SDN/NFV Innovations Position NTT Com as ICT Services Front Runner

  SDN/NFV Innovations Position NTT Com as ICT Services Front Runner

 NTT America CTO Doug Junkins Presents Company’s SDN/NFV Strategy for Global
               Enterprises at Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- June 16, 2014

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the information and communications
technology (ICT) solutions business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced
Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event (BTE) will feature two executive speakers
from the company’s U.S. subsidiary, NTT America. In a Service Providers in
Action spotlight, Doug Junkins, NTT America’s CTO, will discuss enterprises’
leverage of NTT Com’s first mover advantage in commercialization of
NFV-enabled services on a global scale; address delivery of the most advanced
integrated cloud- and SDN-based network offering worldwide; and speak to NTT
Com’s continued commitment to enhance its enterprise solutions
internationally. NTT America Senior Director of Technology Services Rob
Schrage will also participate as a featured speaker at BTE, joining a panel
discussion on telecommunications and data centers in the time of SDN/NFV
innovation. The BTE will be held June 17-18, 2014, at the Sheraton Chicago
Hotel & Towers in Chicago, IL.

In late May of this year, NTT Com achieved a global industry-first mover
advantage with the launch of commercialized NFV services – initially
cloud-based – on a global scale, powered by the January 2014 acquisition of
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated. NTT Com added four new, on-demand
cloud services including SSL VPN, IPsec VPN Gateway, Firewall and Application
Acceleration – to the company’s enterprise network services portfolio. These
new services, enabled through NTT Com’s pioneering work in NFV, accelerate
delivery of IT services for enterprises and reduce the costs of enterprise
networking. NTT Com’s SDN-based customer portal allows for real-time, instant,
self-service provisioning of the new services with drag-and-drop icons, and
clients can pay-per-use. This comprehensive suite of new services is delivered
out of 50 global data center locations, offering both proximity and the ease
of one-stop shopping for NTT Com’s enterprise clients.

The BTE will feature Mr. Junkins in the session titled “Virtualization
Innovation: Service Providers in Action” on Tuesday, June 17 at 10 a.m.,
during which he will share insight into how the transition to SDN/NFV is like
and unlike previous technology transitions, and how SDN/NFV represent unique
possibilities for innovation/service differentiation, as well as the biggest
industry challenges to SDN/NFV deployment. Highlighting NTT Com’s momentum in
expanding its global enterprise network services portfolio with NFV solutions,
Mr. Junkins will discuss the leading role service providers play in driving
SDN/NFV deployment. Additionally and on the Network Operations & Orchestration
Challenges panel, scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 at 3:45 p.m., Mr. Junkins
will explore operational challenges in implementing SDN/NFV, the different
layers of orchestration involved, and how new operational requirements can and
will coexist with traditional OSS.

As a BTE panelist on Telco Data centers in the SDN/NFV Era, scheduled for
Wednesday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m., Mr. Schrage will address why network
operators like NTT Com have been investing in data center technology for years
to support advanced services and how data centers are becoming increasingly
strategic, as they are used to deliver applications, content/video, and
cloud-based services worldwide. With the advent of NFV and the transformation
of data centers to SDN architectures, Mr. Schrage will explore how these
valuable assets will become more agile and flexible in response to a rapidly
changing competitive environment. In addition, he will discuss how the data
center will evolve into an SDN/NFV virtualized telecom data center, focusing
on business and technology drivers, as well as implementation of
best-practices and principles.

“SDN/NFV are some of the most important communications technologies developed
to date,” said Carol Wilson, event chair for the BTE. “These innovations will
allow enterprise clients to improve productivity and cut costs, and their
applications will make significant impacts across multiple sectors. As
representatives of one of the most visionary communications service providers
in the world, we are delighted to have Mr. Junkins and Mr. Schrage speak at
the BTE and enlighten our attendees on the market impact of SDN/NFV from NTT
Com’s position as the front runner in these game-changing technologies.”

Light Reading, in partnership with leading industry organizations including
SDN pioneer the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), has devised the BTE, an
industry first event, to bridge the gap in the telecom industry between
technology know how and business acumen. NTT Com is a board member of the ONF
and actively supports the organization’s mission to accelerate the adoption of
open SDN.

The BTE comprises a best-in-class conference with show floor demonstrations of
networking technologies and applications that deliver real insight and
tangible value to attendees. The BTE will be a single big-tent event that
aggregates all the hottest areas across the telecom industry – including
SDN/NFV and the carrier cloud, Ethernet, telco data centers, service
orchestration, packet-optical transport, mobile backhaul, mobile network
security, 4G/small cells, service provider IT, content management, and
business services.

                                      
Supporting Resources
                                        
NTT:                                    www.ntt.co.jp/index_e.html
NTT Communications:                     www.ntt.com
NTT America:                            www.us.ntt.com
NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud:   http://bit.ly/1axfEep
NTT Com Commercialized NFV Services     http://bit.ly/1rkO8J2
Release:
NTT Com Commercialized NFV Services     http://bit.ly/1p2ps6j
Press Conference VoD:
NTT Com Commercialized NFV Services     http://bit.ly/SfZHRE
Presentation (PDF):
NTT Com Customer Portal Video:          http://bit.ly/1pZwmXo
Big Telecom Event:                      http://www.bigtelecomevent.com/chicago
Light Reading:                          http://www.lightreading.com
                                        

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
and NTT DATA.

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