NEW YORK & ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT, will continue to support NANOG as a Diamond Premium Sponsor of its meetings and activities into 2018, including NANOG 71, 72 and 73, company officials announced today.
“NTT Com is committed to supporting the community outreach and information exchange platform provided by NANOG and its meetings,” said Michael Wheeler, Executive Vice President of the NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America. “Not only do they provide a forum to discuss technical issues that can advance Internet technology, but as importantly, to agree on industry guidelines and best practices that promote collaboration.”
The North American Network Operators’ Group NANOG is an association that focuses on the technologies and systems that make the Internet function. Hundreds of network engineers and product professionals from major North American carriers, content providers, cloud companies, multi-tenant data centers, hosting companies and interconnection service providers attend NANOG’s tri-annual meetings.
The three NANOG events that NTT Com has agreed to sponsor include: NANOG 70, in Bellevue, Washington, June 5 - 7; NANOG 71, that will take place October 2 – 4 in San Jose, California; and NANOG 72, scheduled February 5 – 7, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.
“We are very pleased to have the continued support of NTT Com,” says Betty Burke, NANOG Executive Director. “The company’s passion for advancing Internet capabilities around the world continues to play an important part in helping to support the NANOG mission, which is to build and strengthen the community of industry experts working together for the common good of the Internet.”
From 100G Ethernet to software-defined networking (SDN), NTT Com is a pioneer in the implementation of new technologies. As one of the world’s top providers of global IP transit, DDoS protection services and Layer 2 Ethernet solutions, the company has unique insight into how communications service providers and Internet-centric businesses can deliver leading-edge network capabilities while collaborating and interacting with other players in the Internet ecosystem.
NTT Com is the Host, the Connectivity Sponsor and a Diamond Sponsor of NANOG 70. More information on NANOG 70 can be viewed at: https://www.nanog.org/meetings/NANOG70/home.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications (NTT Com) 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 the leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Com’s solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
About NTT Communications Global IP Network
Consistently ranked among the top networks worldwide, NTT Com’s Tier-1 Global IP Network covers the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, and provides the best possible environment for video, content and data transport through a single autonomous system number (AS 2914). NTT Com was named best North American Wholesale Carrier at the Global Carrier Awards 2016 for the third year in a row.
NANOG is a community of industry experts that work together for the common good of the Internet. In many ways, the NANOG community serves as the heart and soul of the Internet. This close-knit group meets three times a year to discuss all issues, large and small, as they relate to the performance, accessibility and evolution of the Internet. NANOG is dedicated to improving the Internet for all major sectors (public, private, education and consumer) in all corners of the world. NANOG is a non-profit organization and relies on sponsors to help with costs for its tri-annual conferences as well as managing ongoing communications. Annual sponsors include Diamond Sponsors NTT Communications and Netflix, Platinum Sponsors Microsoft and Yahoo as well as Gold Sponsors Equinix, Google, LinkedIn and Verisign. To learn more, visit www.nanog.org.