Japanese telecommunications giant NTT Communications (NYSE:NTT, news, filings) has been giving its global network services division, Arcstar some focus lately. The company has made another move into Russia with the interconnection of its own IPVPN with those of operator TTK, whose fiber runs along the railroad tracks across those vast distances. It's not the first time the two have worked together, having collaborated on the Hokkaido-Sakhalin Cable System a few years ago. This new move expands the reach of Arcstar's Global IPVPN services throughout Russia.
And on Friday they announced cooperative efforts with their partners around the world to improve both quality and efficiency across a variety of product lines from legacy ATM services to new e-VLAN connectivyt. They agreed to shorten implementation intervals, improve network quality, and further reduce the number of long-term outages. Sounds like the kind of thing they ought to be working on all the time, eh? For the international services market however, there tend to be many layers to the business and thus more opportunities for inefficiency to creep in.
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