NTT Com Showcases Innovation with World’s First SDN-Enabled Enterprise Cloud, Six New Data Centers and Robust Speaking

  NTT Com Showcases Innovation with World’s First SDN-Enabled Enterprise
  Cloud, Six New Data Centers and Robust Speaking Platform

Competitiveness for North American Enterprises Bolstered with New Products and
     Services, Increased Network Capacity and Global Data Center Launches

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- July 29, 2013

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the data, cloud and international
communications business within NTT (TOKYO: 9432; NYSE: NTT), the Fortune
Global 500 telecom leader, today announced the company continues to lead in
advancing ground-breaking technologies and services that give North American
enterprises a competitive advantage. During the first six months of this year,
the company introduced new products and services that reduce network
complexity, revolutionize virtualization and deliver truly seamless global
cloud computing. The company also expanded its network capacity, added data
centers in key geographies, and continued its commitment to open innovation
through a strong executive speaking program.

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Driving Innovation with the First Ever SDN-Enabled Enterprise Cloud

Leading the way in enterprise cloud services, and building on the company’s
initial launch in Japan and Hong Kong in June of last year, NTT Com announced
in February 2013 the global availability of its pioneering Software-Defined
Networking (SDN)-based Enterprise Cloud with the addition of data centers in
Singapore, England, and Virginia and California in the United States. With
Enterprise Cloud, NTT Com became the first provider in the world to employ SDN
in its global network. Since launching Enterprise Cloud, NTT Com has acquired
additional clients and seen strong interest from global enterprises who regard
Enterprise Cloud as a flexible extension of their own data centers, enabling
them to connect existing private networks to the cloud and gain additional
cost-optimized and secure compute capacity.

Additionally, in June 2013, NTT Com announced the world’s first SDN-based
cloud migration service, on-premises connection, with availability in Japan
beginning in July 2013 and plans for global roll-out forthcoming. The service
facilitates smooth, flexible transitions to the cloud by connecting customer
on-premises systems with NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud via the same LAN IP
address segment using SDN technology.

Six New Data Centers Extend Reach, Recognized by Leading Internet Intelligence
Firm as Top Provider

In the first half of 2013, NTT Com made significant investments in the
expansion of its worldwide data center services, strengthening cloud computing
services for global enterprise customers. Launches and construction of new
data centers in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Malaysia; new data centers launched and
under construction by subsidiary companies in Slough, UK and Bangalore, India;
and a new data center under construction in Bangkok through a majority
acquisition of Digital Port Asia Limited augment NTT Com’s substantial global
footprint of more than 140 data centers, five of which are located in the
United States. These NTT Com owned and operated data centers are connected via
a network of NTT controlled marine cables, NTT Com’s Global IP Network (AS
2914) – a global tier-1, IPv6-ready Internet backbone, and the Arcstar
Universal One™ VPN network. NTT Com seamlessly moves and stores data securely
across its expansive global infrastructure, providing flexible, real-time
access to bandwidth to streamline cost and support the growth of global

In January 2013, leading Internet intelligence firm, Renesys, recognized NTT
Com as one of the top global wholesale IP providers based on the network
capacity of the company’s Global IP Network. Renesys’ Wholesale Rankings 2012,
published by Capacity Magazine in its Wholesale World 2013 Yearbook and based
on a metric called the wholesale customer base score, placed NTT Com second on
the global wholesale list at the end of 2012, up from third place at the end
of 2011, and showed NTT Com making substantial gains over the year. The
authors of the report predict continued growth for NTT Com within the North
American market in 2013. The Global IP Network added points of presence (PoPs)
in Stockholm, Sweden and Barcelona, Spain, further increasing the portfolio of
connectivity routes available for new and existing customers.

“We’ve seen significant growth in our target markets in the Americas,
including telecommunications, and with Internet centric businesses such as
ISPs and content providers, and we’re pleased that our colleagues in the
industry are recognizing our success,” said Michael Wheeler, Executive Vice
President of NTT Communications Global IP Network, addressing industry leaders
on global wholesale trends and future opportunities at the International
Telecoms Week (ITW) Conference in Chicago in May 2013. “We will continue to
invest in our infrastructure all over the world and improve our network
capacity in the months and years ahead to meet customer requirements for
increased bandwidth in support of their global business expansion.”

Capacity Magazine also published newly released data by Renesys showing NTT
Com maintaining the second position on its global wholesale IP provider list
during the first three months of 2013.

The Mark of a True Leader is Open Innovation

At the beginning of 2013, NTT Communications’ executives embarked on a robust
speaking engagement program to spark innovation, leveraging their deep
expertise in advanced networking to educate industry colleagues and peers on
how to best employ some of today’s most revolutionary and disruptive industry
technologies, such as SDN and cloud computing.

  *NTT America CEO Kazuhiro Gomi joined a panel of fellow CEOs at the MIT
    Sloan CIO Symposium in May 2013 and examined the ways he uses IT to drive
    innovation at NTT America and how NTT Com is architecting the Internet of
    the future with its Enterprise Cloud.
  *At the Open Networking Summit in April 2013, NTT Com publically
    demonstrated a gateway between its Arcstar Universal One™ VPN service and
    its Enterprise Cloud. Yukio Ito, Senior Vice President of Service
    Infrastructure at NTT Com, offered a plenary on SDN’s impact on enterprise
    cloud computing. Nayan Naik, Director of Product Strategy at NTT America,
    and Ichiro Fukuda, Associate Director of SDN and Cloud Technology at NTT
    Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT I^3), also discussed NTT Com’s Enterprise
    Cloud during the conference.
  *Also in April, Nayan Naik of NTT America analyzed the evolution of cloud
    computing and presented NTT Com’s SDN-based Enterprise Cloud at the IT
    Roadmap Boston Conference.
  *NTT Com sponsored an all-day workshop on SDN and Michael Wheeler of NTT
    America discussed challenges and opportunities for carriers in Latin
    America at the Capacity Latam Conference in March 2013.
  *Doug Junkins, CTO of NTT America, engaged fellow CTOs in a panel
    discussion on technological revolutions taking place within the Internet
    and spoke about NTT Com’s early adoption of SDN at the Pacific Telecom
    Council (PTC) 2013 Conference in January.

A Pledge to Future Innovation in Silicon Valley

NTT, ranked 32^nd on this year’s Fortune Global 500 and the parent company of
NTT Com, invests upwards of $3.5 billion in research and development annually,
employs 6,000 research and development staff, and earned distinction by
Thompson Reuters as a “Top 100 Global Innovator” in 2012. In March 2013, NTT
pledged its resources to further innovation in the United States with the
announcement of the opening of a new research and development center in
Silicon Valley – NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. NTT I^3 will focus on setting
a new global standard for open innovation in the development and
commercialization of highest-grade information security and cloud computing
technologies in North America.

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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 160 countries/regions, and over 140
secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global
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