NTT Communications was created with the privatization of NTT, which is formerly was Japan’s domestic monopoly telecommunications operator (KDD was had the monopoly for overseas telecommunications from Japan).
NTT Communications started globalization with the acquisition of US internet access, hosting and service provider VERIO for a approximately US$ 5.5 billion, announced on May 8, 2000.
Managed Security Services (MSS): Greschitz IT Security and Secode AB join NTT Com Security AG
On June 30, 2009, NTT Communications announced a public tender offer for the shares of Integralis AG offering € 6.75 in cash per share. Integralis at that point was traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Xetra).
In October NTT Communications acquired 78.4% of Integralis AG at a cost of € 59.1 million, to offer managed security services.
The company was founded on 19 July 1993 as “Articon Fertigungsleitsysteme GmbH”, Articon Information Systems AG had IPO on the German Neuer Markt in 1998.
Integralis Ltd was founded in 1989.
On 29 February 2000, Articon Fertigungsleitsysteme GmbH and Integralis Ltd merged, and the resulting company was Articon-Integralis AG.
On August 11, 2010, NTT Communications Corporation announced the acquisition of all shares of Secode AB, a managed security services (MSS) provider operating in the Nordic countries. Secode AB’s security operation centers (SOCs) were folded into NTT Communications network of SOCs.
On December 1, 2011, NTT Communications transferred the shareholding in Secode AB to Integralis AG (today’s NTT Com Security AG), making Secode AB a fully owned subsidiary or Integralis AG (Today NTT Com Security AG).
Arkadin International SAS valued at approx. US$ 463 million
On August 5, 2013, NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced that it will acquire 91.2% of the shares of the French conference and collaboration specialist Arkadin International SAS from current investors AXA Private Equity (now: Ardian Investment) and other investors.
The valuation is estimated at approximately US$ 463 million.
After the sale of 91.2% to NTT Communications, ownership will be as follows:
91.2% NTT Communications
Arkadin International SAS [enjoy sharing] – Collaboration-as-a-Service (CaaS)
Arkadin International SAS is one of the world’s largest providers of audio, web, video conferencing and unified communications services.
The company was founded in 2001 by Olivier de Puymorin, and today serves about 37,000 customers in 32 countries.