NTT Com also held top spots in other fast-growing IP markets, ranking fourth in Oceania / Australia and sixth in Africa.Renesys mines a vast database of Internet routing information to produce a series of league tables comprising the top wholesale IP service providers across various regions and markets. The rankings, based on a metric called “wholesale customer base score” related to services on the IPv4 protocol, are widely recognized throughout the industry. In a separate but equally closely scrutinized review of the world’s leading Internet service providers, also published by Renesys, NTT Com finished in one of the top two spots as well. The list, which is known as the Baker’s Dozen, charts the fortunes of the leading 13 IP services players in the world each year. Authors of the report noted that competition for the number two slot was “brutal” but NTT Com sealed the position following significant customer wins in North America and Europe. As Renesys explains, the data analyzed for the Baker’s Dozen is related to IPv4 and shows global scores. It concludes that the battle for global Internet dominance is likely to play out in Asia, where NTT Com is already strong. As companies “become more sophisticated consumers of Internet traffic,” it continues, “they will seek connectivity alternatives that will keep their own consumers happy.” According to Wheeler, NTT Com is poised to gain even more ground in this competitive IP landscape. “We have the worldwide network scale, the expertise and the financial capabilities to help our customers expand globally,” he said. For more details, please refer to the Baker’s Dozen 2013 here. A summary of Renesys’ Wholesale Rankings 2013 are available in Capacity’s Wholesale World 2014 yearbook. About NTT Communications NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 160 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.