News Release

February 27, 2008


Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation ("NTT East") has been working in "open collaboration" with partners in different fields and from different industries in connection with its proposed NGN commercial services in order to provide more customers more convenient and secure IP and broadband services. Today, NTT East is announcing the current status of its plan to provide NGN commercial services.

1. Names and Charges for Commercial Services
(1) Name of NGN Commercial Services
Combining the cutting edge nature of NGN and our comprehensive brand name for optical services, "FLET'S Hikari", NTT East has decided the name for NGN commercial optical broadband services to be "FLET'S Hikari Next."

(2) NGN Charge Structures
The charge structures for NGN services will be similar to those for existing services, and the charges for services targeted to content-distribution businesses will be set at the same level as the existing services but with additional quality of service ("QoS") functions. Our plan is to provide services at price levels that will be convenient for NGN customers, and we hope that these charge structures will allow creation of a variety of services in collaboration with partners in different fields and industries.

2. Timing of Commercialization and Areas of Deployment
NTT East plans to introduce FLET'S and Hikari Denwa services in certain areas of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama Prefectures (i.e. NGN field trial areas) at the end of March 2008, and will begin deployment in ordinance-designated cities and cities with prefectural government offices by the third quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009.

Thereafter, the expansion is planned to cover NTT East's current B FLET'S service area by the end of fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

* For further details on items 1 and 2 above, please see the attached reference materials(PDF:63KB).

Note: Service charges and other conditions for provision of services as set forth on these pages (including the reference materials) indicate charges and other conditions contemplated as of February 27, 2008. Actual service charges and conditions for the proposed NGN commercial services commencing at the end of March 2008 may be different.

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