NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of telecom leader NTT, announced the expansion of its Tier-1 Global IP Network with a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Manchester, United Kingdom, at Equinix's MA4 Manchester IBX® data center, a strategically-located facility within the Manchester Science Park.

This expansion will enable NTT Com to further scale its offerings to Internet service providers (ISPs), content-oriented companies, cloud, hosting and CDN providers in one of the UK's most populous areas.  Manchester is home to some of Europe's leading producers of digital media, broadcasters, financial services organizations and enterprises.

Equinix's MA4 data center enables direct interconnection to IX Manchester and the London Internet exchange, LINX, as well as a wide range of network service providers and major cloud service providers. This facility features innovative cooling technologies and operates with the highest possible standards of energy efficiency, meeting very standard for security, resilience, quality and environmental management.

NTT Com customers at MA4 will be able to connect to the Global IP Network at numerous capacity levels including 100G ports with guaranteed physical path diversity to ensure the highest reliability and quality of services.

"We are thrilled to extend our footprint into one of the UK's biggest tech hubs to serve a vibrant community of Internet-centric businesses and organizations," said Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America. "We chose this facility because it provides a centralized location, exceptional performance and reliability that are an excellent match to our fully redundant Tier-1 IP backbone," Wheeler added.