LONDON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
NTT Communications, part of the NTT Group, announced today it has extended its Tier 1 Global IP Network into Milan, Italy, to meet growing customer demands.
The new point of presence (PoP), in Infracom's Via Caldera data center complex in Milan, is an important, strategic node for NTT Communications' natural expansion into Central Europe. While the extended infrastructure will provide a local PoP for customers in this area, it also acts as an aggregation point for customers in the wider areas such as the Middle Eastern region and Africa.
Clive Hamilton, Head of NTT Europe's Global IP Network business unit says "Italy is a new market for NTT's IP services so it's an exciting time - Milan is a key hub and the Infracom facility is best positioned to provide connectivity to our customers. From a wider perspective, it also acts as an aggregation point for the Middle East and Africa so is a means of us reaching customers outside of Italy and the wider internet community as well." Hamilton adds, "Last year, we extended our network into the Balkans region, which has proved to be a great success. This strategy of building POP's to get closer to our customers will continue throughout the year.
Throughout 2011, NTT Communications opened six PoPs including Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest and Sofia.
Massimo Lippi, General Director of Infracom, said, "We're delighted to welcome NTT communications as a new partner into the Caldera data centre, which we are sure would be a valuable support to enhance NTT growth strategies in Italy. The Infracom Telehouse plays a key role for over 120 ISPs and carriers presently hosted in the Telehouse, providing direct interconnections to Italian and international carriers operating on the Italian market."
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 over 150 countries, and over 120 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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About Infracom Italia
Infracom is a leading Italian Telecommunication and Data Center operator. Based in Verona with branches throughout Italy including Milan, Florence and Rome, Infracom offers an extensive range of TLC and IT services to over 10,000 clients. Infracom manages 4 data centers in Northern and Southern Italy totaling more than 5,000 sqm available floor; Milan data center is the largest with 3,000 sqm and hosts Infracom Telehouse, one of the largest private Telehouse in Europe, and a key access point to the Internet Backbone, directly connected to the main Italian exchange points and to the AMSIX in Amsterdam Infracom's assets include a 9,000 fiber optics Network and cable link across Italy with Metropolitan Area Networks in 40 cities.
INFRACOM PRESS RELEASE
Infracom Italia is chosen as the provider for data center services to NTT Communications, the Japanese giant of telecommunications.
Infracom Italia is the chosen provider for data center services for NTT Communications', the largest communications company in the world, expansion into Italy.
Clive Hamilton, Head of NTT Europe's Global IP Network business explains why Infracom Italia were chosen. " We have chosen Infracom Italia because they ensure us a key position in the Italian telecommunications market, but also because it links us into Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Our new Point of Presence (PoP) is at the Infracom Telehouse in Milan, the peering point located in Via Caldera and is a strategic node of connectivity for NTT Communications to reach the European market. Hamilton continues, "Italy is a new and busy market for us and it's important we keep creating these new opportunities for growth to our customers."
The partnership agreement is a big opportunity for Infracom. Massimo Lippi, General Director of Infracom says about the partnership, "This is an important opportunity for the entire Italian and European market. Because of our key position in Italy and Europe, our direct connection to all Italian operators and reach to all major Italian cities and industrial districts, we were the obvious choice." Lippi adds, "The Infracom Milan Center, Infracom Telehouse, has continued to rapidly grow since 2001. It's the biggest Italian Telehouse with 4.000 sq. ft, and it's a perfect ecosystem for major ISPs and Telco Carrier Providers to interconnect to each other. The Infracom Telehouse has more than 120 available networks and the footprint and capacity will be doubled in the next months. It is wholly managed and developed by Infracom, which means total control and monitoring of the technical plants."
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