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NTT Com Licensed to Launch Network Services in Vietnam

TOKYO, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced on December 13 that Global Data Services JSC (GDS), a joint venture between NTT Com and Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications (VNPT), has begun offering a wide range of domestic and international network services in Vietnam after becoming the first foreign-capital enterprise to obtain a telecom network license from the Ministry of Information and Communication on November 26. Together with sales subsidiary NTT Communications (Vietnam), the NTT Com group is now offering total information & communication technology (ICT) services to multinational companies in Vietnam.

(Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201212128890/ )

The following services were launched on December 13 based on the new license:

  • Domestic data network service (multicarrier)
  • Direct connection to domestic Internet exchanges (IX)
  • Internet access
  • Video conferencing and teleconferencing

The new domestic data network service includes local carrier selection. Using this multicarrier capability with carrier-redundant access, GDS designs and provides reliable, cost-efficient networks for the mission-critical systems of enterprise customers, such as services for online games or e-commerce. In addition, GDS provides SLA-backed network services to consolidate multicarrier connectivity nationwide.

By combining these new network services with existing data-center, cloud-computing (IaaS, mail & web hosting) and system-integration services, GDS now can offer optimal customer-tailored services covering comprehensive operation, maintenance and support, including various application procedures.

Established in 2008, GDS operates the Thang Long Data Center, Vietnam's most advanced Tier-3 data center with ISO27001-certified information security management. The company's ICT enterprise services, backed by unmatched network stability, realize ideal solutions for online gaming, e-commerce, SNS and recruiting-service providers, as well as insurance and securities firms and banks that require data-center services to manage their websites, data backup and business continuity planning.

Mr. Park Jong Buhm, CEO of NHN Vietnam, said, "We have been pleased with the high quality of NTT Com's data-center services, which we use to provide internet services in Vietnam. We are delighted that the government of Vietnam now has awarded NTT Com a license for network services. This wide range of reliable, high-quality ICT services will enable multinational companies to grow their businesses more efficiently in Vietnam."

Multinational corporations' needs for assured business continuity are fueling outsourcing demand for data centers and other backup facilities in Vietnam. At the same time, increasing Internet availability and usage is expanding the need for data centers as communication platforms for the provision of stable Internet business in the country.

About NTT Communications Corporation
Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html

About Global Data Service JSC (GDS)
Global Data Service Joint Stock Company (GDS) www.gds.vn is a joint venture between NTT Communications (Japan) www.ntt.com/index-e.html and VNPT Group, the largest telecom carrier in Vietnam. Our strength is VNPT's stable and wide telecom infrastructure combined with the long experience and know-how of NTT Communications in operating more than 80 Data Centers all over the world. GDS operations, which make the most of our reliable datacenter facilities and robust security systems, allow us to contribute to the significant improvement and development of customers' IT environments in Vietnam.

SOURCE NTT Communications Corporation

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