NTT ups capacity on its Asia-Oceania backbone to 500 Gbps

NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) on Tuesday announced it had increased the data transmission capacity of its Global IP network linking Asia and Oceania regions to 500 Gbps.

Since 2007, NTT has increased its data-transmission capacity between Asia and Oceania from 53 Gbps to keep pace with the ongoing increase in data traffic volume in Asia due to economic expansion and the entry of U.S. content providers to the region.

The service provider has become an established wholesale provider to a host of service providers, including wireless and traditional wireline carriers, fixed and mobile telecom companies, ISPs, data center operators and content providers. Over its Japan to United States cable network, it also provides dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 services.

Besides providing pure raw capacity, the upgrade will also support its ongoing cloud and data center goals. By 2013, it plans to extend its enterprise cloud services to eight countries as part of its Global Cloud Vision initiative.

This latest network upgrade follows the recent launch of its jointly built Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) undersea cable connecting major cities in Asia, which went live on Aug. 20.

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