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NTT Communications Launches World's Largest SD-WAN Footprint Covering Over 190 Countries with Industry's Most Comprehensive End-to-End SD-WAN Service Portfolio


NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and
international communications provider within the NTT
(TYO:9432), announced today the launch of NTT SD-WAN Service
Portfolio, the world's first SD-WAN platform with coverage spanning over
190 countries. In another first, NTT Com sets a new industry benchmark
by becoming the world's first global provider to deploy a 100 percent
software defined network that provides the framework for NTT Com to
offer a rich suite of overlay SD-WAN services for global and regional
enterprises, along with industry leading SD-WAN network performance for
enterprises and end-users. The global software defined network provides
NTT Com with unprecedented flexibility and speed to launch new services
designed to assist enterprises in transforming their businesses and
responding to their competition. NTT Com is expanding its
Software-Defined Network Service and now has more choices to offer
customers by launching these SD-WAN services.

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NTT SD-WAN Service Portfolio, the world's first global SD-WAN platform with coverage spanning over 190 countries. (Graphic: Business Wire)

NTT SD-WAN platform is based on a groundbreaking architecture that is
locally distributed around the world via 75+ local cloud centers (LCCs),
optimized for network, mobility, and security services. NTT SD-WAN
real-time streaming network analytics offers CIOs and their IT staff
deep insight into application performance, network security, and the
end-user experience. The platform also supports the delivery of services
from customer premises equipment located at customer branch offices.

"Digital transformation is at the heart of every modern enterprise
today, fundamentally changing companies' business models," said Mr.
Shuichi Sasakura, Senior Vice President Network Services of NTT Com.
"The global NTT SD-WAN Service Portfolio is an end-to-end solution that
provides organizations with a highly flexible and agile network that is
fully tailored to their specific requirements and enables them to better
compete in today's digital economy."

NTT Com is leveraging software defined technology and platform acquired
via the Virtela acquisition in 2014. Virtela, a leader in software
defined networking, was offering software defined network services to
enterprises for over 12 years at the time of acquisition. Together, the
NTT Com and Virtela teams continue to accelerate the development of NTT
Com's "SDx+M Solution Strategy."

"NTT SD-WAN Service Portfolio is backed by our employees' unmatched
passion for customer support," says Ron Haigh, President of Virtela, NTT
Com's global enterprise network business unit. "NTT Com would like to
thank our customers, partners, and employees for helping us achieve this
software defined networking industry milestone."

"We've leveraged NTT Com services as part of Dimension Data's Managed
Hybrid WAN solution for numerous customers with great success," says Rob
Lopez, Group Executive Networking, Dimension Data, an NTT Group Company.
"We're excited by the enhancements that NTT Com has made to its SD-WAN
portfolio, and we look forward to working together to bolster the value
we offer our joint customers."

"CIOs are increasingly interested in software defined networking
technology. NTT DATA is a frontrunner in offering innovative solutions
and is looking forward to helping clients take advantage of NTT's SD-WAN
Service Portfolio," says Marv Mouchawar, President, Strategic Business
Units, NTT DATA, an NTT Group Company.

NTT SD-WAN Service Portfolio Highlights:

Real-Time Streaming Network Analytics: The NTT SD-WAN Service
Portfolio features real-time streaming network analytics based on NTT
Com's application visibility reporting & analytics tool, allowing
enterprise customers to better manage network workload and performance.
The platform's industry-leading analytics enables enterprises to keep a
real-time pulse on the health of their network and continuously monitor
traffic flows. NTT SD-WAN platform also provides multi-dimensional
visualization with replay functionality of application performance,
network security, utilization, and end-user experience, enabling
organizations to analyze issues at the site level, application
dimension, or individual IP address.

Enterprise Connectivity Flexibility: NTT Com offers customers
many choices when it comes to selecting network connectivity for
enterprise locations. The NTT SD-WAN Service Portfolio supports all
types of network connectivity: Local ISP, Internet, Broadband, Wireless,
MPLS, LTE, etc. giving customers the option to mix and match different
types of connectivity at every branch office. NTT SD-WAN customers
benefit from NTT Com's optimized cloud connectivity to major SaaS and
Cloud service providers. NTT Com uses a proprietary database of 1,000+
local ISPs to select the best local network providers for each customer
location. Alternatively customers can provide their own network
connections via local ISPs. NTT Com also manages customer provided ISP
or local broadband provider network connections, eliminating a major
pain point for clients in managing multiple ISP relationships around the

Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Flexibility: NTT Com offers
customers the choice of selecting NTT provided or customer provided
SD-WAN devices at their branch offices. NTT Com has the knowledge and
expertise to manage SD-WAN technology available from both established
and emerging SD-WAN technology vendors in the market, and currently
supports 10+ SD-WAN and uCPE vendors including white box options.

Optimized Local ISP Selection & Routing: NTT's global SD-WAN
overlay network has optimized connectivity to 1,000+ local network
providers that connect customer locations in over 190 countries. NTT's
globally distributed SD-WAN platform enables an end-to-end SD-WAN
solution that optimizes SD-WAN Internet connectivity, bypassing Internet
peering and congestion points.

Enhanced Quality of Service (QoS): Standard SD-WAN offerings have
an inherent limitation when it comes to QoS policy enforcement. Since
most local ISPs do not offer or enforce QoS policies for inbound traffic
destined to customer branch offices, traffic cannot be prioritized
causing poor performance and a lower quality end-user experience. NTT's
global SD-WAN platform enables the application and enforcement of QoS
policies solving these challenges enhancing performance and improving
end-user experience.

Secure Web Gateways and Application Acceleration: As customers
adopt direct Internet connections at branch offices, new security
challenges emerge. Protecting enterprise assets is a critical
requirement, and suddenly enterprises find themselves having to purchase
and support local security infrastructure for each branch location,
increasing risk and costs. As part of NTT SD-WAN Service Portfolio, NTT
Com offers a fully integrated SD-WAN security solution via its Secure
Web Gateways located at globally distributed LCCs where customers can
enable web URL filtering, firewall protection, and intrusion prevention
services. NTT Com also offers application acceleration services via its
LCCs to accelerate applications and optimize the end-user experience.
These services can be activated in minutes via a web portal and can be
self-managed or managed by NTT Com, and customers can take advantage of
flexible pay-per use models. Customers also have the option to enable
these services on uCPE devices located at their branch offices.

In addition, NTT Com's software defined network enables malware
detection reporting to help enterprises deal with the persistent threat
of botnets and malware without requiring any on-premises hardware or
software. The service provides CIOs and their IT staff with advanced
malware detection and reporting analytics to identify infected devices
within the enterprise, which can dramatically reduce the time to act and
to mitigate the impact of these security threats.

Customer Support: NTT Com acts as a single point of contact for
its customers for SD-WAN network design, delivery and installation of
network and CPE devices, implementation, and 24x7 proactive monitoring
and management worldwide. NTT Com's advanced predictive analytics helps
proactively identify and isolate customer network issues.

"Inteva's business is dependent on our network performance and NTT's
global SD-WAN network services provide us with high network reliability
and performance. NTT Com's customer support team is highly proactive and
responsive which allows us to focus on running our core business," says
Dennis Hodges, CIO, Inteva Products, LCC.

"NTT Com is raising the bar in the telecom industry by reaching a
global, 100 percent software defined network milestone and in offering a
ubiquitous overlay of SD-WAN network, application acceleration, and
security services for enterprises around the globe," states Michael
Suby, Stratecast VP of Research at Frost & Sullivan. "Among the most
innovative and globally flexible solutions available in the market
today, NTT's SD-WAN Service Portfolio delivers the reach, performance,
and adaptability organizations need to meet today's business demands and
transform their enterprise networks."

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 the leading global tier-1 IP
network, the SD-WAN Service Portfolio reaching 196 countries/regions,
and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications' solutions
leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension
Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. | Twitter@NTT
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