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New York, NY and Bogota, Colombia – September 28, 2015 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), announced today that the company is sponsoring and participating in two major events for the Latin American wholesale IP industry in Bogota, Colombia: LACNIC 24 – LACNOG 2015 (September 28 to October 02) and Capacity Central America & Andean 2015 (October 13-14).
Even before establishing a Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Sao Paulo in 2011, NTT Com has been actively working with regional Latin American providers of Internet services (ISPs), content (ICPs) and Internet-centric businesses offering best in class connectivity to international markets through its leading Tier-1 Global IP Network.
“The Latin American market is very important to NTT Com and among our highest strategic priorities when evaluating our network growth and demand driven expansion,” said Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America. “Most countries in the region are making a concerted effort to expand access while simultaneously seeking to increase innovation and technology options within the region,” Mr. Wheeler added.
A major trend for the Latin American market continues to be the growth in broadband access despite uncertain economic conditions. Mr. Wheeler said in an interview with Capacity magazine that this growth is fuelled by the continued modernization of the infrastructure which in turn spurs increased demand.
Not surprisingly Brazil, hosting the FIFA World Cup last year and the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games, is experiencing much of this investment and growth, but Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and other countries are seeing significant industry-related growth as well.
Other major trends include the growing concern for security and ability to mitigate DDoS attacks, the investment in software-enabled connectivity to support flexible and scalable networks in a fully automated SDN environment, and the transition to 100G technologies.
Supporting events such as LACNIC 24 – LACNOG 2015 and Capacity Central America & Andean 2015 that promote the exchange of technical information, ideas and best business practices is of foremost importance for NTT Com.
LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, is organizing LACNIC 24 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Forum (LACNOG) in its 2015 edition.
The Capacity Central America & Andean 2015 is one of the most important industry events for wholesale telecom executives in the region. David Berrios, Sr. Director of Business Development, Latin America for the NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America, will participate in the keynote panel discussion “Ahead of the Curve – Investing in New Technologies” on Tuesday, October 13th, 12:30 pm local time.
NTT Com is a Bronze Sponsor of LACNIC 24 – LACNOG 2015 and an Associate Sponsor of Capacity Central America & Andean 2015.
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 Dyn (formerly Renesys) Wholesale Rankings.
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