NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) is expanding its global IP network footprint with a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Bangkok, Thailand. The new PoP is expected to be operational from July 1 this year.

NTT Com will offer IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack access via its Tier-1 IP network not only to domestic providers of Internet services (ISPs) and content (ICPs), but also multinational companies providing Internet-related services in Thailand and the greater Mekong sub-region (GMS) countries, including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

With the establishment of the new PoP, NTT Com hopes to enhance the Internet environment throughout the GMS, which has a population of approximately 300 million.

Direct connection to this backbone will bring availability to reliable global infrastructure that Internet service providers in Thailand and the GMS will use to deliver high-performance, low-latency and cost-effective global access to their customers, says NTT Com.