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History and milestones

1952

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation established

1985

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) incorporated as a private company

1987

NTT listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

1988

NTT DATA Corporation started operations

1992

NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (presently NTT DOCOMO) started operations

1995

NTT DATA listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

1996

NTT DATA listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

1998

Global Information Sharing Concept announced

1998

NTT DOCOMO listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

1999

NTT's operations reorganized into a holding company structure: businesses transferred to three new wholly-owned subsidiaries – NTT East, NTT West, and NTT Communications

2002

Prefecture-based subsidiaries of NTT East and NTT West started operations

2004

NTT Group's Medium-Term Management Strategy announced

2008

Announcement of a new Medium-Term Management Strategy: ‘Road to Service Creation Business Group’

2018

Announcement of the integration of Dimension Data, NTT Communications, and NTT Security

2019

Announcement of the new global operating company NTT Ltd., branded NTT

2019

NTT and Microsoft form a strategic alliance to enable new digital solutions

2020

NTT completes tender offer in USD 40 billion NTT Docomo deal

2020

NTT becomes the Business Avenger for Sustainable Cities and Communities

Global awards and achievements

Size and scale:

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• #4 IT services provider (NTT Group)
• #4 IP backbone internet provider worldwide (NTT Group)
• #1 for data center footprint (NTT Group)

Brand:

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• 28th most valuable brand
• More than 85% of Fortune Global 100 companies use NTT
• S&P Rating of AA-
• Environmental Impact Award, World Communication Awards 2020
• Smart Cities Award, World Communication Awards 2020

People and Culture:

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• Global Top Employer 2020

Innovation:

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• Invest heavily in R&D – USD 3.6bn annually
• Top 100 global innovator (NTT Group, according to Clarivate Analytics)
• Over 17,000+ patents worldwide (NTT R&D)

Marketing:

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• Marketing Week Masters: Reinventing brand perceptions at the Tour de France - B2B award

Analysts:

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• ‘Leader’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services 2021*
• ‘Leader’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, 2020 (WhiteHat Security)*
• A Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Center Colocation and Interconnection Services 2021 Vendor Assessment
• Leader in IDC’s MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services Vendor Assessment 2020
• Leader in IDC’s MarketScape: Managed SD-WAN Services vendor assessment 2020

Managed Services:

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• Deployed over 21 million IP desk phones
• Provide Support and Managed Services for more than 1 million collaboration seats, across Cisco, Alcatel, and Nortel technologies
• Retain the highest level of MSP partnerships for Azure, AWS & GCP
• Pioneer in managed SD WAN and SD WAN services and NFV hosted out of 75+ network hosted nodes

Microsoft:

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• Intelligent Communications Partner of the Year 2019
• Power BI Partner of the Year 2019

CheckPoint:

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 • Partner Excellence Award – Best Strategic GSI Partner of the Year 2019

Splunk:

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 • Global Alliance Partner of the Year 2020

Regional awards and achievements

Americas

  • Customer Experience Partner of the Year, Americas - 2020 Cisco Global Partner Awards
  • Software Partner of the Year, Brazil - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards
  • Technology Excellence Partner of the Year: Collaboration, Brazil - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards
  • Technology Excellence Partner of the Year: Security, Brazil - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards
  • IoT/Industry Partner of the Year, Brazil - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards
  • Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, North America*
  • Leader in ISG’s Provider Lens for Cyber Security – Solutions and Service Partners 2020, Brazil (TSS)
  • Leader in ISG’s Provider Lens for Cyber Security – Solutions and Service Partners 2020, US (SSS)

Asia Pacific


  • Omnichannel Customer Experience and Technology, 2019 Singapore Business Review International Business Awards

  • Dell Technologies President’s Club (APJ)

  • Technology Excellence: Data Center (APJ) - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Social Impact Partner of the Year, Thailand - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Customer Experience Partner of the Year, Asia Pacific - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • India Partner of the Year, India - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, Asia Pacific*

  • Frost & Sullivan 2019 Philippines Contact Center System Integrator of the Year

  • Frost & Sullivan 2019 AP Customer Experience System Integrator of the Year

  • Frost & Sullivan 2019 AP MSS Provider of the Year

  • Frost & Sullivan 2019 SEA Unified Communications System Integrator of the Year

  • Frost & Sullivan 2020 AP Cloud Infrastructure Services Provider of the Year

  • Frost & Sullivan 2020 AP Managed Security Services Provider of the Year

  • Leader in IDC’s MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment

  • Leader in IDC’s MarketScape: Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) Data Center Operations and Management 2020

  • Major Player in IDC’s MarketScape: Next-generation Telecom Services, Asia Pacific 2020

  • 451 Research, Leader in India’s data center market (NTT Netmagic)

  • ANZ Partner of the Year, Australia - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Leader in ISG’s Provider Lens for Cyber Security – Solutions and Service Partners 2020, Australia (TSS, SSS, MSS)

  • Leader in IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Cloud Security Services 2021 Vendor Assessment

Europe


  • Technology Excellence Partner of the Year: Security, Czech Republic - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Technology Excellence Partner of the Year: Service Provider, Germany - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Software Partner of the Year, Germany - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Customer Experience Partner of the Year, Belgium - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Enterprise Partner of the Year, Netherlands - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Customer Experience Partner of the Year, France - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

  • Niche Player in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, Europe*

  • Leader in ISG’s Provider Lens for Cyber Security – Solutions and Service Partners 2020, France (TSS, SSS, MSS)

  • Partner of the Year 2020, EMEA - 2020 AppDynamics Awards

  • EMEA Partnerof the Year 2020, EMEA - 2020 Genesys Awards

  • Business Partner of the Year, Luxembourg - 2020 ICT Awards

  • Extraordinary IT Support of the Year, Luxembourg - 2020 ICT Awards

  • Managed Security Silver Award, Germany - 2020 Vogel IT-Medien Awards

  • Innovation Partner of the Year, Belgium – 2020 Dell Technologies Partner Awards

  • North Europe Best Overall Partner 2020, Germany – 2020 Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Awards

  • Innovator of the Year, Belgium – 2020 VMware Partner Awards

  • Best Partner Success Story, Belgium – 2020 VMware Partner Awards

  • Most Committed Partner, Belgium – 2020 VMware Partner Awards

  • Best Managed Services Provider, Germany – 2021 IDG Channel Partner award

Middle East and Africa

  • Transformation/Innovation Partner of the Year, MEA - 2020 Cisco Regional Awards

UK and Ireland

  • Leader in ISG’s Provider Lens for Cyber Security – Solutions and Service Partners 2020, UK (SSS) 

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