NTT Communications opens point of presence in Milan

NTT Communications, part of the NTT Group, says it has extended its Tier-1 Global IP Network into Milan, Italy, to meet growing customer demand.

NTT Communications, part of the NTT Group, says it has extended its Tier-1 Global IP Network into Milan, Italy, to meet growing customer demand.

The new point of presence (PoP) in Infracom's Via Caldera data center complex in Milan is a strategic node for NTT Communications' expansion into Central Europe. While the extended infrastructure will provide a local PoP for customers in this area, it also acts as an aggregation point for customers in the wider areas such as the Middle East and Africa.

"Italy is a new market for NTT's IP services so it's an exciting time - Milan is a key hub and the Infracom facility is best positioned to provide connectivity to our customers," said Clive Hamilton, head of NTT Europe's Global IP Network business unit said. "From a wider perspective, it also acts as an aggregation point for the Middle East and Africa so is a means of us reaching customers outside of Italy and the wider internet community as well."

Hamilton adds, "Last year, we extended our network into the Balkans region, which has proved to be a great success. This strategy of building PoP's to get closer to our customers will continue throughout the year." Last year, NTT Communications opened six PoPs including Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, and Sofia.

Massimo Lippi, general director of Infracom, said, "We're delighted to welcome NTT Communications as a new partner into the Caldera data center, which we are sure would be a valuable support to enhance NTT growth strategies in Italy. The Infracom Telehouse plays a key role for over 120 ISPs and carriers presently hosted in the Telehouse, providing direct interconnections to Italian and international carriers operating on the Italian market."

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