TOKYO, November 20 /PRNewswire/ --

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) was named the "Best International IP-VPN" service provider in the "User Survey Analysis: Best International Network Service Providers in Asia/Pacific 2007"(1) issued by Gartner Inc.(2), the world's largest IT research and advisory company.

In this survey, NTT Com's network reliability, customer-tailored support and comprehensive network management capabilities were highly evaluated by users.

NTT Com has been continuously taking strong initiatives in providing reliable global network services by improving the operational process, enhancing its resiliency of the networks and strengthening customer support. As one of these activities, it has also been hosting a forum called "Arcstar Carrier Forum", where NTT Com shares skills and methods with major Asia-Pacific partners and tackles the issues together with them for better service quality. NTT Com believes that these extensive activities involving partner carriers in the region are the key factors of receiving this recognition.

Gartner surveyed IT and network managers of multinational companies operating in the Asia-Pacific region in 2Q 2007. Respondents were asked to evaluate service providers in terms of reliability, throughput, latency, customer support, installation/repairs, range of options and price. A total of 16 providers such as AT&T, BT, Orange or Verizon were rated for international IP-VPN services.

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(1) Gartner, "User Survey Analysys: Best International NSPs in Asia/Pacific, 2007, October 2007", To Chee Eng, Kenshi Tazaki

(2) Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 3,900 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 75 countries.

Disclaimer

"User Survey Analysis: Best International NSPs in Asia/Pacific, 2007" (9 October 2007, To Chee Eng and Kenshi Tazaki) is copyrighted by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. "User Survey Analysis: Best International NSPs in Asia/Pacific, 2007" is an evaluation of a vendor as a whole, not just on its position within a single market. It is based on Gartner's assessment of the vendor's vision and execution for a product or service, relative to Gartner's analysis of clients' requirements. It is not intended as a comparison relative to competitors in the market. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Analysis, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors in the highest ratings. The survey is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Contact: Go Akimoto or Shihoko Kato NTT Communications Global Business Division Tel: +81-3-6800-4500 E-mail: marketing-gl@ntt.com

Web site: http://www.ntt.com

Go Akimoto or Shihoko Kato both of NTT Communications Global Business Division, +81-3-6800-4500, marketing-gl@ntt.com