NTT Communications Recognized As The Best Carrier in Asia Pacific The Company Won Two World Communication Awards for Its Industry

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    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.
 
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