NTT integrates three India business units, Sharad Sanghi to lead new entity

NTT integrates three India business units, Sharad Sanghi to lead new entity
Sharad Sanghi  |  Photo Credit: Company photo
19 Nov, 2020

Tokyo-based global technology services provider NTT on Thursday said that its infrastructure-focused businesses NTT India (formerly Dimension Data), NTT Com India and Netmagic would function as a single entity from January 1, 2021.

The integrated entity will bring the firm’s technology services and solutions to the extended client base in India, a statement said. The move is also expected to boost the organisation’s end-to-end services capabilities, such as managed cloud infrastructure, cloud services and foundational technology solutions.

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The newly-formed entity will be led by Sharad Sanghi, currently CEO of global data centers and cloud infrastructure of NTT-Netmagic, the statement said. 

Sanghi, who has worked with the company since 1998, said the integration will strengthen NTT’s growth plans in the country. 

“The coming together of three NTT businesses in the Indian subcontinent is a strategic move in the right direction... This reinforces our commitment to helping our clients derive greater value while delivering business outcomes – with an integrated approach to hosted infrastructure, connectivity, security and managed support,” he said.

The Columbia alumnus played a critical role in making Netmagic one of India’s leading managed hosting and cloud service providers, the statement said. The Japanese firm employs over 1,000 people and runs nine data centers globally.

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“With the deeper integration of our companies, reinforced with the capabilities of the largest data center and cloud infrastructure player in India, we will truly see the power of OneNTT,” Kiran Bhagwanani, CEO of go-to-market for the APAC region at NTT, said.  

“Over the next two months, Kiran and Sharad will work together to ensure a smooth leadership transition and continue to deliver on our client commitments,” John Lombard, CEO for the APAC region at NTT, added.