June 23, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, has announced it will increase its presence in Atlanta, Georgia with the planned launch of a Point of Presence (PoP) for Arcstar™ global network services. While NTT America has been operating an Internet backbone node in Atlanta since 2006, the new Arcstar PoP enables NTT America to provide multi-national corporations in the Southeast region with high-capacity, efficient networks to support their global operations, particularly to the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The new capability, which includes MPLS IP-VPN, Ethernet, and Managed Bandwidth services, also enhances NTT America’s ability to serve overseas companies investing in the Southeast region. Parent company NTT Communications is a leader in global networking, providing over 100,000 MPLS ports around the world.
The Southeast region is a leading market for economic growth, and Atlanta is quickly becoming the hub as a key distribution center and world leader for air passenger traffic. With over 70 Atlanta-based companies expanding into Asia and over 370 Asian companies in Atlanta, NTT America’s increased presence will assist these companies in growing their businesses and operating efficiently in the global market.
NTT America’s investment in the region is well aligned with the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s recent trade mission to China to spur economic growth in Atlanta, as well as Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Asia initiative to promote Atlanta as a global business center.
“For the past several years, we have been building relationships with countries in the Asia-Pacific region to explore business opportunities and position Atlanta as a key market for global business operations,” said Jorge Fernandez, Vice President Global Commerce for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “With Japan being the largest investor country in the Atlanta metro area and a growing number of Korean, Chinese, and Indian investments coupled with direct access to these markets for Atlanta-based companies, Asia becomes critical to our global strategy. We are pleased to have NTT America’s support as we continue our initiative to build global partnerships to foster economic development.”
“NTT America recognizes that there is a great deal of momentum and opportunity in Atlanta for multi-national corporations, and we are proud to be able to support these companies in their efforts towards global growth and increased local business development,” said Stephen Bloom, Vice President of Business Development for NTT America. “Through our increased presence we will provide our customers with enhanced services and support the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in their efforts to bring new businesses into Atlanta and expand global opportunities for existing companies based in the region.”
Following suit of Atlanta to support further growth of the company’s business, NTT America is also planning to launch a new Arcstar PoP in Denver, CO.