Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the expansion of its European backbone with a new Point of Presence in Rome, Italy, to fulfil the increasing connectivity needs of the city and of its business ecosystem.
Rome is the first city in the European Union for extension and a vibrant business district in Italy being home to many national and international companies specialized in various sectors - including Fashion, Design, Film, Oil, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunication and ICT - as well as an important center for universities and research institutes.
Located at Tecnopolo Tiburtino in the eastern part of the city, the new PoP adds to the three existing sites in the metropolitan area, increasing the capillarity of Sparkle’s city ring in Rome, a protected and redundant system, fully integrated with Sparkle’s Tier-1 global IP backbone Seabone.
With the new PoP, Sparkle will provide Seabone IP Transit and City2City transport solutions to Tecnopolo Tiburtino’s rich ecosystem of more than 100 companies operating in the ICT, Aerospace, Green Economy, Research and Technology Transfer sectors. In addition, customers will be able to benefit from Sparkle’s complete range of IP and data services, including DDoS Protection Service – that provides multiple options to protect customer networks from DDos attacks - Virtual NAP, that allows customers to access the main internet exchange points without the need of building any proprietary infrastructure, and Ethernet Suite for secure and transparent Ethernet connectivity.
With a capillary network in Italy and in the Mediterranean basin and through its rich marketplace at Palermo’s Sicily Hub - serving eighteen international cables – Sparkle consolidates its leadership in the IP market and its role as digital gateway between Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of around 540,000 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 34 countries.
Find out more about Sparkle at tisparkle.com
Rome, 10 June 2020