In the land of wacky vending machines, Japan’s NTT introduces a practical one for SIM cards

JapanUnless this is your first day on the internet, you’re probably aware that Japan is home to some of the most bizarre vending machines on the planet. Canned bread, “used” panties, and pretty much anything in between are just a few coins away. While there’s no lack of WTF in the world of Japanese vending machines, some of the quirky stuff is far from practical. NTT Communications, a division of Japanese telecommunications conglomerate NTT, may have introduced one of the most practical vending machines since the original cold drink dispenser: one that spits out prepaid SIM cards.

Japanese companies demo 40Gbps passive FTTP tech

JapanTwo Japanese companies have combined three key fibre optics technologies to develop a solution that provides 40 gigabit per second fibre to the premises connectivity, in order to meet ever-increasing customer traffic capacity demands. The current generation of passive optical networks provide 2.488Gbps downloads and 1.244Gbps upload speeds – 10/2.5Gbps 10-GPON deployments are rare.,japanese-companies-demo-40gbps-passive-fttp-tech.aspx

Global IT solutions provider NTT Data digitally archives Vatican manuscripts

JapanNTT DATA Corporation, a global IT solutions provider, has made significant progress in its contribution to the project of digitally archiving manuscripts of the Vatican Apostolic Library. In March NTT DATA was appointed to the overall project, which was started by the Vatican Apostolic Library some years ago, and by October more than 4,000 ancient manuscripts were available online. The project has an initial output of 6,000 manuscripts and is intended to digitally archive all manuscripts preserved in the Library, amounting to some 82,000 specimens and 41 million pages.

NTT connects JPX and SGX

JapanNTT Communications will connect the colocation facilities of the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX). The company has launched JPX-SGX Co-Location Direct to this end. This low-latency service for international leased lines will start from April 2015. NTT Com will leverage its working relationships with JPX, SGX and its Asia Submarine Cable Express (ASE) to deliver this service. ASE provides the shortest cable route available between Japan and Singapore.

Dubber adds NTT ICT Solutions to partner network

Cloud-based technology provider, Crucible Gold’s (ASX:CUG) new IT business focus, Dubber, has added NTT Com ICT Solutions to its line-up of system integrators. The Dubber technology suite provides cloud-based call recording and audio asset management. The agreement provides a path to NTT ICT’s extensive enterprise clients and strengthens Dubber’s system integrator network; enabling Dubber’s management to focus on revenue growth while ensuring the scalability of operations in areas of deployment and support.

NTT Opens Shanghai Data Center

Japan’s NTT Communications has opened a data center in the Pudong Development Zone of Shanghai. The facility has 28,000 square feet of data center floor space, room for about 1,000 racks. China data center market is growing, up around 20 percent from last year. In order to capitalize on the market, data center providers providers need local footprint. In addition to normal latency considerations, cross-border network traffic is slowed down further by what is popularly referred to as the Great Firewall of China.

Widespread, free public wifi finally coming to Tokyo thanks to NTT and subway operators

Anyone who’s visited the Japanese capital can probably tell you that free public wifi is few and far between. Once a tourist ventures beyond the confines of the Narita or Haneda international airports, connecting to the web without a local SIM card can become an exercise in futility. Sure, you can usually register for a free one-hour session at Starbucks – if you happen to be hanging around one of the major train stations or sightseeing locales. But if you’re a hipster trying to avoid the crowds and get a real neighborhood experience, you might be out of luck when it comes time to Instagram that #best #bowl of #ramen everrr.

International Law Specialist to Deploy NTT Enterprise Cloud to Enable Global Law Content Delivery

NTT Communications, (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications provider within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), has announced a new global agreement with international law firm King & Wood Mallesons. The deal will see King & Wood Mallesons deploy NTT Com’s innovative, seamless and self-manageable cloud solution, Enterprise Cloud, throughout the company’s newly-expanded worldwide network for website hosting and providing a law content portal on a global scale.

Japanese tech giant doing God’s work in the Vatican

Earlier this year, Tokyo-based IT services provider NTT Data was selected to aid in the construction, storage, and safekeeping of a digital archive for the Vatican Apostolic Library. NTT Data, a subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications giant NTT, on Monday announced that it had successfully launched a new application for viewing more than 400 digitized manuscripts on the library’s free website.

Messaging app Line to dip toes in financial service industry

Line, the messaging app with nearly 500 million registered users worldwide, is starting a new service in its home base of Japan. Nikkei is reporting  that the company intends to help customers track their personal finances by spring 2015. If a user adds his or her bank’s official account to the friend list and verifies a bank account, they will receive notices from that bank when money is deposited or withdrawn. Users will also be able to confirm the current amount of cash in the account at any given time.

NTT America introduces new cloud, IP, data center indirect channel partner program

NTT America’s Global Solution and Data Center Services business unit is taking advantage of this week’s Cloud Partners 2014 to debut its NTT America Global Solutions Channel Partner Program. The service provider said that this indirect program will allow U.S. channel partners to sell NTT America’s suite of domestic and international information and communications technology solutions to business customers.

NTT Communications Releases Details of Low-Latency Service Used by TBS for Football News Coverage in Japan

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group, announced today the details of the IP connection service it provided to Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS), one of Japan’s nationwide terrestrial broadcasters, for high-quality, low-latency news—both live and prerecorded—of Japan’s national football team during the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

NTT Com Offers Enterprise Mail From Singapore

NTT Communications has unveiled its webmail-based Enterprise Mail cloud service which will be delivered from a newly constructed platform in Singapore. The company said it will be used to serve customers in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. NTT Com said the Singapore platform will ensure it continues to offer highly reliable and competitively priced enterprise communication services for mail, scheduling, file sharing, among other services, throughout the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

NTT Com forms cloud partnership with the Philippines’ largest telco

NTT Communications Corporation has partnered with the Philippines’ largest telecommunication company, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to provide Enterprise Cloud. Enterprise Cloud, which enables enterprises to virtually access their individualised customer portal to configure virtual data centres, is offered via multiple servers in multiple international locations, including Japan, US, UK, Germany, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. PLDT will provide globally standardised IaaS services combining Enterprise Cloud and its own network services for Philippine-based enterprises.

NTT Communications Placed Among Champions in APAC Unified Communications-as-a-Service Providers Frost IQ Matrix

According to Frost and Sullivan, “NTT Communications is positioned in the Champions quadrant, recognition of the company’s vision and performance in the Unified Communications-as-a-Service market. Its ability to offer solutions from different UC vendors in one unified platform that is both highly scalable and flexible puts NTT Com in a unique position.

NTT lobbies Telstra for cloud partnership, as competition from SingTel intensifies

Japanese incumbent telco Nippon Telegraph and Telephone is reportedly lobbying Telstra for a partnership, amidst growing competition from Optus’ parent SingTel. In an article in the Australian Financial Review, NTT urges the Australian telco to use its global network of data centres, which would be connected to Telstra’s own networks. The news comes as Telstra repositions itself from being a traditional telecommunications company towards being a network applications and services (NAS) provider with a focus on south-east Asia.

NTT Communications Named 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Data Center Service Provider of the Year

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT Solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group, announced today that it was named the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Data Center Service Provider of the Year. The results were announced at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards in Singapore on June 25. NTT Com was highly evaluated for maintaining its strong market share in the Japanese data center market while simultaneously furthering its Asia-Pacific expansion. NTT Com’s successful data center launches in Hong Kong and Bangalore were also noted.

NTT Communications Earns Four Awards at Asia Communication Awards 2014

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced today that it was named “Operator of The Year” and “Wholesale Operator of the Year,” and also received the “Best Enterprise Service” and “CEO of the Year” awards, at the fourth annual Asia Communication Awards 2014 in Singapore on June 19. This is the second year running for NTT Com to be named Wholesale Operator of the Year.

NTT Communications to Extend Asia Submarine-cable Express to Cambodia

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group, announced today that the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) will be extended to Cambodia to provide reliable, high-capacity communication infrastructure for the increasing number of multinational companies operating in the Mekong region.

Infonetics: AT&T, Verizon and NTT Bring in the Most Revenue, China Mobile Has the Most Subscribers

Market research firm Infonetics Researchreleased demographics, capex, opex, revenue and subscriber data on more than 450 global telecom service providers from its 1st edition 2014 Service Provider Capex, Opex, Revenue, and Subscribers Database.