NTT Communications and TalkTalk Business Team Up to Expand Broadband Access Services in the United Kingdom
This Collaboration Will Provide Customers with More High-Quality, Cost-Effective Connectivity Options
May 09, 2016 |
London, UK, and Chicago, USA – May 9, 2016 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), and TalkTalk Business, a leading provider of broadband and phone services, announced today that both companies are teaming up to expand and improve broadband access services in the United Kingdom. The two providers will leverage complementary strengths in wholesale IP transit and access lines to expand the coverage of their networks and further enhance the service experience for their customers.
“We are excited to work with TalkTalk Business and provide cost-effective IP connectivity to Points-of- Presence (PoP) in our Tier-1 Global IP Network,” said Clive Hamilton, vice president of Network Services – EMEA at NTT Europe. “NTT Com offers the technical capabilities and reach required to support TalkTalk Business’ growing portfolio of services,” Mr. Hamilton continued. “NTT Com is a trusted partner that can quickly respond to growth in its customers’ demand for high performance wholesale IP capacity without compromising quality.”
Under the agreement, TalkTalk Business will provide NTT Com with high-capacity access lines. “We believe this working relationship with NTT Com will reflect positively on all parties involved,” said Duncan Gooding, Director of Enterprise and Direct Sales at TalkTalk Business. “Due to the size and reach of our network we can deliver a market-leading range of products and services and real business value, enabling customers to adopt the very latest solutions confidently and reliably,” Mr Gooding added.
A December 2015 report from Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for UK communications, stated that 78% of the UK's households have an internet connection of some sort. According to Choose, a consumer information site, the vast majority of these households - almost 90% - get online through one of four big UK ISPs, TalkTalk being one of them. This collaboration with NTT Com will better position TalkTalk Business to meet and exceeds its customers’ expectations in this very highly competitive market.
About NTT Communications
NTT Communications (NTT Com) 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 the leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Com’s solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
About NTT Communications Global IP Network
Consistently ranked among the top networks worldwide, NTT Com’s Tier-1Global IP Networkcovers North and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania, and provides the best possible environment for content, data and video transport through a single autonomous system number (AS 2914). NTT Com is one of the top global wholesale IP providers and the number one provider in Asia according to the Dyn (formerly Renesys) Wholesale Rankings.
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About TalkTalk Business
TalkTalk Business is one of the fastest growing B2B telecoms providers in the UK, serving the needs of over 180,000 business and public sector customers nationwide and working with over 600 partners. We deliver a full range of business-grade communications products and services, including Connectivity and Networking, Hosted Solutions, Mobile, Voice and IP telephone systems. We thrive on innovation, looking for ways to disrupt the market and deliver value back to our customers.
Following an investment of over £600m, TalkTalk Group operates one of Britain’s largest Next Generation Network, with 97% coverage for broadband and voice. Built for business, its network has more than 3,000 enabled exchanges for Ethernet, EFM and Business Broadband.
With over 20 years’ experience providing support to customers, from national retailers to sole traders, and with future-proof, scalable technology, dedicated support, TalkTalk Business provides a full range of connectivity products aimed at making Britain’s businesses better off.
More information about TalkTalk Business can be found here.