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Network Upgrades, Organic Growth and Acquisitions All Helped NTT Com Pick Up Best Wholesale Operator Prize

Tokyo, Japan and London, England – December 4, 2015 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT Group (TOKYO:9432) (NYSE:NTT) announced today that it was named Best Wholesale Operator at the 2015 World Communication Awards (WCA) held on December 1 in London.

The WCA is one of the largest awards ceremonies in global telecoms. Now in its 17th year, the WCAs recognize the best companies who are innovative and deliver excellence for their customers. The Best Global Wholesale Carrier award highlights NTT Com’s innovative business model, successful partnering strategy and new technology deployment behind one of the most successful wholesale carrier businesses.

“Network upgrades, organic growth and a series of acquisitions all helped NTT Com pick up the Best Wholesale Operator prize,” said the judging panel, chaired by Plum Consulting CEO Tony Lavender. “During the entry period, the operator expanded its global IP network in North America, entered into new partnerships in Europe and Asia, and increased the capacity and reach of its submarine cables. Recent strategic acquisitions include US data center provider RagingWire, German data center operator e-shelter, collaboration service provider Arkadin, and US carrier Virtela. By increasing its global presence throughout its diversified portfolio of companies, NTT Com is creating new opportunities to promote, sell and upgrade its services. NTT Com’s entry included evidence of many customer wins, and the judges were impressed by the solid testimonials it provided from a range of highly satisfied customers. NTT Com is “a global wholesale leader with strong customer endorsements,” while another described NTT Com as “innovative and forward-looking.”

A pioneer of commercial IPv6 technology, the Global IP Network is one of the world’s largest IP backbones among global Tier-1 network providers and covers Asia, North and South America, Europe and Oceania. It 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 two global wholesale IP providers and the number one provider in Asia according to the Dyn IP Transit Intelligence (formerly Renesys) Wholesale Rankings.

About The World Communication Awards (WCA)
The World Communication Awards (WCA) were established in 1999 to recognize excellence amongst global telecom operators. The World Communication Awards are organized by Total Telecom and their owners Terrapinn.

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 the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide. 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

For more information
Ms Yuko Miyamoto and Ms Hana Tsuchiya
Public Relations
NTT Communications
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Fernando Costantino
Director, GIN Marketing
NTT Communications Global IP Network
NTT America
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