Sumitomo Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation and NEC Corporation Win the 42nd ITU-AJ Award, International Cooperation

  Sumitomo Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation and NEC Corporation Win
  the 42nd ITU-AJ Award, International Cooperation Field Accomplishment Prize

- Contributing to improvements in Myanmar’s communication network through the
              provision of leading edge transmission equipment -

Business Wire

TOKYO -- May 15, 2014

Sumitomo Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation and NEC Corporation have
today been awarded the 42nd International Telecommunication Union -
Association of Japan (ITU-AJ) Award (International Cooperation Field
Accomplishment), by the ITU-AJ for contributions to the “Project for Urgent
Improvement of Communication Networks” in Myanmar.
This project was completed in January 2014 and marks the first infrastructure
construction project to utilize overseas development assistance from Japan
following the Japanese government’s change in economic cooperation policy with
Myanmar from 2012.

In this project, Sumitomo Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation, and NEC
Corporation, formed a consortium to install the equipment necessary for
supporting communication infrastructure and improving the environment for
accessing the internet.

As a result of building this communication infrastructure, there has been a
significant improvement in the infrastructure that supports economic activity
and daily life in Myanmar. This communications infrastructure has already
delivered smooth telecommunications for the 27th SEA Games, which took place
in Myanmar in December 2013. Moreover, Myanmar holds the chairmanship of ASEAN
for 2014, hosting a wide range of international conferences and capitalizing
on its newly implemented communications infrastructure.

Looking to the future, Sumitomo Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation
and NEC Corporation aim to continue contributing to the development of
Myanmar’s communication infrastructure as part of elevating the country’s
international presence and expanding new social and business opportunities.

About Sumitomo Corporation
Sumitomo Corporation is a leading general trading company, headquartered in
Tokyo, Japan, with 116 locations in 65 countries and 24 domestic locations.
The Sumitomo Corporation Group consists of nearly 800 companies and more than
70,000 personnel, and its business is continuously expanding into a diverse
range of products and services. Its core business units are Metal Products;
Transportation & Construction Systems; Environment & Infrastructure; Media,
Network, Lifestyle Related Goods & Services; and Mineral Resources, Energy,
Chemical & Electronics.
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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 196 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. | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies
that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a
combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s
experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex
and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of
expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and
society. For more information, visit NEC at


Sumitomo Corporation Press Contact (Japan):
Sumitomo Corporation
Yosuke Yamawaki, +81-3-5166-5607
NTT Communications Press Contact (Japan):
NTT Communications Corporation
Kouta Yamashita / Yuta Imae, +81-3-6700-4010
NEC Press Contacts (Japan):
NEC Corporation
Seiichiro Toda,+81-3-3798-6511
Joseph Jasper, +81-3-3798-6511
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