NTT Com, VNNIC to Offer Tier-1 Global IPv6/IPv4 Transit Service in Vietnam

By Ntt Communications Corporation Vietnam Internet Network Information Center, PRNE
Monday, April 25, 2011

TOKYO and HANOI, Vietnam, April 26, 2011 - NTT Communications (NTT Com) and the Vietnam Internet Network Information
Center (VNNIC) jointly announced on April 26 an agreement to cooperate in
providing Internet service providers (ISPs) and Internet content providers
(ICPs) in Vietnam with global access via NTT Com's Tier-1 network, beginning
no later than the end of June.

VNNIC, a Ministry of Information and Communication affiliate that manages
domain names and Internet exchange points, approached NTT Com to collaborate
in meeting the growing demand for access in Vietnam, where Internet traffic
has increased more than four times in the past three years.

NTT Com will work with local partners to provide direct connection to NTT
Com's Tier-1 network via VNNIC-prepared infrastructure. The result will give
ISPs and ICPs a new option for providing customers with enhanced, low-latency
Internet environments and robust connection to content and services
worldwide. NTT Com's Tier-1 IP backbone network offers direct connections to
ISPs in more than 150 countries.

The collaboration also will enable VNNIC, an IPv6 facilitator, to provide
companies in Vietnam with IPv6/IPv4 dual-stack connectivity to the
world-class Tier-1 IPv6 network powered by NTT Com. Strengthened development
of IPv6 in Vietnam will represent an important milestone in the ongoing
global effort to move beyond the limitations of IPv4 technologies.

NTT Communications Vietnam, NTT Com's local subsidiary, will collaborate
with VNNIC on service provision, as well as provide end-user companies with
technical support for transitioning to IPv6.

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About Vietnam Internet Network Information Center

Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) is an government
affiliate to the Ministry of Information and Communication, founded on April
28, 2000
, and carries out the functions of managing, allocating, supervising
and promoting the use of Internet domain names, addresses, and autonomous
system numbers (ASNs) in Vietnam (collectively called "Internet resources")
providing Internet-related guidance and statistics on Internet; and joining
international activities on Internet. VNNIC's main tasks and powers:
planning, managing and allocating Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and ASNs
at national levels; managing and allocating domain names for Internet-related
activities at national levels, including second-level domain names under .VN
and third-level domain names under generic second-level domain names;
managing and operating VNIX (Vietnam National Internet eXchange).

(Mr.) Norifumi Egi or (Ms.) Rumi Ogawa or (Ms.) Lina Chang, Global Business Division NTT Communications, Tel. +81-3-6733-8157, e-mail: gin-marcom-gl at, (Mr.) Nguyen Manh Thuan, Director of Public Relation Department Vietnam Internet Network Information Center, Tel: +84-4-3556-4944, ext 701, e-mail: thuan at

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