A world-class business location

The international IT and communications company NTT Communications Corporation (part of the NTT Group) has opened a new point of presence (PoP) at the Amsterdam Science Park. A point of presence typically houses servers, routers and other network equipment.

NTT Com “has identified Amsterdam Science Park as a world-class hub for research, innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Toby Russell, the sales director for NTT Europe. “We are delighted to be supporting such a vibrant, leading-edge community.”

NTT, which stands for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, is a Japanese telecommunications company headquartered in Tokyo that employs more than 240,000 people worldwide. NTT Com provides consulting, architecture and ICT solutions for many multinationals, with a tier-one IP network ranging from Asia to North America and Europe. With its own infrastructure, the company connects more than 96 countries and regions and more than 140 data centres worldwide

Their new PoP is located in Amsterdam Science Park’s Interxion data centre building, which offers access to more than 110 carriers and ISPs. It marks NTT Com's third location in the city, and reflects both the company's commitment to Amsterdam as well its growing customer base in the Benelux region. Their new PoP also establishes connections with leading organisations such as Amsterdam’s National Institute of Subatomic Physics (Nikhef).

Networking hub

As part of this launch, NTT Com recently sponsored MORE-IP, a networking event for the internet industry that took place in Amsterdam. It was hosted by the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the world's largest internet exchanges. “With this expansion, NTT Com is making an important contribution to its evolution both in the Netherlands and worldwide,” said the CCO of AMS-IX, Jesse Robbers.

The new presence also expands Amsterdam’s role as an international networking hub. “Thanks to this PoP in our Science Park data centre, all our customers get even easier and faster access to NTT’s services,” said Michael van den Assem, Interxion Netherlands' managing director. “This means that Amsterdam is now not only a gateway to Europe, but also a highway to Asia.”