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 support of its ongoing IPv6 initiative with gold sponsorship of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force’s (RMv6TF) IPv6 Summit, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center from May 26 to May 27, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. By supporting IPv6 transit service in native, tunneled or dual stack modes, NTT America provides a flexible and speedy transition path for businesses that need to stay competitive on a global basis, allowing them to take advantage of new applications in every market from entertainment to disaster response, while helping to ensure business continuity as IPv4 addresses dwindle.
Now in its third year, the RMv6TF IPv6 Summit is the largest annual IPv6 event in North America. The two-day educational event and expo will address the current state of IPv6 adoption, what organizations are doing to prepare for the migration to IPv6 and how organizations are already utilizing the benefits of IPv6. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about IPv6 to help stay in front of the technology curve, ensure they have a future career path in network technology and collaborate with others in the field. In addition, IPv6 experts and industry leaders will offer counsel to companies regarding government mandates and business requirements for IPv6 and will provide insight on the proper way to deploy dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) operating systems.
NTT America’s IPv6 Tier-1 Global IP Network has evolved to meet the growing needs of international business. Currently, approximately 20 percent of NTT America’s customer ports are IPv6 enabled and 40 percent of NTT America’s peering ports are also IPv6 enabled giving companies unprecedented access to worldwide markets. The most significant growth in IPv6 adoption has been in Internet and telecommunications, hardware and manufacturing as well as web hosting and web services, all highly competitive markets where it is vital to stay ahead of the technology curve.
“We have long been a proponent of IPv6 and recognize the value of education when it comes to supporting businesses in the transition to the next generation Internet,” said Scott Heller, director of marketing for NTT America’s Global IP Network. “As IPv4 addresses continue to deplete, and more and more applications are created on IP, it is imperative that organizations understand the importance of IPv6 when it comes to remaining competitive on a global basis.”
As a leader in both the implementation of IPv6 and advocacy for IPv6 adoption for more than a decade, NTT America remains committed to sharing IPv6 experience, lessons learned and best practices with other leaders in the industry. The NTT Communications Global IP Network was the first Tier-1 network fully upgraded to run IPv6 and is one of the world’s largest commercial IPv6 networks. Support of IPv4 and IPv6 was a factor NTT America considered when the company recently chose to deploy the Cisco® ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router to scale its Global IP Network infrastructure for leading capacity, nonstop video, power efficiency, robust IPv6 support and integrated video monitoring intelligence. (Note: To view the NTT Communications Global IP Network, visit: http://www.ntt.net/english/about/network_map.cfm)
As evidence of the company’s ongoing support and knowledge of IPv6 and the growing interest by the business community in preparing to transition to the new protocol, NTT America was invited to participate in a variety of conferences to inform, update and educate on its experiences. The conferences included:
· In January, NTT America took part in a panel entitled “IPv6--The Next Big Bail Out: Will IPv6 Save the Internet?” at PTC’10 in Honolulu
· In February, NTT America spoke at APAN 29 in Sydney, Australia highlighting real world IPv6 Commercial Applications
· In May, NTT America participated on the “IPv6: Reality Check” panel with other industry leaders including Comcast, ARIN and the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory at FutureNet 2010 in Boston
For details on the RMv6TF IPv6 Summit and registration, visit: http://www.rmv6tf.org/IPv6Summit.htm
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.us.ntt.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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