NTT forges low latency link between Hong Kong and London

08 August 2012 |


NTT Communications has extended its global low latency network with a dedicated connection between London and Hong Kong.

The carrier can now offer managed bandwidth services using the Transit Europe Asia-2 (TEA-2) terrestrial system, which stretches across China and Russia to Sweden and offers direct connectivity to major Asian countries.

NTT claims that its investment in the route will give customers a reliable, private and dedicated network service, as demand from companies in Europe sees an increase in use of data networks and cloud services.

"We are always looking at how we can expand our network to give customers greater capacity with newer, faster and more reliable routes but also better value for money. The TEA-2 cable system really does strengthen our capability in Europe," said John Hammond, VP Business Network Services at NTT Europe.

The route is expected to provide NTT’s Hong Kong Financial Data Centre with low latency connectivity, which is scheduled for completion in 2013.