Earthquake Causes Partial Disruption of NTT Com Services

Mar 14, 2011, 06:16 ET from NTT Communications Corporation

TOKYO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced on March 14 that some of its services have been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that hit the Tohoku and Kanto regions of Japan on Friday, March 11.

Enterprise IP-VPN and e-VLAN services have been partially unavailable in the Tohoku region. The company is making every effort to fully restore these services.  

Submarine cables connecting Japan with the United States and other parts of Asia have been partially damaged, but the company has been using backup cable routes to maintain uninterrupted service.

NTT Com's data center services have been operating without disruption.

Akira Arima, NTT Com's President and CEO, said, "NTT Com is making every effort to rapidly restore communication services affected by the earthquake."

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications' extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar (TM) Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html

Contact:

(Ms.) Yasuko Oka or (Ms.) Akiko Suzaki

Public Relations Office

NTT Communications Corporation

Tel: +81-3-6700-4010

e-mail: hodo-cp@ntt.com



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