NTT Communications launches SD-WAN footprint covering over 190 countries

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications provider within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), has launched NTT SD-WAN Service Portfolio, an SD-WAN platform with coverage spanning over 190 countries, the company said.

In another first, NTT Com has set a new industry benchmark by becoming the first global provider to deploy a 100 percent software defined network that provides the framework for NTT Com to offer a rich suite of overlay SD-WAN services for global and regional enterprises, along with industry leading SD-WAN network performance for enterprises and end-users.

The global software defined network provides NTT Com with unprecedented flexibility and speed to launch new services designed to assist enterprises in transforming their businesses and responding to their competition. NTT Com is expanding its Software-Defined Network Service and now has more choices to offer customers by launching these SD-WAN services.

NTT SD-WAN platform is based on a groundbreaking architecture that is locally distributed around the world via 75+ local cloud centers (LCCs), optimized for network, mobility, and security services. NTT SD-WAN real-time streaming network analytics offers CIOs and their IT staff deep insight into application performance, network security, and the end-user experience.

The platform also supports the delivery of services from customer premises equipment located at customer branch offices.

NTT Com is leveraging software defined technology and platform acquired via the Virtela acquisition in 2014. Virtela, a leader in software defined networking, was offering software defined network services to enterprises for over 12 years at the time of acquisition. Together, the NTT Com and Virtela teams continue to accelerate the development of NTT Com´s “SDx+M Solution Strategy.”

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company´s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the SD-WAN Service Portfolio reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications´ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.