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2009-R051

September 30, 2009

HOTSPOT WLAN Service Introduces Great New Pricing, Courses
- Waives Startup Fee during Launch Campaign

TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that it will introduce extra-user-friendly pricing and highly practical service choices for its HOTSPOT™ public wireless local area network (WLAN) service in Japan beginning October 1.

As part of the launch campaign, anyone who signs up between October 1 and December 28 will have their initial signup fee of 1,575 yen (including tax) waived (tie-ins with other campaigns are not accepted).

The new plan offers three different courses:

Course 1

399 yen (including tax) monthly

  • MacDonald’s restaurants
  • Above-ground rail stations
  • E259 Series cars of Narita Express between Tokyo, Saitama and Kanagawa stations and Narita International Airport
  • More than 4,000 total access points nationwide

Course 2

819 yen (including tax) monthly

  • N700 Series cars of Tokaido Shinkansen trains between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka
  • Waiting lounges of all 17 stations along the above route

Course 3

1,680 yen (including tax) monthly

  • All access points covered under both plans above
  • Airports
  • Underground rail stations in Tokyo metropolitan area
  • Cafes
  • Hotels
  • More than 8,000 total access points nationwide

Course 3, the premium HOTSPOT service, represents a substantial reduction from the current top-ranked plan’s monthly charge of 2,499 yen. Moreover, customers currently paying 1,680 yen under an existing plan will enjoy double the number of access points with the new premium course.

Besides the access points available on a flat-rate basis, course 1 or 2 customers can use the extra access points of each other’s course for an additional 315 yen (including tax) per day. The charge is applied from 0:00 to 24:00, and is waived for the rest of any given month after eight days of use.

Global Roaming, which is optionally available for all three courses, is charged by one- or ten-minute increments or a one-day flat rate basis. Rates vary by country and method of access.

The new plan is expected to enjoy great popularity among the growing number of users who seek high-speed WLAN connection using mobile devices.

Corporate customers subscribing to a separate course, HOTSPOT Business 3G, can also enjoy wireless access via both sister company NTT DOCOMO’s 3G mobile FOMA™ network and all HOTSPOT WLAN access points for a flat monthly rate of 4,980 yen (including tax).

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.

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