Purchase of World’s Third-largest Collaboration Solutions Provider to Enhance NTT Com’s Related Services and Expand its Global Market
TOKYO, JAPAN, January 21, 2014 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE:NTT, news, filings), announced today that it has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Arkadin International SAS, the world’s third-largest provider of collaboration solutions for audio, web, video conferencing and unified communications.
Arkadin serves approximately 37,000 customers in 32 countries, including France, Germany, UK, USA, Australia, China, Singapore and Japan. It was established by CEO Olivier de Puymorin in Paris in 2001.
NTT Com currently offers Arcstar UCaaS cloud-based unified communication services and Arcstar Conferencing solutions for audio, web, video conferencing and other communications services. NTT Com will use Arkadin’s service infrastructure to expand its global collaboration services. It expects to launch a variety of new services, such as a feature to start Arcstar Conferencing seamlessly from within Arcstar UCaaS or Web Directory.
Going forward, NTT Com will further enhance its provision of total communication services centering on conference-related solutions, leveraging Arkadin’s global customer base and advanced capabilities.
- Arcstar UCaaS: www.ntt.com/a_ucaas_e
- Arcstar Conferencing: www.ntt.com/a_conferencing_e
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 160 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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Founded in 2001, Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing collaboration service providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people’s desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of remote audio, web, and video conferencing and unified communications solutions. The services are delivered in the SaaS model for fast, scalable deployments and a high ROI. Its global network of 52 operating centers in 32 countries has dedicated local-language support teams to service its 37,000 customers.
Further information: www.arkadin.com
(Ms.) Eriko Toyota, (Mr.) Yoshinori Nakamura
Voice & Video Communication Service
NTT Communications Corporation
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