TOKYO, JAPAN – NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that it will become Japan’s first telecom carrier to offer multinational customers a voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) service for internal dialing between global offices, including Japan, beginning December 1. Plans to launch other new IP communications services also were announced.
NTT Com’s new service will enable customers to establish high-quality global-scale internal dialing networks on a quick, low-cost basis using IP technologies. Making calls will be as simple as dialing the base (office)’s extension and then the receiver’s extension.
“Global companies have increasing needs not only for data networks, but also voice-related services for both internal and external dialing and fixed-mobile convergence solutions, as well as web conferencing and text messaging,” said Mitsuru Takayama, Senior Manager of NTT Com’s Business Network Services Division. “Building on our existing Japanese VoIP service, we now will begin launching a suite of global IP communication services, starting with internal dialing.”
The service will be offered through NTT Com’s managed network service for enterprise customers, called Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN, which will help to eliminate connection failures sometimes encountered with Internet-based VoIP services. Linkage with existing private branch exchanges (PBXs) and NTT Com’s VoIP gateway service in Japan, as well as billing for calls on a fixed-rate basis, will help to minimize costs.
The one-stop service combines NTT Com’s network and VoIP gateway infrastructure, integrates voice and data, and includes facility operation and maintenance.
Startup will cost just 11,000 yen per base (office), and the monthly charge will be only 4,000 yen per base. The service will be available in all 159 countries where NTT Com offers Arcstar Global IP-VPN services. Payments in local currencies will be accepted.
NTT Com also announced plans to launch three more high-quality global IP telephony services from or after April 2011:
- Unified voice, video, web conferencing and instant/unified messaging
- High-quality, low-cost external dialing and call receiving from worldwide bases, and
- Cloud-based global call centers.
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 reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and 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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