NTT Communications, which is part of global communications firm Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, will use Cisco gear as part of a network offering Internet Protocol-based virtual private network services.

Among the offerings will be video services.

NTT said it will use Cisco multicasting equipment. The company offers access and services in more than 200 countries through its own network and affiliated partners.

Cisco said the multicasting capability will help reduce costs and management needs for content.

Features include, as cited by Cisco, are:

  • “Delivery of video content from a central location to people working in remote or branch offices

  • “Transmission of data to remote devices (i.e., from a central office to a retail store’s cash registers)

  • “Improved e-learning opportunities to educate or train students and staff”
  • Cisco: