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September 30, 2011

NTT Com Arcstar Universal One to Expand to159 Countries across the World

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

NTT Communications (News - Alert) Corp. (NTT Com) has announced that Arcstar Universal One, a cloud-optimized network service, will soon expand from Japan to 159 countries across the world.

With Arcstar Universal One, enterprises can rapidly deploy cloud-based networks on a reliable, scalable basis. It links directly and seamlessly to the customer’s private network.

In order to meet varying requirements for quality and cost, it’s expected to be offered in four grades of service -- Premium Grade; Business Grade; Economy Grade; Light Grade. Each grade will feature redundant access lines and convenient one-stop operation and maintenance, said company officials.

Company officials said that the Premium Grade is Top quality and its reliability is assured by redundant bandwidth-guaranteed constant-rate access lines. Business Grade, which is touted as highly reliable, features bandwidth-guaranteed constant-rate access line backed up by a best-effort access line.

As the name suggests, Economy Grade is quality balanced with cost effectiveness. Company officials said that it offers partial bandwidth-guaranteed access via variable-rate access backed up by best-effort access. Light Grade is low-cost plan that uses best-effort access backed up by wireless access.

Arcstar Universal One features reliable network that reaches 159 countries via low-latency submarine cable networks, such as PC-1 between Japan and the U.S. -- exceeding 500 Gbps -- and Asia Submarine-cable Express between Japan and Singapore from June 2012 -- exceeding 500 Gbps.

Moreover, it offers global one-stop total operation, including ordering and maintenance available in English as well as Japanese, and a dedicated Web portal, enabling customers to check network status.

 Additional feature include rapid implementation of total cloud-optimized network environment through integration with NTT Com’s BizCITY cloud-based applications and Arcstar Unified Communication Service for seamless global communication.

NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide.

Last month, NTT America (News - Alert), a subsidiary of NTT Communications and a Tier-1 global IP network services provider, revealed that the NTT Communications Global IP Network has reached 500 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of capacity on its transpacific network.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves