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NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications arm of NTT) is to absorb NTT's Atlas IT subsidiary in a bid to develop a strong leadership position in global managed network, infrastructure and applications services.

Atlas IT will change its name to NTT Com Managed Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Com. The new company, which already provides remote infrastructure and application management services to mid-market and enterprise customers in EMEA, North America, Asia and Australia, will be tasked with expanding its range of managed services globally.

Shigeru Kitabatake SVP Managed Services, said: ""With the financial support of NTT Com we believe the new NTT Com Managed Services business will help us realize our ambition to be a global leader in managed networks, infrastructure and application management.""

Damian Skendrovic, who will take the post of CEO NTT Com Managed Services, said: ""After several years of successful growth, I am delighted that Atlas IT has been chosen to lead the global expansion of NTT Com's managed services business. With the direct backing of NTT Com we are well positioned to realize our global ambitions and better serve our expanding global customer base.""

NTT Com provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to enterprises, backed by worldwide infrastructure that includes a global IP network, the Arcstar Universal One VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide.