By Pacific Crossing

Pacific Crossing, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation and operator of the transpacific submarine cable system PC-1, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Takahiro Sumimoto as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Sumimoto was recently a Vice President of NTT America, Inc. and also serves on the Board of Directors of Pacific Crossing. He previously served as Director of Global Business at NTT Communications focusing on global telecommunications service planning for enterprises and Tier 1 IP Transit services sales. He held senior positions at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation where he was in charge of Global Business strategic planning. He also started NTT Communications’ global telecommunications services in France while with NTT Europe Ltd.

“The PC-1 cable system has made significant progress over the last few years, having been upgraded twice to expand capacity, extended backhaul capabilities and strengthened its product offerings, while maintaining impeccable network quality of service. I strongly believe that PC-1 has huge potential to meet our customers’ rapidly growing needs with the lowest latency transpacific route. The value of PC-1 will be enhanced through collaboration and synergies with NTT Communications Corporation and its affiliates which provide a broad range of ICT solutions worldwide,” said Mr. Sumimoto.

About the PC-1 Transpacific System

Pacific Crossing's 21,000km fiber optic system consists of four fiber-pairs organized in four segments connecting four cable landing stations near major metropolitan areas in the United States and Japan including: Harbour Pointe, Washington; Grover Beach, California; Ajigaura, Japan; and Shima, Japan. The landing facilities connect seamlessly with NTT Communications and Global Crossing North America (GCNA) to provide backhaul services with diverse routes into major metropolitan areas in both regions.

About Pacific Crossing

Pacific Crossing owns and operates the transpacific, subsea fiber-optic network ring, PC-1, connecting the U.S. and Japan. The 21,000km PC-1 submarine cable system offers the highest reliability and the lowest latency across the Pacific. Supported by extensive backhaul into major U.S. and Japanese cities, Pacific Crossing’s infrastructure offers seamless interconnection to virtually every major international network operator for onward global access. The company delivers state-of-the-art capacity and managed network services at competitive prices to a growing customer base of carriers and media and information transport-intensive enterprise customers. The company is registered in the USA and Japan, with principal offices in San Francisco, USA and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier 1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please