TOKYO and MOSCOW, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corp. (NTT Com), a global ICT solutions provider, and Company TTK (TTK), the operator of Russia's largest fiber-optic network, announced on March 4 the interconnection of NTT Com's Arcstar(TM) Global IP-VPN and TTK's IP-VPN services in Russia, and the availability of Arcstar Global IP-VPN service throughout Russia.

As Japanese and other multinational companies expand their operations beyond Moscow and Saint Petersburg into the Russian Far East and other regions, their needs for efficient ICT networks are growing. By interconnecting their two networks and harmonizing basic specifications and procedures, NTT Com and TTK will provide multinational customers with reliable, seamless, low-cost access between offices worldwide and throughout Russia.

NTT Communications has been working aggressively to support the global expansion of multinational enterprises by providing them with a growing range of high-quality services, said NTT Com's Yosuke Seki, Vice President of Service Development in the Global Business Division. Russia is a key emerging market for our customers, a main reason why we established NTT Communications Russia in January 2009. TTK, of course, has been a strategic partner of ours since 2006, when we began collaborating on the Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System. The interconnection of our IP-VPN services now enables us to provide fully managed ICT services throughout Russia in support of our customers' ICT optimization initiatives.

With our Russia-wide network, NTT Com will be able to secure good service coverage in the Russian Federation for its Global IP-VPN network. For us it is another important step forward in our cooperation, said Igor Kelshev, TTK Senior Vice President for International Sales and Marketing.

The strategic partnership between NTT Com and TTK began with a memorandum of understanding signed in 2006 to develop data networks, which resulted in the construction and launch of the Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System, a 570 km, 640 gigabit/second undersea fiber-optic cable linking Ishikari, Hokkaido, and Nevelsk, Sakhalin, the shortest route between Japan and Russia.

Arcstar Global IP-VPN services are available in 159 countries and regions.

About NTT Communications Corp.

Please visit

About CJSC TransTeleCom (Company TTK)

Please visit

Contact: (Ms.) Chiemi Watanabe or (Ms.) Shihoko Kato Global Business Division NTT Communications Corp. Tel: +81-3-6733-8150 e-mail: (Mr.) Yasuhiro Kajiki NTT Communications Russia LLC Tel: +7-495-287-4001 (Mr.) Ilia S. Fabrichnikov (both English and Russian are available) Head of Mass Media Relations Company TTK Tel: +7-495-784-6670 ext. 7371

SOURCE: NTT Communications Corp.

CONTACT: Ms. Chiemi Watanabe or Ms. Shihoko Kato, Global Business Divisionof NTT Communications Corp., +81-3-6733-8150,; or Mr.Yasuhiro Kajiki of NTT Communications Russia LLC, +7-495-287-4001; or Mr.Ilia S. Fabrichnikov (both English and Russian are available), Head of MassMedia Relations of Company TTK, +7-495-784-6670 ext. 7371