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June 24, 2009

NTT America Sponsors Telx CBX Event

By Amy Tierney, TMCnet Web Editor

Telecom service provider NTT America announced that the company will act as a silver level sponsor of Telx CBX (Customer Business Exchange). The colocation and interconnection networking event is scheduled for June 25 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

The one-day event, which is in its seventh year, gives thousands of Telx customers and partners a chance to network with one another, the company said. Its goal is to facilitate business relationships and deals that generate new relationships among the global networks, enterprises, and technology companies that are part of Telx’s 15 facilities.
“Telx CBX is an ideal event for us as hundreds of C-level and other senior-level executives representing companies from around the world attend the event to explore new business opportunities to extend their networks and add new services,” said Jason Crummett, regional vice president of sales, NTT America (News - Alert), in a statement. “As a Telx facility customer, we have the opportunity to provide access to our Tier-1 ISP network, which is distinguished by peering relationships, a single ASN (2914) and support from Global NOCs (network operations centers), with other customers.”
NTT America provides data transport capabilities, including enterprise hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide.
The company’s Tier-1 Global IP Network (GIN) is available to Telx customers through two New York City facilities. At Telx’s flagship interconnection facility at 60 Hudson Street, more than 100 telecommunications companies can interchange Internet traffic through Telx’s meet-me-room individual fiber optic lines. The second location, at 111 Eighth Avenue, is home to more than 40 domestic and international carriers.
NTT America’s Global IP Network gives Telx customers bandwidth from 10mbps to 10Gbps over the current Internet protocol (IPv4) and the next-generation Internet protocol (IPv6). All of the company’s Global IP Network U.S. support calls are answered by a Dallas-based engineer.
In April, the network logged the fastest bandwidth available, 210 Gigabits per Second (Gbps), on the transpacific portion of the service, the company said. The network also offers direct connection to major ISPs in Asia, the United States and Europe.
NTT America's parent company, NTT Communications (News - Alert) is the largest telecommunications company in Asia and one of the largest in the world. 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.
The sponsorships comes the heels of NTT America promoting its chief technology officer Kazuhiro Gomi to chief operating officer. In his new role, Gomi will lead the newly created Enterprise Solutions Business Unit (ESBU).
The event is coming at a good time for Telx. The company recently announced it is giving its customers greater access to interconnect with multiple carriers, service and content providers, financial exchanges, and enterprise networks. What’s more, Telx recently opened its fourth colocation site in New York metro area, according to TMCnet.

Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering unified communications, telepresence, IP communications industry trends and mobile technologies. To read more of Amy’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan

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