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NTT Communications Expands Tokyo Stock Exchange's Global Reach with arrownet-Global to Hong Kong

     NTT Communications Expands Tokyo Stock Exchange's Global Reach with
                         arrownet-Global to Hong Kong

  PR Newswire

  TOKYO, April 11, 2013

- Allows Foreign Investors to Directly Assess TSE Systems via Ultra-low
Latency Global Connectivity -

TOKYO, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) partners with
NTT Communications Corporation to launch its arrownet-Global network service
in Hong Kong. Leveraging NTT Communications' Ethernet Leased Line service and
ultra-low latency cable systems, including the Asia Submarine Cable Express
(ASE), the new connectivity offering will enable global financial service
institutions in Hong Kong to directly access JPX Co-location (all), the new
co-location service of Japan Exchange (JPX), and TSE's systems for the first
time.

arrownet is a highly reliable low latency network service offered by TSE since
2009 for financial service institutions to connect with its trading and
information systems and also co-location racks in Tokyo. With the availability
of arrownet-Global, overseas financial institutions can now directly connect
to JPX Co-location (all) and TSE's system, thereby strengthening the
exchange's value proposition while broadening its investor pool.

NTT Communications' long-term relationship with TSE, wide network
infrastructure and established track record are key reasons for its selection
by TSE as the exchange's first partner in launching arrownet-Global. In
addition, the availability of this service over the ultra-low latency ASE that
bypasses major seismic locations offers additional assurance in meeting the
demand for reliable services.

Mr Yoshinori Suzuki, Senior Managing Director of Tokyo Stock Exchange
commented, "arrownet-Global enables the global investors in Asia and across
the world to access the JPX market from outside of Japan more easily and
effectively by realizing a seamless connection with arrownet via NTT
Communications' wide global coverage. I hope that straightforward access to
the JPX market will strengthen the value of TSE's IT infrastructure and boost
the liquidity of the JPX market, so that JPX can achieve its corporate aim to
become 'the Most Preferred Exchange in the Asian Region'."

NTT Communications provides end-to-end network solution with its Ethernet
Leased Line service, which connects the clients' systems in Hong Kong all the
way through to JPX Co-location and TSE's system in Tokyo. Clients will be able
to enjoy one-stop services from ordering to network infrastructure design and
maintenance with NTT Communications as the single contact point.

The service will also ride on NTT Communications' new ASE cable system that
connects key financial hubs in Asia through the shortest possible route. This
ASE cable system boasts industry leading network latency of less than 43
milliseconds from Hong Kong to Tokyo and less than 65 milliseconds from
Singapore to Tokyo. Latency can be further optimized by co-locating the
clients' systems at NTT Communications' new Financial Data Centre (FDC(TM)) in
Hong Kong, where the ASE cable landing station and NTT Communications' global
network node are located.

"Our experience, solid track record and ability to exceed the stringent
expectations of our financial services industry clients are instrumental in
this partnership. Currently, we provide network connectivity to a wide range
of financial clients, and we pride ourselves in our ability to understand
their demands on latency and reliability. Our partnership with TSE and the
launch of arrownet-Global in Hong Kong cements our strong industry leadership
in networking and one-stop solution approach on global connectivity," said
Patrick Ng, Executive Vice President, Global Network Business Division, NTT
Com Asia.

About NTT Communications CorporationNTT 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(TM) 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. Further information: http://www.ntt.com/index-e.html
| www.twitter.com/nttcom | www.facebook.com/nttcomtv

NTT Communications' wholly owned subsidiary - NTT Com Asia serves as the
regional headquarters of East Asia, covering Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and
Korea. In collaboration with its affiliate HKNet, it provides enterprise-class
global network, IP connectivity, data center, cloud hosting, cloud
applications and various services and solutions in the region. Please visit
www.ntt.com.hk | www.hknet.com | https://www.facebook.com/nttca |
http://www.linkedin.com/company/ntt-com-asia-limited for further information.

About Tokyo Stock ExchangeTokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) is one of the
leading global exchanges and the largest securities market in the Asia-Pacific
region. TSE is best known for its equities market, valued at US$3.88 trillion
(JPY 365 trillion) as of the end of March 2013. It also boasts the largest
market for Japanese securities derivatives such as Japanese Government Bond
(JGB) and TOPIX (Tokyo Stock Price Index) futures. In January 2013, TSE and
Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) were merged into Japan Exchange Group, the
holding company of TSE and OSE.Further information:
http://www.tse.or.jp/english/index.html

Website: http://www.ntt.com/index-e.html
Website: http://www.tse.or.jp/english/index.html
Website: http://www.ntt.com.hk
Website: http://www.hknet.com
Contact: Tammy Tsui, NTT Com Asia Ltd., +852-3793-0396, tammy.tsui@ntt.com.hk;
Elaine Ng, Bite, +852-2534-8713, elaine.ng@biteglobal.com