NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced it is the host of NANOG 61, taking place in Bellevue, WA, June 2-4. NTT Com has also committed to being a Diamond Sponsor of NANOG, extending its sponsorship support to upcoming events including NANOG 62 and NANOG 63, scheduled in Baltimore, MD, and San Antonio, TX, respectively. In recognition of NANOG’s 20 th year celebration event, NTT Com is providing 100G connectivity to all attendees in a joint effort with other leading technology companies. This also marks a milestone for NANOG as it is the largest amount of bandwidth capacity ever to be delivered to one of NANOG’s largest events, with more than 800 registered attendees. The North American Network Operators Group ( NANOG) is an association for Internet engineering and architecture professionals that focuses on the technologies and systems that make the Internet function. Hundreds of network engineers and product professionals from major North American carriers, content providers, cloud companies, multi-tenant data centers, hosting companies, and interconnection service providers converge at NANOG’s tri-annual meetings. "We are proud to support the community outreach and information exchange platform provided by NANOG and its meetings," says Dorian Kim, Vice President, IP Engineering and Network Development, NTT Com Global IP Network, NTT America. "NANOG offers an essential forum to discuss and agree on technical information and implementation issues that require community support to move networking technologies and operational practices forward," Kim adds. From IPv6 to 100G Ethernet and Software-defined Networking (SDN), NTT Com is a pioneer in the implementation of new technologies. As one of the world’s top providers of global IP networking, DDoS protection services and Layer 2 Ethernet solutions, the company has unique insight into how communications service providers can deliver leading-edge network capabilities while collaborating and interacting with other network service providers.