NTT Communications Expands Presence in India to Meet Growing Digital Demand

Company launches international data network services and plans to invest more than 160 million USD for data center expansion in India.

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), today announced the launch of international data network services in India through its affiliate NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS). The acquisition of this licence in India follows the initiation of construction of the Company’s two new data centers in Mumbai and Bangalore, through Netmagic, a subsidiary of NTT Com and one of the leading managed hosting and cloud service providers in India.


This reinforces the Company’s commitment to enable customers with high-quality infrastructure services as well as the management and security services to meet their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) outsourcing needs.

NTT Com acquired Virtual Network Operator – International Long Distance (VNO-ILD) network licence in March this year. NTT Com has been providing Arcstar Universal One services as its international network services, by partnering with local carriers. The Company implements its own value-added services such as Network Virtualization Functions (NVF), while utilizing the infrastructure of its partner carriers in India.

NTT Com is the first Japanese ICT provider of VNO-ILD network licence in India.

On top of this move, NTT Com has decided to invest more than 160 million USD on the two data centers, which will become operational by April 2018. These data centers will add nearly 500,000 square feet of gross floor space at full build. This brings NTT Com’s total gross footprint to 1,100,000 square feet in India.

“India has been a key strategic market for us with the accelerating shift of IT services from traditional enterprise data centres into the cloud-based services,”said NTT Com President and CEO Tetsuya Shoji. “For the past few years, our business in India has consistently grown over 35 percent annually. With further expansion of data center foot print and addition of international data network services to our service portfolio, we aim to meet the growing market needs for Mobility, e-Commerce, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and Big Data.”

“There is a continuous demand for a resilient and scalable IT Infrastructure backbone in this digital era. And, our Company has a rich history of evolving itself ahead of the curve to meet the dynamic requirements of our clients’ businesses,” said Sharad Sanghi MD & CEO of Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company). “Our strategy is to accommodate this demand and ensure that our network service offering and data centres enable our ICT clients with rich IT infrastructure for maximum connectivity and enhanced productivity. With this two new data centers, Netmagic becomes one of the largest data center service providers in India.”

Built to the exacting global design standards of NTT Com, the new data centers in Mumbai and Bangalore will be accommodating 2,750 racks / 22MW power and 1,500 racks / 15 MW power respectively. With NTT Com’s high-speed, high-volume Internet backbone and network services, customers can accelerate their business development to meet the increasing demand of Cloud services.
Netmagic provides Colocation service with a global network of data centers operated by NTT Com under the Nexcenter™ brand, as well as Managed Hosting, Cloud, Network, Managed Security, Disaster Recovery and Software-Defined Storage services to more than 2,000 customers globally, across banking and financial services, insurance, e-commerce, healthcare, manufacturing, media & entertainment, IT & ITeS, logistics, hospitality, and education. The Company was the first in India to launch services – Cloud Computing, Managed Security, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Software-Defined Storage.

McLaren-Honda and NTT Communications announce three year partnership

Network, cloud, data connectivity and other innovations to push motorsport boundaries

McLaren-Honda, a pioneer for over 50 years in Formula 1, and NTT Communications Corporation , the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), has today announced the start of a three-year technology partnership.

Under the agreement NTT Communications becomes a Technology Partner to McLaren-Honda. Over the course of the partnership, NTT Communications will provide network, cloud, data connectivity and other innovations to meet McLaren’s need for an IT communications platform that delivers optimum performance to support its Formula 1 race team.

Partnership to underpin McLaren’s new IT strategy

The McLaren team celebrates its 50th anniversary on the Formula 1 grid this year and this partnership will underpin its new IT strategy which has a focus on cloud, mobility and people centric services.

Ron Dennis, Chairman and CEO, McLaren Technology Group that includes the McLaren-Honda team said: “I am delighted to welcome NTT Communications to the roster of McLaren-Honda’s high-technology and premium brands. NTT has a long association with technology that goes all the way back to the introduction of the telegraph in Japan. Given McLaren’s long association with innovation; it is only fitting that we should join forces with such an established and well-respected leader in enterprise communications technology who well understands our own drive for relentless technical development.

“NTT Communications has a resilient and high-capacity network that will allow the team to access its systems without delays.”

Tetsuya Shoji, President and CEO, NTT Communications said: “I am thrilled that NTT Communications is now a Technology Partner for McLaren-Honda, a symbol of innovation for motorsport fans worldwide. The NTT Communications technology repertoire is wide and deep, and McLaren’s excellence in Formula 1 is world renowned. With innovation a part of the DNA of both companies, this partnership will help McLaren-Honda transform how it manages the data generated during Formula 1 races and transcend hitherto established boundaries in motorsports racing.”

Network and cloud services for resilient and accessible performance

McLaren needs a robust network across its globally distributed support and analysis locations including its headquarters, the McLaren Technology Centre, in Woking (UK).

NTT Communications will offer Wide Area Network (WAN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) services to McLaren across multiple countries including UK, Spain, US, Singapore and Japan. During race weekends, this network is critical to support the transmission of data in real-time from McLaren’s race cars to the company’s technology and engineering teams based in the UK. NTT Communications will combine the management of WAN and LAN (Local Area Network) services to provide a seamless and consistently managed network to increase the quality, resilience and availability of end to end ICT services.

NTT Communications will offer its enhanced Enterprise Cloud 2.0 services to provide a platform from which McLaren can consume dedicated and shared computing and storage resources on a Pay-As-You-Go model. This service, together with the NTT Communications consulting practice and Cloud Management Platform (CMP), will offer McLaren a strong opportunity to deliver on its technology transformation strategy.

NTT Communications and McLaren will also work together to explore other advanced technologies capable of enhancing the performance of the team.

NTT Com Receives NLD License to Launch Network Services In India

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), announced today that it has been licensed to launch domestic network services in India through NTT Communications India Network Services, a newly established Indian subsidiary.

The launch will include IP-VPN and other reliable, high-quality connectivity services, that are required by businesses in India today viz. the growing demands of companies such as automobile dealers and retailers with distributed sites across India. Customers will be able to use multiple local carriers for carrier-redundant access, one of the many ways NTT Com aims to provide secure, cost-efficient networks backed by strong service-level agreements for the mission-critical systems of its enterprise customers.

NTT Com will combine its new network services with managed-hosting and cloud services currently offered by Netmagic, another NTT Com subsidiary,which owns nine data centers in India. As a result, NTT Com will offer a comprehensive range of ICT services, including system integration, to support the businesses of Indian enterprises and multinational corporations.

Sharad Sanghi, MD& CEO of Netmagic, stated: “NTT Com & Netmagic will now offer world-class ICT solutions comprising secure, high-quality private-network services, including IP-VPN connecting data centers and the cloud to customers’ domestic sales or production bases. Netmagic, which launched its largest data center in Mumbai recently, is committed to constantly upgrading its product roadmap for data centers& cloud offerings.”

With the addition of this capability, NTT Com & Netmagic will be able to address more mature requirements of enterprises, especially with the widespread adoption of SMAC based technologies and growth of internet centric enterprises in India. Netmagic already enjoys the trust of over 1500 enterprises, spread across industries and with this additional capability set,Netmagic will be able to add more value on ICT front.

Going forward, NTT Com expects to steadily expand its ICT business infrastructure in India to help customers accelerate their business-development initiatives.

NTT Communications Positioned as a “Leader” in Gartner 2015 Report: “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia/Pacific”

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the information and communications technology (ICT) solutions business within NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced today it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia/Pacific” report*1 published by Gartner in November 2015, based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.
Gartner defines cloud-enabled managed hosting (CEMH) as standardized, productized hosting offerings that combine a cloud-enabled system infrastructure platform, comprising compute, network and storage hardware with cloud management platform software to facilitate self-service and rapid provisioning with managed services. According to Gartner, “an increasing number of enterprises are adopting CEMHs, due to easier availability of services.”

“It is indeed a proud moment for NTT Com to be named as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific. We believe this recognition reinforces NTT Com’s Global Cloud Vision and the commitment to provide seamless IT Infrastructure services across diverse deployment models. It is also heartening for Netmagic to have participated in the overall evaluation process and thereby contributing to the overall leader rating of NTT Com.” said Sharad Sanghi, MD & CEO, Netmagic.

Netmagic offers a comprehensive range of cloud enabled services from cloud computing solutions for servers, networks, storage and applications to strategic cloud deployments for disaster recovery. Netmagic’s cloud platform is built on enterprise grade technology that is affordable and easy to deploy within an enterprise. In addition, the company offers a wide range of Datacenter Services, from Colocation, Managed Dedicated Hosting, Pre-provisioned servers to Application Hosting and CDN services. Each of these services are supported by a deep Managed Services expertise that includes Managed Security and Global RIM solutions.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is a globally recognized evaluation of service providers and this Magic Quadrant will enable organisations select the right service provider that could support their business and technology, given the nature of business and local relevance. The “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia/Pacific “report may be viewed at https://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/ntt_com/273077.html

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