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NTT invests in new low-latency route between Europe and Hong Kong

09 августа 2012

NTT Communications, a member of the NTT Group and the number one Fortune Global 500 telecommunications group, announced it has extended its Global low-latency network with a dedicated connection between London and Hong Kong.

This allows NTT Communications to offer a Managed Bandwidth Service using the new TEA-2 system – the newest low-latency route alternative to subsea cables. For NTT Communications’ European customers, access to the TEA-2 wavelength service means they have direct connectivity to the major countries in Asia. Investment in this new route gives customers a reliable, private and dedicated network service on-net, as the demand from multinational companies in Europe sees an increase in the use of data networks and cloud services to support global expansions.

John Hammond, VP Business Network Services at NTT Europe says, “We are always looking at how we can expand our network to give customers greater capacity with newer, faster and more reliable routes but also better value for money. The TEA-2 cable system really does strengthen our capability in Europe.”

As part of a broader strategy, this European connection into Hong Kong complements NTT Communications’ “Gateway to Asia” offering between Europe, Singapore, Japan and China. And with the launch of the NTT Communications Hong Kong Financial Data Center (FDC ™) in 2013, the TEA-2 landing site will provide Tier IV ready data center infrastructure with an ultra-low latency network.

Masaaki Moribayashi, Managing Director at NTT Europe says, “NTT Communications is the leading ICT provider in the Asia-Pac region. We have a strong presence and heritage here and this announcement means we are able to provide the skills and network infrastructure our customers need to become successful.”


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