NTT Communications launches a new entity in Australia

Sydney, Australia, 11th November 2013: NTT Communications (Tokyo) launches a new Australian entity "NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd" which combines the strengths of its local entities Frontline Systems Australia, Harbour MSP and NTT Australia.

The move will see the company offer clients and partners a truly integrated solution across cloud, networks, managed services and on-premise services. The launch is an important part of NTT Communications’ continued long-term investment in the Australian region.

Monte Davis, new appointed CEO of NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd said the launch is an exciting move for everyone involved and a necessary next step for the organisation.

“We implemented the first phase of our refreshed business model earlier this year and the coming together of Frontline Systems Australia, Harbour MSP and NTT Australia, under one name is a continuation of our regional strategy.

“The three entities are already market leaders in their specific area of IT Services. They each bring a rich offering to the table and, since the refresh, have independently gone from strength-to-strength. By coming together under the one name, we expect the new entity will be a one-stop hub for IT services.

In 2013, the company has seeded over AUD $15 million into improving services: $2 million towards security services, $5 million towards their public cloud offering, and a further $8 million in on-premise utility computing. Headcount is also positive, an additional 12 people joining the Australian team since the refresh.

“Australia is a key growth market for us, and know that growth is best achieved through our people, services and customer relations. Part of this growth includes expanding our services nationally. We’re also currently planning new premises in both Sydney and in the Melbourne CBD,” says Mr. Davis.

The consolidation will see NTT Communications assume more market share in the already competitive Australian ICT market, enabling it to maximise assets to deliver a full end-to-end solution that is unique to the Australian market.

“One of the major benefits to customers is one point of contact – rather than the hassle of dealing with multiple suppliers. Since we started making changes in July, we’ve already seen customers benefit from our complete service offering. We anticipate this service will continue to improve under the new, unified brand,” he added.

NTT Communications acquired majority shares in Frontline Systems Australia in May 2011, and has invested more than AUD $100 million across the three brands in the last two years.

The unified brand will deliver best in class, competitive products, services, and consultancy.

“We have ambitious expansion plans targeting areas of growing demand such as cloud, security and our ‘as a service’ offerings; and the launch of a unified company will help us expand in these areas,” says Mr. Davis.

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For more information please contact:
Clementine Stuart-Russell
The Origin Agency
c.stuartrussell@originagency.com.au
02 8281 3843 / 0414 490 092

About NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd
NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of NTT Communications, the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). The company was launched in 2013 and comprises of NTT Communications' Australian entities NTT Australia, Frontline Systems Australia, and Harbour MSP.

NTT Com ICT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd  (NTT ICT) is a fully integrated, one-stop hub for IT services. The company delivers end-to-end information and communication technology solutions supported with professional services, managed services, and ever-ready technical support working with enterprise-size Australian organisations that want to re-imagine IT through infrastructure innovation. Services include a world-class Tier-1 Internet backbone, secure closed networks, security, system integration, network and application management, managed hosting, infrastructure resale, and global content delivery services. In addition, NTT ICT is a data centre service provider, specialising in fully integrated colocation, private cloud, and managed IT services.

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 160 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers.

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