TOKYO, JAPAN and HANOI, VIET NAM- NTT Communications (NTT Com) and the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) jointly announced today an agreement to cooperate in providing Internet service providers (ISPs) and Internet content providers (ICPs) in Vietnam with global access via NTT Com’s Tier-1 network, beginning no later than the end of June.
VNNIC, a Ministry of Information and Communication affiliate that manages domain names and Internet exchange points, approached NTT Com to collaborate in meeting the growing demand for access in Vietnam, where Internet traffic has increased more than four times in the past three years.
NTT Com will work with local partners to provide direct connection to NTT Com’s Tier-1 network via VNNIC-prepared infrastructure. The result will give ISPs and ICSs a new option for providing customers with enhanced, low-latency Internet environments and robust connection to content and services worldwide. NTT Com’s Tier-1 IP backbone network offers direct connections to ISPs in more than 150 countries.
The collaboration also will enable VNNIC, an IPv6 facilitator, to provide companies in Vietnam with IPv6/IPv4 dual-stack connectivity to the world-class Tier-1 IPv6 network powered by NTT Com. Strengthened development of IPv6 in Vietnam will represent an important milestone in the ongoing global effort to move beyond the limitations of IPv4 technologies.
NTT Communications Vietnam, NTT Com’s local subsidiary, will collaborate with VNNIC on service provision, as well as provide end-user companies with technical support for transitioning to IPv6.
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.
About Vietnam Internet Network Information Center
Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) is an government affiliation to the Ministry of Information and Communication, founded on 28th April 2000, and carries out the functions of managing, allocating, supervising and promoting the use of Internet domain name, address, autonomous system number in Vietnam (collectively called as “Internet resources”); providing Internet-related guidance, statistics on Internet; joining international activities on Internet. VNNIC’s main tasks and powers: Planning, managing and allocating Internet address (IP) and ASN at national level; Managing and allocating domain name for Internet-related activities at national level including second level domain name under .VN and third level domain names under generic second level domain name; Managing and operating VNIX (Vietnam National Internet eXchange).
(Mr.) Norifumi Egi or (Ms.) Rumi Ogawa or (Ms.) Lina Chang
Global Business Division
Tel. +81 3 6733 8157
(Mr.) Nguyen Manh Thuan
Director of Public Relation Department
Vietnam Internet Network Information Center
Tel: +84 – 4 – 35564944, ext 701