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Press Release -- July 14th, 2015
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle
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Telecom Italia Sparkle expands its Global IP Backbone reach in Europe with a new POP in Stockholm

The new POP will support the increasing demand of IP transit service in the Nordics and Russia

Rome, July 14, 2015

TI Sparkle, the International Services arm of Telecom Italia Group, announces the expansion of its Global IP Backbone with a new IP POP in Stockholm, Sweden.

Located at Telecity in Bromma, the first independent carrier neutral facility in the Swedish market, the new POP will address the increasing demand of IP Transit service coming from the Nordic countries, an area which is in fact experiencing double digit growth in IP traffic.

With this new POP, TI Sparkle intends to capture the demand from major ISPs, OTTs and global Content Players that have already established their presence in the area. In addition, TI Sparkle will provide IP connectivity to Russian players who consider Stockholm as one of their main European hubs.

The Stockholm POP will increase TI Sparkle’s Global IP Backbone capillarity in Northern Europe and will further improve the performance of TI Sparkle’s Global IP Transit Service Seabone offered to OTTs, Content and Service providers in the region, and at the same time will provide eyeballs with an overall higher Internet experience.

Seabone is TI Sparkle Tier1 Global IP Transit backbone that ranks among leading IP networks in Europe, #1 in Latin America and in the Mediterranean. While consolidating its global role, Seabone is strengthening its regional positioning globally and especially in Africa and Asia where it has reached leading positions.

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About Telecom Italia Sparkle
Telecom Italia Sparkle S.p.A. (TI Sparkle) is the wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia 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 fiber, TI Sparkle offers a full range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, 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 over 39 countries.

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

TI Sparkle Media Contact:

Filippo Sanpaolesi

TI Sparkle Communication

+39 06 5274 5037

tisparkle.communication@telecomitalia.it

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