Sparkle, the International Services arm of TIM Group and among the top ten global operators, and Tunisie Telecom, the leading Telecom Services Operator for both residential and business broadband solutions in Tunisia, announce today the upgrade of Tunisie Telecom’s international IP transit connectivity through the activation of a 100G port at Sparkle Sicily Hub in Palermo.
The new 100G port represents Tunisie Telecom’s main trunk to Europe and responds to the fast growing demand of advanced IP services and digital content in Tunisia, providing increased diversity options and a best in class data experience to Tunisie Telecom’s consumers and businesses.
The deal confirms Sparkle’s relevant role in providing top quality, advanced and cost efficient IP solutions to customers in North Africa and marks a further strengthening of Sicily Hub as the main Internet Hub in the Mediterranean area.
Located closer to North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East than any other European peering point, Sparkle Sicily Hub grants better latency and enhanced application performances to its customers. It is also connected to all cables landing stations in Sicily is served by Seabone, Sparkle’s Tier 1-grade Global IP Transit service.
Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator and among top #10 international service providers worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of around 530,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia. Leveraging its global IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice Platforms, Sparkle offers a full range of ICT solutions to Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers, Fixed and Mobile operators as well as Multinational Enterprises. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 36 countries.
Find out more about Sparkle at tisparkle.com
About Tunisie Telecom
Tunisie Telecom is the fully integrated telecom services operator in Tunisia, with leading market positions across all segments with over 6 million customers and an employee base of c. 6,500. Tunisie Telecom offers the largest mobile coverage in the country, owns and operates a nationwide fixed and fiber network infrastructure. This is complemented by an extensive submarine cable network allowing for direct and fully redundant connectivity with Europe, Africa and Asia. Tunisie Telecom’s service offering ranges from 4G mobile broadband to Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Building as well as cloud and IP-MPLS solutions for enterprises.
For more information, please visit www.tunisietelecom.tn
Rome/Tunis, 6 July 2018