NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP
services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE:NTT),
announced today that it has expanded its global IP network footprint
with a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Luxembourg, one of the
fastest-growing markets for Internet-related business in Europe. NTT Com
will provide IPv4/IPv6 dual stack access via its extensive Tier-1 IP
network not only to domestic providers of Internet services (ISPs) and
content (ICPs), but also foreign companies providing Internet-related
services in that market. NTT Com will deploy the new IP PoP at
LuxConnect's DC2, a 21,000-square-meter, Tier IV facility located in
Bissen, Luxembourg. The PoP will be ready for customer service by the
end of March 2014.
Luxembourg occupies a highly strategic position in the middle of a
consumer market of approximately 500 million people and this unique
location enables low latency access to the most important European
peering locations of Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, and London. Luxembourg
is quickly emerging as a major European content magnet, a consequence of
its very high-quality data centers, a favourable corporate environment,
and low-latency fiber routes to the major European peering hubs.
Simon Waller, Head of Global IP Network Sales at NTT Europe, said, "The
new PoP in Luxembourg fits our strategy to take NTT Com's network into
the most exciting Internet growth markets." Waller continues,
"Luxembourg has started to attract the Internet's largest and
fastest-growing content companies and their requirements for
high-capacity, high-quality IP Transit makes it a very exciting market
Edouard Wangen, CEO of LuxConnect, explained, "LuxCnnect is more than
pleased that NTT Com has chosen LuxConnect's data center in Bissen to
deploy its IP PoP in Luxembourg. This is a highlight not only for
LuxConnect, but also for our customers who can now benefit from the
highly qualitative Tier-1 IP network and IPv4/IPv6 services offered by
Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg's minister for Communications and Media,
commented, "I welcome NTT Com's decision to invest in Luxembourg.
Virtually all major Tier-1 IP network providers are now operating in our
country. This is proof of Luxembourg's increasing role as a trusted
content hub in the heart of Europe. Our government remains committed to
providing the best possible overall business environment for tech
companies to flourish on a European scale."
NTT Com's Tier-1 Global
IP Network is a pioneer of IPv6 technology, provides a single global
AS (2914) and supplies high levels of availability and performance. NTT
Com is the world's second largest carrier of Internet traffic and is
consistently ranked in the top 10 in all continents (first in Asia).
LuxConnect is a private company owned by the Luxembourg State. Founded
in 2006, LuxConnect operates three TIER IV design data centers and the 4th
data center is intended to be opened in Q2 2015. In addition LuxConnect
operates its own optical fiber backbone throughout Luxembourg. As of
today, the rolled out fiber network encompasses 750 km of fiber,
connecting all commercial data centers in Luxembourg redundantly, and
gives operators a choice of more than 12 country outbreaks (to Germany,
France and Belgium) to interconnect to and from Luxembourg.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and
cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology
(ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the
company's worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP
network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 160
countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications'
solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including
Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
Further information: www.eu.ntt.com
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