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Press Release -- June 23rd, 2016
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle
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Telecom Italia Sparkle extends its AWS connectivity service to Israel through its local operations MedNautilus

AWS Direct Connect, supplied through the MedNautilus system, offers a cost effective, reliable, high bandwidth link to AWS Regions directly from Israel 

Rome, 23 June  2016

Sparkle and AWS (Amazon Web Services) extend their collaboration to Israel with respect to AWS Direct Connect.

AWS Direct Connect offers cost effective, reliable and advanced connectivity solutions to several AWS regions around the world. In doing so, it provides a one-stop-shop solution for AWS resellers and enterprise customers such as financial institutions as well as public and academic institutions, which typically handle big data workloads and are sensitive to network performances such as round trip delay, data privacy, data security, and data transfer speed.

Within the framework of this collaboration, Sparkle through its MedNautilus and Global Backbone will provide customers with the ability to have a dedicated network connection to AWS facilities as well as a stable and consistent network performance. Commercial offering can be adapted to customer specific needs and complemented with agility and flexibility in the provisioning of transmission capacity.

Harel Ifhar, Regional Manager Israel of Amazon Web Services Israel, said: "While many of our cloud customers use the public internet for data transfer, there are those that prefer to use dedicated private network connection to AWS facilities, and we respond to this need with Sparkle’s communication capabilities. We always look to create new services upon feedback from our customers. Now we expand our provisioning offering based on customer requests".

Doron Sima, CEO Mediterranean Nautilus Israel, said:  "AWS Direct Connect by Sparkle from Israel offers an end-to-end disruptive solution securing stability, performance and privacy of the connection from their facility in Israel up to AWS locations. Through our global backbone customers will be offered a flexible solution, tailored to their specific needs for their connection to the AWS cloud”.

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About Telecom Italia Sparkle

Telecom Italia Sparkle S.p.A. (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, 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 37 countries.

MedNautilus is the Mediterranean operations of the Telecom Italia Sparkle Group and is the only telecommunication submarine cable backbone with a ring configuration in the Mediterranean since 2001. The MedNautilus network provides end-to-end connectivity from the eastern part of the Mediterranean to major destinations in Europe and is the leading connectivity provider in the region. It uses state-of-the-art DWDM technology offering seamless connectivity between Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel and Cyprus by way of a 7,500 km backbone and is able to extend its reach to major cities in Europe, North America and the world thanks to protected interconnections with Telecom Italia Sparkle Pan-European and Global Backbones. MedNautilus is recognized as an emergency essential facility and critical infrastructure in Israel.

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

About Amazon Web Services

For 10 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 70 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise applications from 33 Availability Zones (AZs) across 12 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. AWS services are trusted by more than a million active customers around the world - including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies - to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs.

To learn more about AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com.

Sparkle Media Contact:

Filippo Sanpaolesi

Sparkle Communication

+390652745037

tisparkle.communication@tisparkle.com

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