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November 8, 2018

NTT Communications Named Best North American Wholesale Carrier at Global Carrier Awards 2018 for the Fifth Year in a Row

The Global Carrier Awards Recognize Innovation, Vision and Excellence in the Global Wholesale Telecom Industry

New York – November 8, 2018 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of telecom leader NTT (TYO: 9432), announced that it has been named Best North American Wholesale Carrier at the Global Carrier Awards 2018, awarded by Capacity Media. This is the fifth year in a row that NTT Com received such award. The ceremony took place in London, United Kingdom, during the Capacity Europe 2018 Conference.

"Congratulations to all the nominees and to the very worthy winners of our 14th Global Carrier Awards. We congratulate NTT Communications on winning Best North American Wholesale Carrier, which underscores the high benchmark the company has achieved in the carrier space," said Rosalind Irving, CEO of Capacity Media.

"We are honored to receive this recognition acknowledging NTT Com's performance and leadership in North America," said Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America. "This award further strengthens our commitment to delivering the most innovative solutions for our customers and expanding the connectivity options available in the region and around the world."

"This was a fantastic, detailed entry, which strongly highlighted the role played by the carrier in the region," the judges said in a statement. "In the past year our winner has further expanded its Tier 1 global IP network with new PoPs and data centers, continued to deploy 100G technology, announced a new trans-Pacific submarine cable, and kept investing heavily on new technologies, including green initiatives."

Over the past 14 years, the Global Carrier Awards has become the biggest and most prestigious awards event in the wholesale telecoms calendar. This year's event was attended by more than 400 attendees.

Capacity Editor-in-Chief and head judge for the awards, Jason McGee-Abe, thanked all of the entrants for their record 246 submissions, congratulating the winners and the industry on their achievements. "We've seen a number of key innovations and developments in the wholesale market this year, so it was great to take the time to celebrate the exciting companies, projects and partnerships in today's dynamic wholesale carrier industry," McGee-Abe added.

For more information about all the awards received by NTT Com, please click here.

About NTT Communications

NTT Communications solves the world’s technology challenges by helping enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with managed IT infrastructure solutions. These solutions are backed by our worldwide infrastructure, including industry leading, global tier-1 public and private networks reaching over 190 countries/regions, and more than 400,000m2 of the world’s most advanced data center facilities. Our global professional services teams provide consultation and architecture for the resiliency and security required for your business success, and our scale and global capabilities are unsurpassed. Combined with NTT Data, NTT Security, NTT DOCOMO and Dimension Data, we are NTT Group. | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com

About NTT Communications Global IP Network

Consistently ranked among the top networks worldwide, NTT Com's Tier-1 Global IP Network covers North and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania, and provides the best possible environment for content, data and video transport through a single autonomous system number (AS 2914).

NTT Com was named Best Global Wholesale Carrier (Data) at the Global Carrier Awards 2017 (for the second time in the last four years), and Best North American Wholesale Carrier for the fourth year in a row. | Twitter@GinNTTnet #globalipnetwork #AS2914

For more information

Fernando Costantino
Global IP Network
NTT Communications | NTT America


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