Business Wire — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT, today announced its participation as a Platinum Sponsor at the Capacity Asia 2015 Conference taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 November to 2 December. Capacity Asia is one of the leading events for the wholesale IP service industry in the region.
Telecom Asia — NTT Communications’s upcoming Hong Kong data center expansion will use an innovative cooling system design capable of improving energy efficiency by 20% over traditional cooling systems. The tier-4 ready Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2) facility will launch in December, adding an additional 4,000 racks of server space to the Financial Data Center facility.
Business Wire — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia/Pacific” (Magic Quadrant) report*1 published by Gartner Inc. in November 2015, based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.
Telecom Asia — Japan’s NTT Communications has arranged to extend its data center business in the Philippines via a new partnership with local operator PLDT. The companies agreed on a collaborative partnership to provide NTT Com’s Nexcenter solutions in the Philippines and promote cross-selling. Under the agreement, Philippines corporations with international operations will be able to use NTT Com’s Nexcenter services at some 140 locations in 84 cities of 19 countries, in addition to its Arcstar Universal One private-network service, which is already available in the Philippines, the companies said in a statement.
Nikkei — MUMBAI: Japan’s NTT Communications will invest about 20 billion yen ($160 million) over the next three years in data center projects in India. The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone unit recently opened a data center in Mumbai, its ninth in India and one of the biggest in the country. “Indian customers are starting to recognize the value of our services offered around the world,” said Tetsuya Shoji, NTT Communications president and CEO, who was in India for the center’s opening.
Business Wire — HONG KONG: NTT Communications Corporation of NTT Group will host the NTT Global Forum on December 10, 2015 at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. Mr. Tetsuya Shoji, the new President and CEO of NTT Communications, will join a special guest analyst from Forrester Research, as well as global enterprises’ CIOs to discuss the latest IT trends and technologies that will help enterprises define and deploy the optimal strategies for their digitalization journey.
Myanmar, which is one of the last underdeveloped telecommunication markets in Asia, lags behind its neighbours in Southeast Asia. Only few people have access to fixed telephone lines here. Since the first Internet connections were established in 2000, Internet services in Myanmar still remain slow and unstable. Faults due to construction work causes frequent connection failure and are often not repaired.
BUSINESS WIRE — TOKYO & PARIS: NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT Group announced today that it will expand its Tier-1 Global IP Network with a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Marseille, France. Marseille is the interconnection point for eight international subsea cables that link Europe to Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Action is heating up in India with the world’s top names like Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon queuing up to open data centres here. NTT Communications, the world’s largest data centre company and a unit of the $112-billion Japanese giant, NTT, also has mega plans in the country. On Wednesday, the company, which entered India in 2012 with the acquisition of Netmagic, opened its ninth facility spread over 3 lakh sq ft, the largest in the country, entailing an investment of Rs 700 crore.
Business Wire — NTT Com’s Cloud [n] service became the first public cloud in Japan to use OpenStack as core software, enabling it to provide secure, highly cost-efficient cloud services via virtual private networks. The OpenStack Foundation holds both the OpenStack Summit and OpenStack Design Summit twice annually to enable users, developers and operators worldwide to learn about new trends in cloud computing systems.
Telecom Asia — NTT Com said it has completed the acquisition of PT. Cyber CSF, the largest data center service provider in Indonesia. NTT Com has renamed the company “PT. NTT Indonesia Nexcenter” after completing the acquisition on October 6. The acquisition, announced in July, has enabled NTT Com to acquire 7,700 square meters of server rooms in a Tier III compliant data center located in the heart of Jakarta.
Business Wire — TOKYO: NTT Group today announced that it has entered into a premium partnership with SAP to provide infrastructure services for SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a private, secure cloud fully managed by SAP and supported by global partners, and is offered for companies that run mission-critical applications in the cloud.
Fierce Telecom — NTT Communications continues to scale the speed of its global network, announcing that the capacity on its Japan to United States route surpassed 1 Tbps this month. The service provider claims this marks the first time a Japan-U.S. network reached that speed. By having this new capacity on hand, NTT said it will be able to support the forecast demand for capacity that it expects to see double over the next two years due to the growing number of Internet users on mobile smartphones and tablets and the growing adoption of broadband.
Business Wire — TOKYO: NTT Com, the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, announced today it will greatly expand Microsoft Dynamics AX on Enterprise Cloud, the cloud-based ERP solution provided on NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud service. New features will be available by October 1 and include additional templates for five types of industries/purposes, strengthened support for deployment in 12 Asian countries/regions, and compatibility with hybrid clouds.
Info World — NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services’ public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect. The more dependent enterprises become on public clouds, the more dependent they become on a network connection that doesn’t falter. Inconsistent Internet performance has become an impediment to widespread cloud adoption, according to NTT.
Network Aasia — Integration of cloud, data center and network assets riding onsoftware-defined networks and virtualization technology will be the biggest trend to happen in the next few years. Networking vendors and service providers, such as NTT Com Asia, have recognized that the NFV and SDN trend is imminent and have begun incorporating these new technologies as complementary capabilities to their existing platforms, thus driving more innovations.
Telecom Asia — Major telecom and ICT companies including PT Telkom Indonesia, PT Indosat and XL Axiata have all registered to take part in a bid for a $246.7 million fiber project in Indonesia. All told 27 companies have signed up to take part in the bid for the Palapa Ring II cable project, which will involve rolling out 8,395km of subsea cable in the nation, Deal Street Asia reported.
ZDNet — NTT Communications has released its results for the second quarter of 2015, with the Japanese telco giant reporting net income of 16.7 billion yen ($134.2 million) — plummeting 25.7 percent, or 5.8 billion yen, from the 22.4 billion yen reported during same period last year. The company’s operating revenues rose by 5.6 percent year on year, however, from 296.2 billion yen last year to 312.9 billion yen ($2.5 billion) in the quarter ended June 30, 2015.
Telecom Asia — NTT Communications has established a new IoT office to allow enterprises to take advantage of the company’s secure global IoT environment. The office will supply application platforms that store, visualize and analyze data collected from IoT devices. The company said it will provide a global network directly connected with its cloud and data centers for the IoT solutions, and users will be able to choose where to store their data among around 130 data centers worldwide.
CRN — Telecom master agent and connectivity services distributor World Telecom Group (WTG) is expanding its cloud horizons, starting with an expanded partnership with NTT America, a subsidiary of global telecom behemoth NTT Communications. Vince Bradley, CEO of Malibu, Calif.-based WTG, said the blockbuster deal opens the door for WTG partners to expand globally into geographic markets that up until now have been unavailable to most of them, such as Asia and South America.