NTT Hits 600G Transpacific Capacity

NTT Com’s Japan-U.S. backbone bandwidth reaches 600 Gbps

December 19, 2011

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TOKYO -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today that it has expanded the data-transmission capacity of its Global IP Network between Japan and the United States to an industry-leading 600 gigabits per second (Gbps). The new capacity, equivalent to approximately 35,000 channels of digital terrestrial television or more than five centuries’ worth of content in a daily newspaper, further enhances the company’s leadership in Tier-1 trans-Pacific IP connectivity.

NTT Com’s global IP backbones are connected to fixed and mobile telecom companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), data center operators and content providers, enabling customers to meet their growing needs for Internet capacity between Japan and the United States. Although a part of the cable was damaged following the March 2011 earthquake, it was quickly repaired with minimum disconnection. This was thanks to the fully redundant cable structure and collaborative efforts with multiple carriers and cable companies, based on an established cooperative relationship. The network, which is IPv4 and IPv6 dual-stuck, is one of NTT Com’s core IPv6 networks.

NTT Communications Corp. (NYSE: NTT)

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