Best North American Wholesale Carrier Award 2016. (Graphic: Business Wire)

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), announced that it has been named Best North American Wholesale Carrier at the Capacity Global Carrier Awards 2016, sponsored by Capacity Media. This is the third year in a row that NTT Com received such award. The ceremony took place in Paris, France, during the Capacity Europe 2016 Conference.

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Best North American Wholesale Carrier Award 2016. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Best North American Wholesale Carrier Award 2016. (Graphic: Business Wire)

"Based on the latest Dyn wholesale rankings, NTT Com is ranked as one of the leading wholesale IP providers in North America," the Global Carrier Awards Judging Panel said in a statement. "Offering greater 100G global connectivity options than most other providers in the region, this company is poised to gain even more ground as it invests in upscaling and upgrading its network."

"We are honored to receive this recognition acknowledging NTT Com's performance and leadership in North America," said Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the Global IP Network business unit at NTT Communications. "This award further strengthens our commitment to delivering the most innovative solutions for our customers and expanding the connectivity options available in the region and around the world."

Celebrating innovation, vision and excellence, the Capacity Global Carrier Awards are among the most prestigious recognitions for the global and regional wholesale telecommunications industry in the world.

A record number of over 200 entries were submitted for this year's awards. The winners were decided by a panel of over 20 judges, which include leading analysts, industry experts and Capacity's senior editorial team. They were aided by a new scoring system, which was refined for 2014 to ensure that the shortlisting and winners decisions remained objective and transparent.

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