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NTT Com to offer insights on how the 2014 World Cup experience could help the wholesale IP service providers prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games

New York, NY and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – March 17, 2015NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), announced today that it is the exclusive Platinum Sponsor at the Capacity Latam Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will participate in the conference’s keynote panels.

In its 12th year, Capacity Latam 2015 is the largest annual gathering of wholesale telecommunications service providers, carriers, vendors, subsea-cable and satellite companies in Latin American. The conference is expected to draw more than 450 industry leaders from over 150 companies.

NTT Com will participate in the conference program in the keynote panel “FIFA World Cup 2014: What Did We Learn and What Can We Expect Looking Ahead to the 2016 Olympics?” on Tuesday March 17 as well as in the session “How Can Regulation Encourage Further Development in the Latin American Telecommunications Market” on Wednesday March 18.

“Global carriers are facing a unique set of challenges and opportunities in the region. The 2014 World Cup generated unprecedented volumes of data and video content and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are expected to even surpass those record numbers,” said Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of NTT Communications’ Global IP Network at NTT America. “At the same time, Latin American countries are making a concerted effort to lower broadband costs and expand access. NTT Com has the locally-established high-capacity infrastructure as well as the global reach, financial resources and industry expertise to help meet this growing demand for wholesale IP transit in the region,” Mr. Wheeler added.

Since NTT Com established a Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Sao Paulo in 2011 the company has been building relationships with local providers of Internet services (ISPs), content providers (ICPs) and other Internet-centric businesses that want to expand their reach globally, as well as with foreign companies trying to enter this dynamic marketplace.

NTT Com has gained industry recognition recently for its Tier-1 Global IP Network and transit wholesale offerings around the world. The company was named Best Global and Best North American Wholesale Carrier at the Global Carrier Awards 2014. NTT Com was also named one of the top two global wholesale IP providers in the latest Dyn (formerly Renesys) Global Wholesale Rankings that lists the top players in the industry.

NTT Com is a Platinum Sponsor of Capacity Latam 2015. For more details about the company’s participation, please click here.

About NTT Communications Corporation

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 130 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-1 Global IP Network covers North and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania, and provides the best possible environment for 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 Renesys Wholesale Rankings.

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