NTT Com to Launch Asia Submarine-cable Express in August, Offering Lowest Latency Network Service between Tokyo and Singapore
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NTT Com to Launch Asia Submarine-cable Express in August, Offering Lowest Latency Network Service between Tokyo and Singapore

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NTT Com to Launch Asia Submarine-cable Express in August, Offering Lowest Latency Network Service between Tokyo and Singapore PR Newswire TOKYO, August 9, 2012 TOKYO, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a global cloud services provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Group, announced on August 9 that it

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NTT Com to Launch Asia Submarine-cable Express in August, Offering Lowest Latency Network Service between Tokyo and Singapore
PR Newswire TOKYO, August 9, 2012
TOKYO,August 9, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a global cloud services provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Group, announced onAugust 9that it will start operation of the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE), a 40-gigabit-per-second (Gbps), ultra-low latency undersea cable connecting major cities inAsiaonAugust 20. ASE will enhance NTT Com's highly reliable global network services by boosting the capacity and strengthening the redundancy of its Asian cable networks. ASE, which eventually will incorporate 100 Gbps optical technology, will launch with a total carrying capacity exceeding 15 terabits per second (Tbps), a total length of about 7,800 km, and special designs to withstand earthquake and typhoon damage. NTT Com is the major investor in the cable system, which has been constructed in cooperation withMalaysia-based Telekom Malaysia, Philippines-based PLDT andSingapore-based StarHub. The cable has landing points inJapan,the Philippines,Singapore, andMalaysia, and will addHong Kongin the first quarter of 2013. The route betweenJapanandSingaporenot only covers the shortest distance to maximize reliability and minimize latency, it is also connected directly to the Serangoon Data Center inSingaporeand later will also connect to the Hong Kong Financial Data Centre. The direct connection enables customers there to use NTT Com's network, data centers and cloud services on an end-to-end, one-stop basis. OnAugust 20, 2012, with the launch of the new subsea cable, NTT Com will begin offering an enhanced global leased line service, by incorporating ASE's low-latency routes into its existing Arcstar Global Leased Line Service. The newly enhanced service leverages ASE'sJapan-Singaporeconnection with an industry-leading latency of than 65 milliseconds latency, more than 3 milliseconds faster than routes via other subsea cables. Existing US-Japan routes also will be used, including the NTT Com's own PC-1 cable which offers the lowest latency connection betweenTokyoandChicago, home of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Superior service betweenAsiaand the U.S. is especially attractive for financial enterprises, such as high-frequency trading firms that issue huge numbers of buy/sell orders for financial products and must transmit such information instantaneously. This month, NTT Com will incorporate ASE into the backbone of its Tier-1 global IP network, which directly connects the world's major internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers, and, in the near future, will do the same for Arcstar Universal One, its scalable, cloud-based network service. 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 leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar
Universal One(TM) VPN network reaching over 150 countries, and over 130 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. Further information: www.ntt.com/index-e.html www.twitter.com/nttcom www.facebook.com/nttcomtv