LONDON, 14th June, 2012 – NTT Communications, part of the NTT Group, announced today it has extended its Tier 1 Global IP Network into Milan, Italy, to meet growing customer demands.
The new point of presence (PoP), in Infracom’s Via Caldera data center complex in Milan, is an important, strategic node for NTT Communications’ natural expansion into Central Europe. While the extended infrastructure will provide a local PoP for customers in this area, it also acts as an aggregation point for customers in the wider areas such as the Middle Eastern region and Africa.
Clive Hamilton, Head of NTT Europe’s Global IP Network business unit says “Italy is a new market for NTT’s IP services so it’s an exciting time - Milan is a key hub and the Infracom facility is best positioned to provide connectivity to our customers. From a wider perspective, it also acts as an aggregation point for the Middle East and Africa so is a means of us reaching customers outside of Italy and the wider internet community as well.” Hamilton adds, “Last year, we extended our network into the Balkans region, which has proved to be a great success. This strategy of building POP’s to get closer to our customers will continue throughout the year.
Throughout 2011, NTT Communications opened six PoPs including Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest and Sofia.
Massimo Lippi, General Director of Infracom said “We’re delighted to welcome NTT communications as a new partner into the Caldera data centre, which we are sure would be a valuable support to enhance NTT growth strategies in Italy. The Infracom Telehouse plays a key role for over 120 ISPs and carriers presently hosted in the Telehouse, providing direct interconnections to Italian and international carriers operating on the Italian market.”
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 centres 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 Infracom Italia
Infracom is a leading Italian Telecommunication and Data Center operator. Based in Verona with branches throughout Italy including Milan, Florence and Rome, Infracom offers an extensive range of TLC and IT services to over 10,000 clients. Infracom manages 4 data centers in Northern and Southern Italy totaling more than 5,000 sqm available floor; Milan data center is the largest with 3,000 sqm and hosts Infracom Telehouse, one of the largest private Telehouse in Europe, and a key access point to the Internet Backbone, directly connected to the main Italian exchange points and to the AMSIX in Amsterdam Infracom’s assets include a 9,000 fiber optics Network and cable link across Italy with Metropolitan Area Networks in 40 cities.