NTT Communications Completes Acquisition of Virtela

             NTT Communications Completes Acquisition of Virtela

Leading Cloud-Based Network Services Provider Becomes Wholly-Owned Subsidiary,
Committed to Transforming Enterprise WAN Architecture

PR Newswire

TOKYO and DENVER, Jan. 10, 2014

TOKYO and DENVER, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --NTT Communications Corporation
(NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within
NTT (NYSE: NTT), and Virtela Technology Services Incorporated (Virtela), a
leading global managed and cloud-based network services company, announced
today that NTT Com's acquisition of Virtela has been completed.

The acquisition creates a single provider with sophisticated platforms and
global network services capable of fulfilling not only current enterprise
connectivity needs, but also emerging requirements for hybrid MPLS and
Internet networks to establish more flexible, secure and high-speed access to
cloud services. Service and operational integration will be completed this
year, while customers will continue to enjoy NTT Com's service quality and
Virtela's award-winning customer support, without any service migration or

"Customers of both companies will benefit from the resulting, enhanced
portfolio," said Akira Arima, CEO of NTT Com. "Leveraging advanced
virtualization technologies, such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV),
features such as firewall, WAN acceleration and SSL remote access will be
delivered from network cloud. Furthermore, these features are automated for
on-demand activation and configuration, helping enterprises save capital and
operating expenses. These features are planned to be available to NTT Com
customers starting Q2 2014."

"Many of our customers and partners request total ICT solutions. Leveraging
NTT Com's broad service portfolio together with Virtela's asset-light
networking, we will now be able to offer more choices and a single source for
all their cloud computing, data networking, security and voice service
requirements," said Virtela President Ron Haigh. "Together, our advanced
global infrastructure enables rapid innovation and value for more customers
around the world while strengthening our leadership in cloud-based networking

Virtela Founder Vab Goel will be chairman of Virtela's board. "Together, the
NTT Com and Virtela team is looking forward to transforming the networking
market on a global basis," said Goel. "Leveraging a shared cloud vision and
passion for innovation and customer support will accelerate creation of more
advanced services that eliminate the complexity and expense of traditional
enterprise network approaches."

About NTT Communications Corporation

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 IPv4/IPv6 Global Tier-1 IP Network,
Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching more than 190 countries/regions,
and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the
global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO

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About Virtela

Virtela Technology Services Incorporated, recognized by more than 100 awards
for outstanding service innovation, is the smart alternative for enterprise
networking and virtualized IT services. The company delivers services via its
Virtualized Overlay Network and Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC)
platform, which enables the transition of branch office networking and
security services to the cloud. Virtela gives enterprises the benefit of
"asset-light" software-defined networking that delivers up to 80% cost savings
in upfront capital and 30% savings in ongoing operating expenses.

Virtela's services suite includes global managed network, security, mobility,
application acceleration and IT infrastructure services.

Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with global support centers. For
more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or

SOURCE Virtela Technology Services Incorporated; NTT Communications

Contact: (Ms.) Akiko Kudo, (Mr.) Kota Yamashita, Public Relations Department,
NTT Communications Corporation, Tel. +81-3-6700-4010,; Jane
Morrissey, Corporate Communications, Virtela Technology Services Incorporated,
Tel. +1-720-475-4012,
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