NTT Communications and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, NTT America, the global data and IP service arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT), today announced their participation as Gold Sponsor at the Capacity Latam Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At a time when the telecommunications industry in Latin America is booming and the region is making a concerted effort to lower costs and expand access, NTT Communications is proud to provide insight and leadership on the key issues shaping the broadband and IP transit industry in the area. The event, currently the largest of its kind for the Latin American wholesale telecommunications sector, is expected to draw more than 180 service providers and carriers from more than 40 countries. Conference sessions are scheduled for March 19-20. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Capacity Latam 2013. As part of its involvement this year, NTT Communications also is sponsoring a Technology Workshop on Monday, March 18, focused on Software-Defined Networking (SDN). The day-long workshop is designed specifically for technical specialists and will cover a variety of issues related to SDN, including the effect on networks from a global ISP’s perspective, its network operations centers (NOC), personnel and equipment requirements, and the technical implications on partners and customers. On Tuesday, March 19, Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the NTT Communications Global IP Network (GIN) business unit at NTT America, will speak as part of the keynote panel “Adapting for Success in Latin American Wholesale” on the challenges and opportunities global carriers are facing in Latin America. As wholesale business models across the world are evolving, global IP providers are faced with the challenge of moving from traditional revenue streams to new models that consider a more competitive landscape and the adoption of emerging technologies.