NTT Communications Chooses LuxConnect to Expand Tier-1 Global IP Network to Luxembourg

  NTT Communications Chooses LuxConnect to Expand Tier-1 Global IP Network to
  Luxembourg

New PoP Expands NTT Com’s Footprint into One of the Fastest-Growing Markets in
                                    Europe

Business Wire

LONDON & BETTEMBOURG, Luxembourg -- February 27, 2014

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm
of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE:NTT), announced today that it
has expanded its global IP network footprint with a new point-of-presence
(PoP) in Luxembourg, one of the fastest-growing markets for Internet-related
business in Europe. NTT Com will provide IPv4/IPv6 dual stack access via its
extensive Tier-1 IP network not only to domestic providers of Internet
services (ISPs) and content (ICPs), but also foreign companies providing
Internet-related services in that market. NTT Com will deploy the new IP PoP
at LuxConnect’s DC2, a 21,000-square-meter, Tier IV facility located in
Bissen, Luxembourg. The PoP will be ready for customer service by the end of
March 2014.

Luxembourg occupies a highly strategic position in the middle of a consumer
market of approximately 500 million people and this unique location enables
low latency access to the most important European peering locations of
Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, and London. Luxembourg is quickly emerging as a
major European content magnet, a consequence of its very high-quality data
centers, a favourable corporate environment, and low-latency fiber routes to
the major European peering hubs.

Simon Waller, Head of Global IP Network Sales at NTT Europe, said, “The new
PoP in Luxembourg fits our strategy to take NTT Com’s network into the most
exciting Internet growth markets.” Waller continues, “Luxembourg has started
to attract the Internet’s largest and fastest-growing content companies and
their requirements for high-capacity, high-quality IP Transit makes it a very
exciting market for us.”

Edouard Wangen, CEO of LuxConnect, explained, “LuxConnect is more than pleased
that NTT Com has chosen LuxConnect’s data center in Bissen to deploy its IP
PoP in Luxembourg. This is a highlight not only for LuxConnect, but also for
our customers who can now benefit from the highly qualitative Tier-1 IP
network and IPv4/IPv6 services offered by NTT Com.”

Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s minister for Communications and Media, commented,
“I welcome NTT Com’s decision to invest in Luxembourg. Virtually all major
Tier-1 IP network providers are now operating in our country. This is proof of
Luxembourg’s increasing role as a trusted content hub in the heart of Europe.
Our government remains committed to providing the best possible overall
business environment for tech companies to flourish on a European scale.”

NTT Com’s Tier-1 Global IP Network is a pioneer of IPv6 technology, provides a
single global AS (2914) and supplies high levels of availability and
performance. NTT Com is the world’s second largest carrier of Internet traffic
and is consistently ranked in the top 10 in all continents (first in Asia).

About LuxConnect

LuxConnect is a private company owned by the Luxembourg State. Founded in
2006, LuxConnect operates three TIER IV design data centers and the 4^th data
center is intended to be opened in Q2 2015. In addition LuxConnect operates
its own optical fiber backbone throughout Luxembourg. As of today, the rolled
out fiber network encompasses 750 km of fiber, connecting all commercial data
centers in Luxembourg redundantly, and gives operators a choice of more than
12 country outbreaks (to Germany, France and Belgium) to interconnect to and
from Luxembourg.

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 leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar
Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 160 countries/regions, and over 150
secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global
resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT
DATA.

Further information: www.eu.ntt.com | @NTT_Europe | www.nttcom.tv

Contact:

NTT Communications
Global IP Network
Fernando Costantino, +1-425-250-7051
fcostantino@us.ntt.net
 
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