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NTT Communications, Cisco and Cyan Collaborate to Provide First 100G IP Network for NANOG 61

NTT Communications, Cisco and Cyan announced today that the three leading technology companies are collaborating and partnering with others to provide 100G IP connectivity to NANOG 61, taking place in Bellevue, WA, June 2-4. The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), an association for Internet engineering and architecture professionals that focuses on the technologies and systems that make the Internet function, hosts NANOG meetings across North America three times per year.

NTT Communications, Cisco and Cyan Collaborate to Provide First 100G IP Network for NANOG 61. A Pict ...

NTT Communications, Cisco and Cyan Collaborate to Provide First 100G IP Network for NANOG 61. A Picture of the 100G IP Demo is Shown Here. (Photo: Business Wire)

The 100G network connects the NANOG 61 venue (the Hyatt Regency Bellevue) to NTT Com’s Point of Presence (PoP) at the Westin Building in Seattle, the region’s largest data center and network interconnection hub. The 100G connection is enabled by Cisco ASR 9900 and 9904 routers and powered by Cisco’s IOS® XR Network Operating System, as well as Cyan’s Z-Series packet-optical hardware in combination with Cyan’s Blue Planet platform. Cyan’s hardware and software solution and Cisco routers seamlessly integrate with NTT Com’s backbone and automated provisioning of 10G and 100G connections on NTT Com’s Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform.

“NTT Com is proud to be the connectivity provider of NANOG 61 and bring 100G IP connectivity to all NANOG 61 attendees,” says Michael Wheeler, Executive Vice President of NTT Communications’ Global IP Network at NTT America. “With fiber directly connected to our Seattle PoP, this ultra-high speed network is a milestone in NANOG’s 20-year history and will ensure that all attendees benefit from a fast, high-quality network experience.”

The 100G deployment for NANOG represents yet another step in a multi-year collaboration between NTT Com and Cyan in software-based network services automation, including the development of an open Application Programming Interface (API) designed to drive the rapid provisioning of Optical Wave Services (OWS). This joint development allows NTT Com’s existing Operations Support Systems (OSS) provisioning tools to interact with Cyan’s Blue Planet, ensuring the rapid and automated provisioning of 10 Gbps wavelengths across NTT Com’s Global IP Network.

“Cyan is happy to collaborate with other leading technology companies and provide NANOG attendees with best-in-class network connectivity,” says Michael Hatfield, President, Cyan. “This 100G demonstration and joint development with NTT Com highlights how Cyan’s technology can deliver unparalleled performance, scale and flexibility to customers seeking to transform and simplify their networks.”

"Working with NTT Com to deliver connectivity for NANOG 61 is a great proof point for how Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) technology being open and multi-vendor ready for live SDN deployments and for how our 100G technology delivers industry-leading performance in existing multi-vendor networks,” says Surya Panditi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Networking Group, Cisco. “With increases in connected devices and demand for high-bandwidth content, service providers are having to rethink their technology infrastructures to remain competitive. NTT Com's native dual-stack IPv6 network with 100G connectivity, programmability & automation will serve as a strong foundation for delivering new and enhanced services to enable the Internet of Everything.”

"We are very excited to offer NANOG 61 attendees the largest amount of bandwidth capacity to ever be delivered to one of NANOG’s largest and well-attended events," says Betty Burke, NANOG Executive Director. "This milestone highlights the deployment of next-generation services and applications and raises the bar for future events.”

The 100G connectivity is facilitated by dark fiber provisioned by Comcast and Spectrum Networks.

To tweet this press release or details about the 100G IP Network please use the hashtag #100GatNANOG61.

About NTT Communications

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) is the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT). NTT Com 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 196 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. For more information and updates in the U.S. and the Americas please visit and follow us on Twitter at @NTT_America and @nttcom.

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to

About Cyan

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) enables network transformation. The company’s software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, agility, and scale to networks, that until now, have been static and hardware driven. Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data centers globally, Cyan’s open platforms provide multi-vendor control and visibility to network operators, making service delivery more efficient and profitable. Cyan solutions include the award-winning Blue Planet SDN software and Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms. For more information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at


NANOG is a community of industry experts that work together for the common good of the Internet. In many ways, the NANOG community serves as the heart and soul of the Internet. This close-knit group meets three times a year to discuss all issues, large and small, as they relate to the performance, accessibility and evolution of the Internet. NANOG is dedicated to improving the Internet for all major sectors (public, private, education and consumer) in all corners of the world. NANOG is a non-profit organization and relies on sponsors to help with costs for its tri-annual conferences as well as its expanded educational activities. Annual sponsors include Diamond Sponsors NTT Communications, VeriSign, Google and Microsoft, Platinum Sponsors Netflix and Verizon Terremark, as well as Gold Sponsor Comcast. To learn more, visit

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