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NTT AMERICA ENABLES GROWTH OF IPV6 INTERNET FROM SWITCH AND DATA
[January 20, 2009]

NTT AMERICA ENABLES GROWTH OF IPV6 INTERNET FROM SWITCH AND DATA


Jan 20, 2009 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) --
(Full text of a statement. Contact details below.)
BW)(FL-SWITCH-AND-DATA)(SDXC.NASDAQ) NTT America Enables
Growth of IPv6 Internet from Switch and Data Network Neutral
Data Centers
Technology Editors
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE) - Jan. 20, 2009-- Switch and
Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of data center and
Internet exchange services, today announced that NTT America, a
wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation
(NTT Com) and a Tier-1global IP network services provider, has
completed an expansion across Switch and Data's colocation
facilities in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Seattle, and Palo
Alto, CA. Enterprise and service provider customers in Switch
and Data's sites in these markets will now have direct access
to the world's only commercial grade Global Tier-1 IPv6
backbone operating across four continents, the NTT
Communications Global IP Network, operated by NTT America.
Heralded as the designated successor to IPv4, the current
version of Internet protocol, IPv6 provides a much larger
Internet address space, among other benefits, and in doing so
eliminates the need to use network address translation to avoid
address exhaustion.
As of September 2008, there are 39 /8s remaining in the IPv4
free address pool. The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) have
collectively allocated about ten to twelve /8s of IPv4 address
space each year, on average. If that trend continues unchanged,
by mid-2012 the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
and the other RIRs will no longer be able to allocate large new
blocks of IPv4 address space. This scenario assumes that demand
does not increase ? which is unlikely, given the ever
increasing number of Internet-enabled devices. This scenario
also assumes no industry panic (hoarding, withholding, etc.),
no Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) or RIR policy
changes, and no other external factors influencing address
space allocations, any of which could push the IPv4 depletion
date earlier. Once IPv4 address space is depleted, Internet
growth cannot be sustained without adopting IPv6.
"The new Internet protocol, IPv6, significantly improves the
function and commercial use of the Internet in terms of
scalability, security, mobility and network management," said
Kazuhiro Gomi, CTO of NTT America and vice president of the NTT
Communications Global IP Network. "Even with the current
economic situation we continue to see traffic growth above 70%
annually. With more and more people using the Internet, more
mobile devices accessing the Internet and social networking
sites becoming ever more popular, the time to upgrade to the
new Internet protocol is now. We are very pleased to have an
Internet exchange partner like Switch and Data, a company that
shares our vision for IPv6 and can help foster its adoption in
the United States."
"IPv6 connectivity is critical for U.S. firms conducting
international business, acquiring or merging with foreign
companies, and working with foreign governments, and we're
excited that NTT America is rapidly growing its network with
customers across our footprint," said Ernie Sampera, chief
marketing officer for Switch and Data. "Our long experience
offering IPv6 peering on our PAIX? Internet exchange combined
with our broad footprint of sites and high customer densities
make Switch and Data the natural partner to help NTT America
achieve its growth objectives."
NTT America reports demand for IPv6 services from downstream
Internet service providers, universities, research
institutions, next generation application providers and
organizations that focus on wireless technologies. The company
already counts a number of customers in Switch and Data's
facilities. NTT America's award winning IPv6 transit service is
available in native, tunneled or dual stack modes on different
interfaces up to 10GigE.
An early adopter of IPv6, Switch and Data has incorporated
IPv6 services into its Layer 2 PAIX? Internet exchanges at all


sites.
Customers can implement IPv4, IPv6, or dual IPv4/IPv6
peering using a single peering port with no extra charges and
no special usage or setup fee.
About Switch and Data Switch and Data is a premier provider
of network-neutral data centers that house, power, and
interconnect the Internet. Leading content companies,
enterprises, and communications service providers rely on
Switch and Data to connect to customers and exchange Internet
traffic.
Switch and Data has built a reputation for world-class
service, delivered across the broadest colocation footprint and
richest network of interconnections in North America. Switch
and Data operates 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada, provides one
of the highest customer satisfaction scores for technical and
engineering support in the industry, and is home to PAIX? - the
world's first commercial Internet exchange. For more
information, please visit www.switchanddata.com.
About NTT America NTT America is North America's natural
gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in
the U.S. market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT
Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm
of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph &
Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class
Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services
for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide. For
additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at
www.nttamerica.com.
U.S. product information regarding the NTT Communications
Global IP Network and its award winning IPv6 transit services
may be found at http://www.us.ntt.net/, by calling 877-8NTT-NET
(868-8638), or by emailing sales@us.ntt.net.
About NTT Communications Corporation NTT Com delivers
high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around
the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information
and communication services, expertise in managed networks,
hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in
IPv6 transit technology. The company's extensive global
infrastructure includes Arcstar? private networks and a Tier 1
IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both
reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data
centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com 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
www.ntt.com.
NTT, NTT Communications, and the NTT Communications logo are
registered trademarks or trademarks of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND
TELEPHONE CORPORATION and/or its affiliates. All other
referenced product names are trademarks of their respective
owners. ? 2009 NTT Communications Corporation.
Switch and DataSTC AssociatesKristen Massaro, 212-725-1900
kristen@stcassociates.com or Switch and DataChris Reid,
813-207-7722 creid@switchanddata.com or NTT AmericaSubudhi
Consulting GroupJoya Subudhi, 804-612-5393 joya@subudhi.com or
NTT AmericaChris Davis, 214-915-1354 cdavis@us.ntt.net

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