Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten worldwide.
Its backbone of around 540,000 km of fiber spans 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.
Recently Sparkle announced the investment for the realization of BlueMed, a submarine multi-fiber cable linking Palermo with Genoa. The new cable will cross the Tyrrhenian Sea connecting Sparkle’s Sicily Hub open data center in Palermo, which serves eighteen international cables, with Genoa’s new open landing station, directly connected to Milan’s rich digital ecosystem. BlueMed will also include multiple branches within the Tyrrhenian Sea and is set to support further extensions southbound of Sicily.
Moreover, abroad Sparkle is further investing in the enhancement of its American backbone boosting its Pacific routes with a new fiber pair on Curie submarine cable system connecting Chile to US. The Google-owned subsea cable Curie is the first direct new generation US-Chile cable connecting Los Angeles to Valparaiso. Sparkle’s new fiber pair on Curie will be fully integrated with Sparkle’s global backbone, increasing redundancy and offering a fourth diversified route to directly connect South and North America, complementing its 2017 addition of the Seabras-1 cable in the Atlantic.