NTT, TransTeleCom Team
The cooperation's development covers interconnecting MPLS* networks, IP Transit and IPL beginning early next year. The MPLS network interconnection will enable both companies to increase network coverage through a seamless international network spanning most of the Asia-Pacific region and Russia.
According to the research consultancy Yankee Group, inter-regional dependency is growing swiftly: More than 80% of Western European companies already have network connectivity to Asia, and 42% of these companies plan to increase trans-continental bandwidth capacity by the end of 2006. Among Asia Pacific companies, of which 76% have network connectivity to Europe, 28% will increase trans-continental capacity in 2006.**
"The interconnection enables us to expand our international outreach by taking advantage of NTT Com's unrivaled coverage of the Asia-Pacific region," stated Sergey Lipatov, President of TransTeleCom.
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