NTT Limited has appointed Kiran Bhagwanani as the chief executive officer (CEO) for its India operations. Bhagwanani will focus on ensuring that the company meets its ambitious objectives. He will report to John Lombard, CEO, Asia Pacific, NTT Limited.

In another development, NTT Limited has announced that Dimension Data, NTT Communications, Netmagic Solutions, NTT Security and Arkadin will be among the 28 companies and brands from over 70 countries to become a part of NTT Limited.

With the integration, Netmagic Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications will become a part of the global data centre services business owned by NTT Limited and will be led by Sharad Sanghi as the CEO in India. He reports to senior executive vice president, ICT infrastructure services, Masaaki Moribayashi.

When launched on July 1, 2019, NTT Limited brought together 40,000 people from brands into one company. NTT limited will partner over 10,000 clients around the world, including leading organisations across financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, energy and utilities, manufacturing, automotive and technology sectors. With this integration, clients will also benefit from NTT’s innovation centre in Japan and have access to its full partnership network. In rebranding to NTT, NTT Limited in India will be able to offer its clients an unparalleled range of skills and capabilities across many technologies.

The brands that will be combined over a phased period to form NTT Limited would include Arkadin, CAPSiDE, Communications Lifecycle Management (CLM), DPA, DTSI Group, Emerio, e-shelter, Euricom, e2y, Global IP Network (GIN), Gyron, Netmagic Solutions,  NTT Communications Cloud Infrastructure Services (NTT Com CIS), NTT Communications Managed Services,  NTT Global Networks,  NTT Indonesia Nexcenter (NTTI Nexcenter), Oakton, RagingWire, Secure-24, SQL Services, Symmetry, Training Partners, Transatel, Viiew and WhiteHat Security.

Commenting on the development Kiran Bhagwanani, CEO, India for NTT Limited said, “It is an honour to be leading NTT Limited India into this exciting new era. Over the years, we have had the privilege of building multi-year technology partnerships and providing managed IT services to marquee clients in India. In our own way, we have contributed to building a Digital India through large scale deployment and management of IT assets for some of the largest banks and financial institutions, manufacturing conglomerates, telecom service providers and the services sector.”

“The journey has been rewarding and enriching. Over the past eight years, our India business has grown at a fast rate of 18 per cent CAGR while meeting its profit goals for 28 consecutive quarters, making it one of the fastest growing and most profitable businesses of the Dimension Data brand. With this integration, our goals and capabilities increase multi-fold. We have created a global technology powerhouse that delivers full breadth of industry-leading products, solutions and world-class managed services to empower our clients in their digital transformation journey; and gives them access to multiple technologies and capabilities under brand NTT. Our clients will also gain tremendously with NTT Group’s research and innovation capabilities for which the annual average investment for the next five years is USD 3.6 billion,” he added.

Further, Sharad Sanghi, managing director (MD) and CEO, Netmagic Solutions added, “The creation of global data centre and cloud services division will strengthen our growth plans in the Indian sub-continent. With the growing demand of our high-density and hyperscale data centers in the industry, Netmagic aims to expand its footprint to more than double its current capacity over the next few years. We run our own managed cloud hosting service in India and have now expanded to offer a multi-cloud hybrid platform. We are one of the fastest growing ICT companies over the past five years.”

“For NTT’s global clients and partners in India, this means an acceleration of their ambitions through digital transformation with a seamless combined set of expertise and leadership position of Netmagic in the managed IT hosting and cloud services. Clients can also leverage the significant investments that NTT is making in innovation,” concludes Sanghi.

With this integration, NTT limited becomes the 11th largest ICT provider in the world with a portfolio of offerings more comprehensive than others in this market currently. In India, it caters to over 2,500 prestigious clients and employs over 6,500 people across the country.