TOKYO and SAN JOSE, Calif. – MobilityWire® – November 29, 2010
NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today a Wi-Fi roaming relationship with China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) via Aicent, Inc. (www.aicent.net) to enable NTT Com customers travelling in China to use China Telecom’s wireless local area network (WLAN) access points for data roaming, beginning November 22.
Subscribers of NTT Com’s HOTSPOT™ WLAN service in Japan, including Course 1-3, Biz Remote Access Internet Type, OPEN Plan or OPEN Plan Light, will have access to more than 100,000 access points in 31 provinces, government-ruled municipalities and autonomous regions.
Subscribers will be able to use the roaming service without application and there will be no startup fee. Access will cost 25 yen (tax free) per minute.
China Telecom is a major state-owned telecom operator in China providing fixed-line and mobile services, Internet connection and applications services. As of the end of 2009, China Telecom had 194 million fixed-line subscribers, 62.36 million mobile (CDMA) subscribers and 61.75 million broadband subscribers.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.
About Aicent, Inc.
Serving more than 2.5 billion mobile users around the world, Aicent Inc. is a leading provider of data network, messaging and roaming solutions for mobile operators globally. Aicent operates one of the world’s largest GPRS and 3G network eXchanges, directly connecting to over 100 operators, including nine of the world’s ten largest. Aicent operates one of world’s largest MMS and SMS eXchanges interconnecting with over 150 mobile operators around the world. On any given day, Aicent’s network facilitates over 100 million roaming transactions generated on 150 mobile networks in 114 countries. For more information visit www.aicent.com.
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