/network_map.cfm)
“Network traffic growth is not slowing down, especially transpacific traffic,” said Doug Junkins, CTO of NTT America. “Our continued investment in our network infrastructure is a priority that keeps us ahead of the curve when it comes to providing our customers with flexible, cost-effective and high performance solutions to meet their bandwidth needs.”
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.
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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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