Financial Express — Data centres are an important part of infrastructure and there are several sectors spurring this growth, says Sunil Gupta, executive-director & president of Netmagic, an NTT Communications company and a leading managed hosting and cloud service provider.
Bangkok Post — NTT Communications (Thailand), the local operating unit of the Tokyo-based information and communication technology firm, has added a second data centre facility in Thailand to capitalise on the fast-growing data centre and cloud computing markets. The 1.1-billion-baht data centre is the company’s third-largest in Asean after Singapore and Malaysia.
MIS Asia — NTT Communications is adopting OpenStack in its public cloud, and introducing a bare-metal option to its hosted private cloud offering. It is also expanding connectivity and management tools for hybrid cloud environments. Japan will see the new Enterprise Cloud features first, followed later this year by the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, the company said Tuesday.
RTT News Com – NTT Communications Corp., the ICT solutions and international communications business arm of telecom company NTT (NTT) announced Monday that 100% of Atlas IT S.A. shareholding will be transferred to NTT Com on April 1. Atlas IT will change its name to NTT Com Managed Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Com.
Telecom Asia — the urgency of low latency in the financial world peaked some years ago, it’s still a significant force and not just between New York and either Chicago or London. Today Japan’s NTT Communications took aim at a different route, that between the financial exchanges of Japan and Singapore.
Yahoo — Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NTT), announced today that it has added a new ultra-low-latency connectivity service between the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Singapore Exchange (SGX). This new connectivity service will offer the telecom industry’s lowest-latency level for international leased lines that directly connect the colocation facilities of JPX and SGX.
Telecom Asia — BT, Orange, Singtel and AT&T are the “leaders” of the next-generation telecoms service providers in Asia Pacific, but there are plenty of challengers in the market. This is according to an annual report by research firm IDC which also said these service providers “demonstrated a strong regional network presence, diverse portfolio of public, private, and hybrid cloud services, comprehensive suite of managed services offerings in the region, as well as a large base of mid and large-sized enterprises, multinational corporations (MNCs), and government clients across Asia Pacific.”
Asia One — Singapore: THE trend of data centre Reits (real estate investment trusts) hasn’t really kicked off in Asia, but it would be “inevitable” in the long term, a senior executive from Digital Realty (DRL), the first data centre Reit to ever list globally, believes.
The Asset — Last month, NTT Communications opened the second phase of its Financial Data Centre in Hong Kong’s Tseung Kwan O district. With more than 7,000 server racks, the complex is one of the city’s largest data centres. Taylor Man, executive vice president of NTT Com Asia’s Cloud Business Division discusses why its location across the data centre of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) is important to clients and what new features the latest phase of the data centre offers.
BUSINESS WIRE — TOKYO: NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group, announced today that it has been named one of the “champions” in the Frost Industry Quotient (IQ) – Asia Pacific Hosted Telephony and Unified Communications Service Providers for 2015.
Nikkei — HONG KONG: NTT Communications has completed the expansion of its Hong Kong Financial Data Center, making the complex the largest-capacity data center in the city and positioning the company to consolidate its top spot in the market. The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone unit currently has around a 30% share of the market for data center services in Hong Kong, with non-Japanese clients accounting for around 80% of sales.
Business Wire — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced plans of extending connectivity of Multi-Cloud Connect to Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365 (“ExpressRoute for Office 365”). Direct access to ExpressRoute for Office 365 is expected to be ready in London from January, followed by Tokyo in February of 2016.
Enterprise Innovation — NTT Communications has launched its Tier 4-ready FDC2, the second phase of its Hong Kong Financial Data Center. FDC2 marks the completion of the HK$4 billion (about $516 million) purpose-built data center complex offering a total of 7000+ racks, which is currently the city’s largest in capacity.
Datacenter Knowledge — The latest data centers to come online as part of the rapid global expansion of data center capacity by the Japanese telecommunications and IT services giant NTT Communications are in Hong Kong and Thailand. The company announced completion of construction projects in both countries this week.
Telecom Asia — Japan’s NTT Com is reportedly planning to launch data services in India, mainly targeting Japanese businesses operating in the nation. Sources told the Japan Times that the company has acquired a national long distance license covering data services in India and is gearing up to commence a rollout.
Light Reading — For NTT Com, the upside of the data center business is supply that can’t keep pace with demand. The downside is the harsh penalty for failure. The Japanese telco has just completed work on the second phase of its HK$4 billion (US$516 million) prime Hong Kong data center, which now offers 7,000 racks in a site covering 70,000 square meters.
SCMP —- NTT Communications, the information technology services arm of telecommunications giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, expects to help reinforce Hong Kong’s role as a global financial hub with the completion of its HK$4-billion data centre expansion in the city’s Tseung Kwan O industrial estate.
Telecom Paper — NTT Communications (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of NTT Group, has signed a new agreement with global retailer Cath Kidston to provide private network, data center, cloud and support services in Asia. Cath Kidston sells home furnishings, bags, and accessories, products for kids and fashion, and operates 230 stores in 18 countries.
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.