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NTT Com, VSNL Launch Wireless LAN Roaming in India.

Tokyo and Mumbai, India, Oct 16, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today an agreement with Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), a leading Indian telecom and Internet service provider, that enables NTT Com customers traveling in India to use the Tata Indicom Wi-Fi network of wireless broadband access points for international roaming, beginning today.

Subscribers to NTT Com's Hotspot wireless service in Japan can use their regular username and password to access about 70% of the Tata Indicom Wi-Fi network, the nation's largest Wi-Fi network comprising nearly 400 wireless LANs spread across 20 major cities in hotels, cafes, airports and other convenient locations.

The roaming service does not require any additional subscription or startup fee, and costs just 25 yen per minute (tax exempt). Users must be existing subscribers to an NTT Com wireless LAN service (Hotspot, OPEN Plan or OPEN Plan Light). As a special introductory offer, these subscribers are invited to experience the new wireless LAN service in India free of charge through November 30, 2007.

NTT Com also has international roaming arrangements with KT (South Korea), Maxis (Malaysia), StarHub (Singapore), British Telecom (UK), Telecom Italia (Italy), Telestra (Australia) and the T-Mobile Group (USA, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands and UK). The companies are all members of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), an industry alliance encompassing world-class telecom operators, equipment makers and service providers in Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe. NTT Com is a co-founder of the WBA and the only Japanese member. For further information, please visit .

For further information about the NTT Com Hotspot service, please visit

About NTT Com

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) provides information and communications technology (ICT) solutions worldwide with dedicated professionals stationed in 21 countries. Renowned as an IPv6 technology pioneer and managed service expert, NTT Com offers diverse high-quality IP, Web-based, and managed network solutions combining network management, security, ubiquitous, Web portals/engines, and global services. Its world-class Tier 1 Internet backbone and secure closed networks with over 98,000 MPLS ports, combined with the networks of partner companies around the world, connect more than 200 countries. The company earned non-consolidated revenues exceeding one trillion yen (about US$1.2 billion) in fiscal 2006 ended March 31, 2007. NTT Com started as a long-distance phone company in 1999 after the reorganization of the NTT Group, and is the wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. NTT is listed in Japan, London and New York stock exchanges. For more information, please visit

About VSNL

Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), a member of the USD 29 billion Tata Group, is a leading global communications company offering next-generation voice, data and value-added services to enterprises, carriers and retail consumers. Voted the Best Wholesale Service Provider at the World Communications Awards, 2006, VSNL is one of the world's largest providers of wholesale international voice services and operates one of the largest global submarine cable networks. VSNL's customer base includes 1500 Global Carriers, 450 Mobile Operators, 10,000 Enterprises, 500,000 Broadband and Internet subscribers and 300 Wi-Fi public hotspots.

Rated amongst the Top 100 Emerging Global Challengers by the Boston Consulting Group, VSNL has offices in over 35 countries including the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and India. VSNL's global transmission network of over 200,000 route kilometers and its IP core with 200 points of presence enables a range of services that include voice, private leased circuits, IP VPN, Internet access, global Ethernet, hosting, mobile signaling and other IP services. Our philosophy of BusinessnRich drives us to empower our customers to achieve enhanced value in their global businesses.

VSNL is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India, and its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit

Source: NTT Com

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Date:Oct 18, 2007
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