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December 05, 2011

NTT America Highlights Telecommunications Challenges in Latin America at a Premier Industry Event in Buenos Aires
By Madhubanti Rudra
TMCnet Contributor

In an effort to share its industry expertise with the telecommunications players in Latin America, NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications (News - Alert) Corporation (NTT Com) and a Tier-1 global IP network services provider, recently participated in AHCIET XXX Reunión de Tráfico Internacional. The event is produced by the Ibero-American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Enterprises (AHCIET), a non-profit organization representing more than 50 Latin American and Spanish telecommunications companies. AHCIET provides telecom industry representatives with a valuable platform to discuss challenges and opportunities for broadband growth in Latin America.



According to a press release, the company’s director of business development for Latin America, David Berrios gave a presentation at a panel session titled “Innovation: New Trends in Wholesale Services.” Berrios talked about the emerging trends in the Latin America’ telecommunication industry. He also highlighted the investments NTT America has made in the region to date.

“We have long recognized the value the Latin America market can offer the global economy and are committed to serving the needs of the market. Our heavy investment in infrastructure locally enables Latin America to connect with the rest of the world via a Tier-1 global IP network – and vice versa. NTT America’s (News - Alert) in-depth understanding of the market’s needs will enable us to better establish a cost-effective model for seamless connectivity in Latin America,” Berrios said in the presentation.

Berrios pointed out the wholesale service providers in Latin America are facing challenge due to the high cost of undersea cabling. To avoid this cost, the companies should adopt other tactics and technologies, Berrios pointed out.

He said that mitigating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks domestically can be a solution to this challenge. This method, according to him, will ensure only valuable traffic is being distributed overseas, increasing the prevalence of local Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). This will ultimately help offset network costs and help proliferate new technologies such as 100GigE to increase network efficiencies.

Earlier, at the Futurecom event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, NTT announced its establishment of a global IP network Point of Presence (PoP) in Sao Paulo. The new PoP is claimed to enable Latin American service providers and content networks to gain worldwide connectivity via a Tier-1 network.


Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

 






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