NTT Communications (NTT Com) today announced its further expansion in China with the opening of a new branch office in Wuhan, Hubei Province in February and the launch of a new point of presence (POP) for its Arcstarâ„¢ Global IP-VPN managed network services in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. The Wuhan office is a milestone for NTT Com as the first branch office of a global telecommunications company in the city.

Wuhan, the biggest industrial city in central China, is home to many specially designated zones for economic and technological development. The central China region comprising Hubei, Henan and Hunan provinces has been enjoying high GDP growth rates, attracting Japanese and other multinational companies to set up business hubs and capitalize on the region’s growing middle class. Economic development is expected to be further stimulated by a high-speed railway opened between Wuhan and Guangzhou in December 2009.

NTT Com currently operates branches mainly near China’s coast, including Dalian, Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Guangzhou. The Wuhan branch will enhance NTT Com’s provision of ICT solutions, including fast support for operation and maintenance, in central China.

The branch will be located at No. 4218, New World International Trade Center, 568 Jianshe Avenue, Wuhan, Hubei.

The new POP in Guangzhou is now serving China’s second highest concentration of Japanese and other multinationals, following only the Shanghai area. Besides enabling NTT Com to offer high-quality, low-cost network services to nearby customers, it also will enable customers to shorten access lines to south China region, especially Guangdong Province. The new POP’s backbone is connected to Japan directly and to other Asian locations via Hong Kong, ensuring low-latency access.

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

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 visit