NTT Europe builds on Dimension Data acquisition to capitalize on African opportunities

NTT Europe, a subsidiary of NTT Communications
Corporation (NTT Com), announced that NTT Com’s Europe-Asia network is
connected to the Europe-Africa network of Internet Solutions, a subsidiary of
Dimension Data, via a Network to Network Interface (NNI).

The NNI between NTT Com and Internet Solutions connects
31 cities across 12 countries in Africa including South Africa, Angola,
Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and
Uganda and is one of the major steps in the partnership from NTT’s acquisition
of Dimension Data.

Partnering with Internet Solutions meant the NNI was
enabled in weeks, not months or years, and NNI provides a direct connection to
key African regions for new and existing clients. We have mapped and tested our
suite of MPLS products against the capabilities of Internet Solution’s network
and will deliver identical high level of service across the IS backbone,” said
Masaaki Moribayashi, managing director, NTT Europe.  

To ensure clients based in Africa can access Asia
quickly, the two organizations are currently investigating an additional NNI in
the APAC area.

Working with NTT Com to expand Internet Solution’s
coverage within Europe and particularly Asia is very exciting and beneficial to
our client base. In South Africa, 85 percent of the Top 250 listed companies
use IS backbone for internet connectivity and IP-VPN. The demand to reach
financial centers in other regions is increasing rapidly and we believe IS is
now best placed as preferred partner to offer that service,” said Glenn Maule,
general manager EU, Internet Solutions.  

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