Latest press releases

Redazione ufficio stampa

Read the latest press releases and search the archives of TIM Group's Press Office. Read more

Sparkle Recognized in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Network Services, Global

Sparkle is the first Italian-based Network Service Provider to be included by Gartner in this Magic Quadrant report

03/04/2022 - 12:00 PM

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top global operators, announced it has been included in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global*. Sparkle is the first Italian-based operator to be listed in this report among 18 network service providers with global coverage evaluated for their Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

According to this Gartner report “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the true value of agility for enterprise networks, as enterprises have had to rapidly change working practices, accelerate digital and cloud transformations, and cope with rapidly changing business circumstances”. The report also states that “New WAN technologies, especially SD-WAN and cloud connectivity, are transforming the enterprise network and enabling new agile sourcing approaches, better suited to rapidly changing enterprise needs”.

We are proud to be included in this Gartner Magic Quadrant Network Services, Global report”, says Elisabetta Romano, CEO of Sparkle. “We believe that this acknowledgment validates our expansion into the global networking services arena and our effort to build innovative solutions that support the digital transformation of the enterprises as well as our constant focus to improve customer experience.”

With a focus on Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Sparkle offers a full range of global network solutions which includes Internet, managed SD-WAN, Ethernet, MPLS and Cloud Connect as well as Multicloud automation services. Its Tier-1 Internet backbone Seabone is ranked fifth worldwide.

Gartner is recognized worldwide for its Magic Quadrant reports, giving enterprise technology buyers a wide-angle view of the competing players in the major technology markets. Each Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, supplemented by honest user reviews.


* Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global” by Neil Rickard, Bjarne Munch, Danellie Young, Karen Brown. 21 February, 2022.

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. GARTNER and MAGIC QUADRANT are registered trademarks and service marks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.


About Sparkle  

Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of more than 600,000 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 Enterprises, Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers as well as Fixed and Mobile operators. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 32 countries.

Find out more about Sparkle following its Twitter and LinkedIn profiles or visiting the website


Rome, 4 March 2022


download pdf

Press Release

331 KB