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NTT Com Enters Laotian Market with Branch Office

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TOKYO, Oct. 11, 2011 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ –

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced on October 11 that its subsidiary NTT Communications (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has begun operating a branch office in Laos, named the NTT Communications Vientiane Representative Office.

The new office initially is advising multinational companies on the use of efficient and reliable ICT solutions for production, retail and sales operations in Laos. It also is providing useful business-related information. Eventually, the office will offer its own high-quality solutions in collaboration with local carriers and the Laotian government, after receiving the necessary licensing. The solutions will be backed by NTT Com’s successful track record of providing ICT solutions, including for international and local networks, data centers, Internet, system integration and security, to customers in other parts of the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Headed by Tsuyoshi Kawashima, concurrently president of NTT Communications (Thailand) and the Phnom Penh Branch manager, this is the first branch to be launched in Laos by a Japanese carrier.

Global manufacturers are increasingly looking to Laos as a new production base due to its low electricity and labor costs. The country’s economy is supported by the East-West Economic corridor linking Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar, and also the Kunming-Bangkok Expressway linking Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and China’s Yunnan Province. Ongoing expansion of the Asian regional market is stimulating the corporate demand for unified, high-quality ICT services for offices in multiple countries.

The addition of the NTT Communications Vientiane Representative Office expands NTT Com’s network of subsidiaries and offices to 78 cities in 30 countries/regions.

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 (TM) 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.

Source: NTT Communications Corporation

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