NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced its participation at the International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 taking place in Chicago, May 11-14. ITW, one of the most prominent global events for the wholesale telecommunications community, brings together participants from around the world and provides the opportunity to network with industry peers, suppliers and customers.
Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the NTT Com’s Global IP Network at NTT America, will join industry leaders on the panel “Exploring the Content/Carrier Dynamic and the Potential for Mutual Benefit” on Tuesday, May 13 th, at 11:00 a.m. The session will focus on how carriers and content providers can redefine their relationships to create a win-win situation for all as new models and ideas are changing the telecommunications landscape.
“The relationships between carriers and content providers are rapidly evolving and it is critical that they become more symbiotic for mutual benefit,” Wheeler said. “Carriers need to evolve their role in the ecosystem so they can continue to exist, and ultimately thrive, while simultaneously ensuring that market realities don’t make them irrelevant,” he added. “Carriers have a great opportunity to leverage the current market dynamics if they utilize some creativity and leverage technology in unique ways,” Wheeler concluded.
NTT Com is in a unique position to address global wholesale trends and opportunities, as the company was named by leading market research firm Renesys earlier this year as one of the top 2013 wholesale IP providers worldwide. Two reports from Renesys—the widely popular Baker’s Dozen list and the Wholesale Rankings 2013—put NTT Com in one of the top spots in the global IP transit rankings.In Asia, the company retained its position as the leading provider of wholesale IP services, again topping the ranking; while in North America, NTT Com ranked third (up from eighth at the end of 2012) and in Europe, sixth (up from ninth a year before). The company also held top spots in other fast-growing IP markets, ranking fourth in Oceania/Australia and sixth in Africa. This is one of the company’s strongest performances since these closely watched wholesale rankings have been compiled, consolidating NTT Com’s leadership in an increasingly competitive market.