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Press Release -- October 24th, 2017
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle
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Sparkle and GO upgrade Italy-Malta bilateral cable introducing 100 GB transmission technology

Upgrade meets fast growing demand for hosting and online gaming servers in Malta combined with top quality international connectivity solutions

Rome, Italy / Valletta, Malta, October 24, 2017

Sparkle, the international services arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global wholesale operators, and GO plc, the market leading communications services provider in Malta, have upgraded the Italy-Malta bilateral cable and introduced 100GB transmission technology.

The upgrade is in response to the fast growing demand for hosting and online gaming servers in Malta, one of the main drivers of the strong increase in IP and Data business between GO and Sparkle.

The introduction of the state-of-the-art 100GB technology will in fact enhance the performance of GO’s IP proposition through highly sophisticated and reliable connectivity solutions.

The upgrade of Italy-Malta bilateral cable reinforces the strong partnership between Sparkle and GO as it provides a differentiated and highly reliable international route for Malta’s international traffic. The project is also part of GO’s recently announced €100 million investment in Malta’s communications infrastructure, designed to prepare the country for the future.

The partnership between GO and Sparkle will continue to develop in order to meet the needs of customers operating across the Mediterranean.

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About Sparkle

Sparkle is the wholly owned subsidiary of TIM Group (NYSE:TI) with the mission to develop and consolidate the Italian telco’s international services business.  As a leading global carrier and through a global backbone of around 570,000 km of fibre, Sparkle offers a full range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Centre, Mobile Data and Voice solutions to fixed and mobile operators, Internet service providers, Media and Content providers and to Multinational enterprises. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed in over 37 countries.

Find out more about Telecom Italia Sparkle at www.tisparkle.com

About GO

By means of its wholesale arm, GO plc offers a wide variety of services to global carriers and is the obvious choice for most, in terms of data access to/from the centre of the Mediterranean and the Maltese Islands towards all the main global PoPs. With resilient connections to mainland Europe, GO plc is the major telecom partner to international financial institutions, global online gaming companies, multi-national organisations based in the centre of the Mediterranean, as well as the Maltese Government.
GO Wholesale also provides reliable voice termination services to all local operators in Malta and is the roaming partner of choice for the leading mobile networks worldwide.

For more information visit www.go.com.mt/wholesale

Sparkle Media Contact:                                                                                              GO Media Contact:

Filippo Sanpaolesi                                                                                                           Conway Wigg

Head of Communication                                                                                              Senior Manager – BPC International

+390652745037                                                                                                               +35621243211

tisparkle.communication@tisparkle.com                                                               conway.wigg@bpc.com.mt

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