May 25, 2009
NTT Com to Add Burstable Option for Ethernet Services
NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that it will introduce on July 1 an option that enables corporate users of NTT Com’s e-VLAN, Arcstar™ IP-VPN and Business OCN services in Japan to flexibly and economically configure their networks to handle sudden, temporary bursts of data traffic.
Network data traffic has risen dramatically due to the increasing use of e-mail, browsing, groupware applications, data management for control and security, and network-based computing applications such software as a service (SaaS). Moreover, traffic volume can vary widely within one day or longer, placing a heavy burden on network resources. For many companies, however, the cost of adding sufficient bandwidth to deal with these data bursts can be quite high.
NTT Com will offer these companies "Burst Ether Access," a cost-effective option for securing burstable bandwidth when data traffic suddenly spikes. Two menus will be available: "Burst 10" will provide commited bandwidth of 1 Mbps and the capacity to burst up to 10 Mbps, while "Burst 100" will provide commited 10 Mbps , burstable to 100 Mbps.
The monthly charge will be from 84,000 yen (including tax) in the case of Burst 10 for customers using the e-VLAN "zone plan" (access within a defined geographic zone).
There is no restriction regarding access points for which burstable bandwidth is available, so Burst Ether Access can be applied flexibility to a wide range of networks. The option will provide the same high level of network quality and reliability offered with NTT Com’s conventional access lines.
Burst Ether also can be bundled with other NTT Com’s network-services and optional services, such as global connections or gateway services for applications.
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™ 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.