Michael Wheeler is the Executive Vice President of NTT’s Global IP Network so he knows a thing or two about networks and expanding network capacity.
He is responsible for the global IP network (AS2914) and all planning, security and maintenance associated with the network. NTT Ltd. is a IT infrastructure and services company. With revenues of over USD 10 billion, they operate in more than 200 countries and regions, and serve 5,000 clients across multiple industries. Through technology and innovation, they deliver a secure and connected future that empowers our people, clients and communities. They lay the foundation for organizations’ edge-to-cloud networking ecosystem, simplify the complexity of their workloads across multicloud environments, and innovate at the edge of their IT environments, where networks, cloud and applications converge.
NTT Ltd. (NTT), recently announced the expansion of its award-winning tier-1 Global IP Network with a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Denver, Colorado, at CoreSite’s DE1 data center facility.
This expansion will enable NTT and its Global IP Network division to further scale their portfolio of global IP solutions to Internet, cloud, hosting, CDN and IT service providers and content-oriented companies in this strategic market. The PoP will also support the growing demand for high-quality IP services from global companies and organizations that have established headquarters and/or operational centers in the Denver area. Additionally, the energy, transportation, media, financial services and industrial sectors, all key drivers of Denver’s vibrant economy, will benefit from more global connectivity and networking options.
NTT’s clients at CoreSite’s DE1 facility, which is strategically positioned in the center of several key national and regional network fiber plants, will be able to connect at numerous capacity levels with diversity and direct connections to multiple points in the Global IP Network to ensure the highest reliability and the lowest latency in Internet services.
"The new PoP in Denver takes our global backbone into one of North America’s largest technology and communications hubs," said Michael Wheeler, Executive Vice President of the Global IP Network division at NTT. "Internet-centric businesses and organizations operating in the area will have direct access to our tier-1 network and the high-performance IP solutions they need for their content, data, hosting, cloud and other bandwidth-intensive applications."
"As a leading hybrid IT solutions provider, CoreSite is pleased that NTT and its Global IP Network have chosen to expand their presence in our Denver data center campus and join our robust carrier ecosystem where businesses ranging from enterprises to digital platforms can benefit from NTT’s direct IP access," said Juan Font, President and CEO of CoreSite, SVP of U.S. Tower. "Through this expansion, NTT’s extensive global footprint and diverse set of connectivity solutions will provide great value to our customers."
Global Network Expansion
NTT Ltd. Japan Corporation, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., PC Landing Corp, and JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. Established a new company, Seren Juno Network Co., Ltd. (“Seren”) which has been founded to construct and operate “JUNO”, the new and largest trans-Pacific submarine cable system (providing the maximum capacity of 350Tbps) that will run between Japan and the US.
According to leading telecommunications industry analyst firm, TeleGeography, global internet bandwidth has risen by 29 percent in 2021. This growth trajectory is expected to continue upward driven by the deployment of 5G, IoT and edge compute technologies. And with existing Japan-US cables nearing capacity, JUNO is very much needed to meet the increasing demand for global internet bandwidth.
“With the rapid growth of the global digital economy and an increasing demand for cloud solutions and lower latency, the undersea internet cable sector is quickly becoming more critical to global internet infrastructure,” said Takanobu Maeda, President and Chief Executive Officer, NTT Ltd. Japan Corporation. “This new subsea cable is the latest joint effort NTT has led in a long and proud history of providing reliable global internet infrastructure.”
Japan in particular, located midway between the US and key Asian markets, has played the important role of “Data Hub” in the Asia-Pacific region. As such, JUNO is expected to be an ideal addition to the undersea cable network and key to supporting the global internet backbone, and further growth in Asia-Pacific countries and worldwide.
JUNO, the new trans-Pacific submarine cable system, offers several unique benefits to customers:
It will introduce leading-edge SDM (Space Division Multiplexing) technology, enabling the provision of 20 optical fiber pairs (40 cores) per cable, (conventional technology currently provides a maximum of 16 fiber pairs or 32 cores).
It provides the maximum capacity of 350Tbps, the largest among any existing cable system between Japan and the US.
It offers high resiliency by connecting to two separate landing stations in between Japan and the US, providing additional security and resilience against any potential disturbances due to rough weather conditions, particularly along the coastal areas of Japan.
It provides flexibility, as JUNO can alter the amount of bandwidth to each branch route according to demand and in response to customers’ evolving requirements.
Seren will provide fast and reliable network services to global major global technology companies, OTTs, telecommunication carriers, etc. enabling them to strengthen the telecommunications environment in the US and Asia, through reliable and secure sales, operations and management support.NTT has been at the center of global internet infrastructure development and operations for many years with an instrumental role in several subsea cable projects, including JUPITER, MIST, ASE, APG, PC-1, APRICOT and now JUNO. JUNO is expected to begin operating at the end of 2024.