June 24, 2009
<Information> NTT Com and BSNL Sign MOU to Explore Partnership
NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today its signing on June 15 of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL), India’s largest telecommunications company, to consider opportunities for partnership.
Through the MOU, NTT Com and BSNL will jointly explore various areas for partnership with the basic aim of providing customers with better services. NTT Com intends to expand the reach and quality of its local services to help multinational customers develop their businesses in India.
To date, NTT Com has provided networking, system integration and other IT services to multinational enterprises operating in the Indian market. In particular, networking services have been growing in recent years as multinationals move beyond urban areas and expand into rural areas, creating needs for NTT Com to expand its reach and enhance service quality.
NTT Com and BSNL will now consider opportunities to jointly expand service areas, assure quality, deliver services faster, strengthen maintenance operations, and more. NTT Com believes that such a partnership would facilitate the provision of high-quality services sought by customers.
BSNL, the largest telecommunications company in India, is 100% owned by the government. In addition to its domestic network, it also provides global managed MPLS network, cellular phone and internet services.
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.