NTT Communications to Address Wholesale Market Trends and Opportunities at Capacity Latam Conference

  NTT Communications to Address Wholesale Market Trends and Opportunities at
  Capacity Latam Conference

 NTT Communications to Highlight Experience and Global Leadership at Keynote
                        Panel and Technology Workshop

Capacity Latam Conference

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 18, 2013

NTT Communications and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, NTT America, the
global data and IP service arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader Nippon
Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT), today announced their participation
as Gold Sponsor at the Capacity Latam Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At a
time when the telecommunications industry in Latin America is booming and the
region is making a concerted effort to lower costs and expand access, NTT
Communications is proud to provide insight and leadership on the key issues
shaping the broadband and IP transit industry in the area.

The event, currently the largest of its kind for the Latin American wholesale
telecommunications sector, is expected to draw more than 180 service providers
and carriers from more than 40 countries. Conference sessions are scheduled
for March 19-20. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Capacity Latam
2013.

As part of its involvement this year, NTT Communications also is sponsoring a
Technology Workshop on Monday, March 18, focused on Software-Defined
Networking (SDN). The day-long workshop is designed specifically for technical
specialists and will cover a variety of issues related to SDN, including the
effect on networks from a global ISP’s perspective, its  network operations
centers (NOC), personnel and equipment requirements, and the technical
implications on partners and customers.

On Tuesday, March 19, Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the NTT
Communications Global IP Network (GIN) business unit at NTT America, will
speak as part of the keynote panel “Adapting for Success in Latin American
Wholesale” on the challenges and opportunities global carriers are facing in
Latin America. As wholesale business models across the world are evolving,
global IP providers are faced with the challenge of moving from traditional
revenue streams to new models that consider a more competitive landscape and
the adoption of emerging technologies.

“With all of the changes afoot in Latin America and the number of devices and
customers connected to IP networks growing exponentially, successful service
providers in this region will have an established infrastructure of high
bandwidth, next-generation equipment and industry expertise to meet the ever
evolving, growing demand,” said Mr. Wheeler. “Improving Internet services and
bandwidth capacity is not about one country or one city in particular — it’s
about the entire region. For this reason, from operations and sales
perspectives, it’s very important to have direct connections to the area,” Mr.
Wheeler added.

Mr. Wheeler’s comments refer to NTT Communications’ recent infrastructure
investments in the region. In late 2011 the company rolled out a
Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Sao Paulo. Since then, NTT Communications has
worked with Internet service providers, multinational enterprises and
Internet-based businesses to connect them to international markets through its
Tier-1 Global IP Network. As Brazil prepares for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and
2016 Summer Olympic Games, international carriers are crucial in helping to
meet the Internet data needs. These events will generate large volumes of
video content originated in Brazil and streamed out globally.

These efforts, dovetailed with new initiatives to build a major continent-wide
fiber-optic ring, as well as plans to establish submarine cable links with the
U.S., Europe and Africa, could help to reduce the region’s existing reliance
on North America. Down the road, statistics from research firms such as Yankee
Group indicate that telecom development in Latin American nations such as
Colombia, Chile and Argentina could outstrip industry-related growth in
Brazil. Regulatory realities could play a factor, too, as Colombia and Chile
have some of the most open legal environments on the continent.

In the meantime, Wheeler states that NTT Communications will continue to
evaluate possible expansions in Latin America over the next few years,
investing in infrastructure and sponsoring more conferences such as Capacity
Latam 2013.

About NTT America

As North America’s natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, NTT America is
the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications, the global data and IP services arm
of a Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone
Corporation (NTT). With its Global Tier-1 IP Network and strong capabilities
in the U.S. and Latin American markets, NTT America provides world-class IP
networking, enterprise hosting, and managed network services for enterprise
customers and service providers worldwide. For more information, please visit
www.us.ntt.net, email us at sales@us.ntt.net or call one of our consultants at
+01-877-8NTT-NET. For up-to-date news and announcements:
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About NTT Communications

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 over 150 countries, and over 140 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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Contact:

NTT America
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