NTT adds VPLS service to its European service mix

NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) is giving European customers another option for Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS), one of many moves it has made lately to appeal to the market's multinational clients looking for alternative global connectivity solutions.

A key point of the service is its reach. Available in 30 European countries, the VPLS service will provide Layer 2 Ethernet capabilities that are backed up by 24x7 support, customer portal access and a service level agreement (SLA).

The new service will likely appeal to enterprise customers that want multipoint, multi-site to multi-site connectivity to connect their respective European sites.    

Already, the new service has gotten the attention of business social networking site Xing, which is going to use the service to connect its offices and data centers.  

For NTT, the new VPLS service is part of a broader strategy to not only expand its European service footprint, but also its Cloud Vision strategy. In Europe alone, the service provider recently opened an office in Stockholm, Sweden, to target managed service opportunities in the Nordic countries and earlier opened a Point of Presence (PoP) in Amsterdam.   

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