New York, NY and Chicago, IL - May 13, 2013 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced its participation at the International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2013 taking place in Chicago, May 13-15. ITW, one of the most prominent global events for the wholesale telecommunications community, brings together participants from around the world and provides the opportunity to network with industry peers, suppliers and customers.
Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the NTT Communications Global IP Network, will join industry leaders on the panel “Redefining Wholesale Partnership Models for Growth and Agility” on Tuesday, May 14th, at 2 p.m. NTT Communications is in a unique position to address global wholesale trends and opportunities, as the company was recently named by leading market research firm Renesys as one of the top 2012 wholesale IP providers worldwide. Two reports from Renesys—the renowned Baker’s Dozen and the Wholesale Rankings 2012—put NTT Communications in top spots of the global IP transit market rankings.
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The Baker’s Dozen shows NTT Communications in a tight race for the No. 2 spot in the ranking, closing in on the leader and widening the gap over its nearest competitor. As Renesys notes, the data analyzed for this ranking is related to IPv4 and shows global scores.
Data in the Wholesale Rankings 2012, published by Capacity magazine in its Wholesale world 2013 yearbook and based on a metric called “wholesale customer base score” from Renesys Market Intelligence, indicates that NTT Communications has climbed from third place on the global wholesale list at the end of 2011 to second at the end of 2012, making substantial gains on the market leader. This yearbook report notes that in Asia “operators failed to keep up” with NTT Com. It also indicates that NTT Com experienced “a strong year of growth in Europe” along with some of the strongest advances in North America. Ranking authors predict that 2013 should be a year where NTT Communications continues to establish itself as a major player in North America.
Naturally, this prediction has Michael Wheeler excited for the future. “We’ve strived to grow our business in a number of key markets, so it’s encouraging to know that our colleagues in the industry are recognizing those efforts,” Wheeler said. “Looking forward, we believe that any provider who can serve an increasingly interconnected world reliably with leading-edge technology and superior customer service will undoubtedly grow its customer base.”
Latin America is other area where NTT Com will make major strides in 2013; in late 2011 the company rolled out a Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and since then it has worked with Internet service providers, large and multinational enterprises and Internet-based businesses in the region to connect them to international markets through its Tier-1 Global IP Network.
Still, authors of the Baker’s Dozen report note that they “see the battle for global Internet dominance playing out in Asia,” and with most of the world’s population and still relatively low Internet penetration, this region will likely remain as the main battleground for wholesale IP providers in the immediate future.
According to Wheeler, NTT Communications is poised to gain even more ground in the competitive IP landscape. “We will continue to reinvest in infrastructure all over the world, and drive towards acquiring more customers in the months and years ahead,” he said.
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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 140 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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