NTT Communications to Become Asia's First UDDI Business Registry Node Operator
January 15, 2002.
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today that it has received approval to become Asia's first business registry node operator under the Universal Description Discovery and Integration (UDDI) Project.
UDDI is a worldwide industry initiative to enable businesses to quickly, easily, and dynamically find one another, leading potentially to new business-to-business e-commerce. UDDI enables a business to describe its business and its services on the Internet, discover other businesses that offer desired services, and integrate with these businesses (please see www.uddi.org). The project was launched in the U.S. in September 2000 and now counts over 300 corporations as members, including NTT Com, one of the original members.
The UDDI Business Registry is a global, platform-independent, open-architecture database for companies to register their business and the services they offer. Individuals and companies use the registry to find a business or service based on information provided by the registered business, covering categories such as business entity, business service and specifications, transaction methods, and other technical information about the service (for details, please see Attachment).
A node operator is a company that provides access to the UDDI Business Registry. Operators regularly update their nodes to include registrations made via other operators, resulting in a complete set of registrations available to all users. Other node operators include Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett Packard and SAP. Consistency among these operators is assured by the UDDI Operator's Council, which sets overall policy and quality-of-service guidelines.
"We are pleased with NTT Com's continued support of the UDDI initiative by its joining with the UDDI Business Registry Operators, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and SAP in hosting the public UDDI Business Registry for Web services," said Chris Kurt, general program manager for uddi.org. "With UDDI, companies of all sizes can register their Web services and discover those of other registered businesses. NTT Com is truly preparing its customers to take advantage of Web services by being the first UDDI operator in the Asia-Pacific region."
NTT Com, as Asia's first node operator, will launch a UDDI Business Registry using cross-industry platforms and systems based on the latest Internet technology, including Extensible Markup Language (XML), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web Services Description Language (WSDL).
For further information, please contact:
Akira Tamachi or Daniel O'Connor
Public Relations Office
NTT Communications Corporation
Telephone: +81 3 6700 4010
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Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See "Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI)."