NTT Communications Recognized As The Best Carrier in Asia Pacific
The Company Won Two World Communication Awards for Its Industry
Leadership and Excellence in Technology
NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications, the international and long distance service arm of the largest telecommunications company in the world: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), today announced that the company became the first winner of the inaugural award of Best Carrier -- Asia Pacific at the fourth annual World Communications Awards held in London on 30th September 2002. The company also won the Best Technology Foresight award for pioneering IPv6 technology. Organized by European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) and EMAP Communications Group, the World Communication Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the telecommunications industry. With entries from leading global carriers and vendors worldwide, the award winners were carefully chosen from 180 companies by the independent panel of 12 judges representing industrial organizations, consultants, and end-user organizations. Over 500 industry executives attended the showcased event. "Formidable local knowledge and cutting-edge technology made NTT Communications the winner in the region," cited the judges. "In addition, they have shown incredible foresight and significant leadership in creation, standardization and implementation of IPv6 technology, which will impact the industry in a profound way." Inheriting NTT's long-standing commitment to enhance communications infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region through investment and partnerships, NTT Communications has been vigorously developing and marketing high quality global network and IP services since 1997. The company established its leadership position in Asia Pacific with extensive R&D efforts using rich engineering resources and the largest number of directly managed nodes. A number of technology firsts in the region, including the launch of the first MPLS-based IP-VPN service in China, the first commercial IPv6 services in Japan, Global LAN Ethernet service, IPv6 connectivity service in Hong Kong, also played a significant role in elevating the company's status to a prominent global player. "It is our great honor to be recognized as the industry leader in the Asia Pacific region and a pioneer of IPv6 technology in the global marketplace among such a qualified group of industry peers," said David Ryan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NTT America, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications. "The Best Carrier -- Asia Pacific award reaffirms my confidence in our ability to deliver best possible solutions to our customers, serving as a North America's natural gateway to Asia. The Best Technology Foresight award given to the company's commitment in global IPv6 technology development also confirms our leadership position as a global IP company." About NTT America NTT America, Inc. is North America's natural gateway to the Asia Pacific, the world's fastest growing market. As a leading provider of global business connectivity, NTT America provides world-class network services and support, as well as unmatched market knowledge that enables companies to expand their business throughout Asia and around the world. NTT America's Arcstar family of services includes managed network services, systems integration, collocation, and 24-hour support as well as a single point of contact for reliable end-to- end connectivity. For additional information on NTT America and the Arcstar service, visit us on the Web at http://www.nttamerica.com About NTT Communications (NTT Com) NTT Com, a Tokyo-based subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, provides long-distance and global services for voice, video and data communication reaching more than 200 countries. NTT Com also provides world-class IP services under the NTT/VERIO brand, as well as managed data, multimedia and additional services under the Arcstar brand. For more information, please visit http://www.ntt.com. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X08546870
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