TOKYO, JAPAN -NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced that as of January 16, 10:19 p.m. (JST) it had restored all communications services that were disrupted after undersea cables were damaged by an earthquake off Taiwan’s southwestern coast on December 26. The services will be fully recovered when cables are comprehensively repaired by the end of February 2007.
Through measures such as rerouting and collaboration with its extensive network of carriers, NTT Com has restored its data transmission (IPLC, IP-VPN, frame-relay, ATM), Internet connection, and optional international telephone services as follows.
Data transmission services for corporate users
-IPLC: All 146 lines were restored by January 16, 2007
-Frame-relay: All 18 lines were restored by December 28, 2006
-IP-VPN: All 71 lines were restored by December 27, 2006
-ATM: All 14 lines were restored by December 30, 2006
International telephone services
-All optional international telephone services (toll-free and prepaid telephone card services) have been restored for calls to Japan from the nine countries and areas where problems were reported: Australia (December 29), Hong Kong (December 30), Indonesia (December 29), Malaysia (January 10), Singapore (January 9), Sri Lanka (December 29), Taiwan (December 27), Thailand (December 29), and Vietnam (January 8).
-Regular international telephone services may still sometimes face connection difficulties due to relaying over overseas’ carriers’ networks.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
About NTT Com
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) provides information and communications technology (ICT) solutions worldwide. NTT Com offers a wide range of high-quality services, including IPv6 and other advanced IP and web-based technologies, in growth-oriented domains such as network management, security, solutions, ubiquitous, Web portals/engines and global services. Its world-class Tier 1 Internet backbone and secure closed networks with over 98,000 MPLS ports, combined with the networks of partner companies around the world, offers services to more than 200 countries. The company places its staff in 19 countries worldwide, and earned non-consolidated revenues exceeding one trillion yen (about US$1.2 billion) in fiscal 2005 (ended March 31, 2006). NTT Com started as a long-distance phone company in 1999 after the reorganization of the NTT Group, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, NTT, the parent company, is listed in Japan, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com.