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NTT Com expands IP network with Toronto PoP

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NTT Communications has today announced the expansion of its Tier-1 global IP network with a new point of presence (PoP) in Toronto, Canada.

The new PoP will enable the global data and IP services arm of NTT to further scale its offerings to internet service providers (ISPs), content-oriented companies, and cloud, hosting and CDN providers in this highly strategic market.

The news comes after NTT announced last week that it had entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire a majority stake in Transatel, a global internet of things (IoT) connectivity provider and mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE).

“We are thrilled to extend our footprint into one of North America’s fastest growing technology hubs,” said Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America. NTT Communications won

Wheeler added: “Internet-centric businesses and organisations operating in the area will have direct access to our Tier-1 global backbone and the high-performance IP solutions they need for their content, online video, hosting, gaming and other bandwidth-intensive applications.”

The PoP will support the growing demand for high-quality IP services from global companies and organisations that have established their Canadian headquarters and/or operational centres in the region.

Additionally, the financial services, commercial, distribution, media and industrial sectors, which are all key drivers of Toronto’s vibrant economy, will benefit from more global connectivity and networking options.

NTT Com has informed Capacity that it is not in a position to disclose the location at present but will be provide us with details as soon as it is ready to announce them.

NTT Com customers will be able to connect at numerous capacity levels including 100G ports with confirmed diversity and direct connections to multiple points in the global IP network to ensure the highest reliability and the lowest latency in the IP services.

Last month, NTT Com expanded its set of security products by adding a new DDoS protection solution called DPS (DDoS Protection Services) Max and partnered with collaboration services provider Arkadin to launch a new cloud-based unified communications solution aimed at supporting mid-market enterprises.