March 18, 2011
NTT Com Launches Free Enterprise Hosting, WLAN and Social Network Management Services Following Earthquake
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that it has begun offering free use of its HOTSPOT™ public wireless local area network (WLAN) and OCN HOTSPOT public WLAN services for "OCN" Internet access subscribers nationwide, aiming to maximize access to mobile communications following the Tohoku-Pacific Offshore earthquake that hit Japan on March 11. NTT Com also began offering enterprises in the disaster areas free use of its Biz Hosting cloud-based hosting service and CoTweet, social media management platform for corporations using Twitter and Facebook.
Existing subscribers to HOTSPOT Courses 1-3, or either fixed or pay-as-you-go OCN HOTSPOT, qualify immediately for free service. Current non-subscribers also can qualify by simply signing up at www.hotspot.ne.jp (HOTSPOT Course 1-3, Japanese only) or www.ocn.ne.jp/mobile/hotspot (OCN HOTSPOT, Japanese only). Free service will be offered through March.
The free Biz Hosting cloud-based services include integrated-network Biz Hosting Basic, customizable Biz Hosting Enterprise and one-stop, globally unified Biz Hosting Global. NTT Com also invites companies to coordinate disaster-related communication free of charge through the CoTweet platform for keyword searching, user engagement and management of Twitter and Facebook.
NTT Com is offering free Biz Hosting and CoTweet services to support relief efforts by government bodies, mass transit organizations and other entities that are providing critical lifelines, such as electricity, gas and water. Free service is expected to be offered for about one month.
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.