NTT Com Licensed to Launch Network Services in Vietnam

            NTT Com Licensed to Launch Network Services in Vietnam

PR Newswire

TOKYO, Dec. 13, 2012

TOKYO, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced on
December 13 that Global Data Services JSC (GDS), a joint venture between NTT
Com and Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications (VNPT), has begun offering a wide
range of domestic and international network services in Vietnam after becoming
the first foreign-capital enterprise to obtain a telecom network license from
the Ministry of Information and Communication on November 26. Together with
sales subsidiary NTT Communications (Vietnam), the NTT Com group is now
offering total information & communication technology (ICT) services to
multinational companies in Vietnam.

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The following services were launched on December 13 based on the new license:

  oDomestic data network service (multicarrier)
  oDirect connection to domestic Internet exchanges (IX)
  oInternet access
  oVideo conferencing and teleconferencing

The new domestic data network service includes local carrier selection. Using
this multicarrier capability with carrier-redundant access, GDS designs and
provides reliable, cost-efficient networks for the mission-critical systems of
enterprise customers, such as services for online games or e-commerce. In
addition, GDS provides SLA-backed network services to consolidate multicarrier
connectivity nationwide.

By combining these new network services with existing data-center,
cloud-computing (IaaS, mail & web hosting) and system-integration services,
GDS now can offer optimal customer-tailored services covering comprehensive
operation, maintenance and support, including various application procedures.

Established in 2008, GDS operates the Thang Long Data Center, Vietnam's most
advanced Tier-3 data center with ISO27001-certified information security
management. The company's ICT enterprise services, backed by unmatched network
stability, realize ideal solutions for online gaming, e-commerce, SNS and
recruiting-service providers, as well as insurance and securities firms and
banks that require data-center services to manage their websites, data backup
and business continuity planning.

Mr. Park Jong Buhm, CEO of NHN Vietnam, said, "We have been pleased with the
high quality of NTT Com's data-center services, which we use to provide
internet services in Vietnam. We are delighted that the government of Vietnam
now has awarded NTT Com a license for network services. This wide range of
reliable, high-quality ICT services will enable multinational companies to
grow their businesses more efficiently in Vietnam."

Multinational corporations' needs for assured business continuity are fueling
outsourcing demand for data centers and other backup facilities in Vietnam. At
the same time, increasing Internet availability and usage is expanding the
need for data centers as communication platforms for the provision of stable
Internet business in the country.

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About Global Data Service JSC (GDS)
Global Data Service Joint Stock Company (GDS) is a joint venture
between NTT Communications (Japan) and VNPT Group,
the largest telecom carrier in Vietnam. Our strength is VNPT's stable and wide
telecom infrastructure combined with the long experience and know-how of NTT
Communications in operating more than 80 Data Centers all over the world. GDS
operations, which make the most of our reliable datacenter facilities and
robust security systems, allow us to contribute to the significant improvement
and development of customers' IT environments in Vietnam.

SOURCE NTT Communications Corporation

Contact: (Mr.) Tsuneyasu Tanaka or (Mr.) Hisashi Nakazawa, Global Businesses,
NTT Communications Corporation, Tel: +81-3-6700-0018, e-mail:
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