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Press Release -- July 19th, 2016
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle
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Sparkle consolidates IP services leadership in South East Asia with a new POP in Kuala Lumpur

Sparkle’s new POP in Malaysia to support the increasing demand of advanced IP and Ethernet services in South East Asia

Rome, July 19, 2016

Sparkle, the International Services arm of Telecom Italia Group, announces the expansion of its Global IP Backbone in Asia with a new IP PoP in AIMS, a premium carrier neutral data and managed services center in Kuala Lumpur with a community of over 200 players.

Through this new point of presence Sparkle increases the capillarity of its global IP backbone Seabone in South East Asia, a region with fast growing demand for advanced IP and Ethernet solutions. The new POP will address the increasing demand of Tier-1 IP Transit service in Malaysia as well as in neighboring countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.

Kuala Lumpur will further improve the performance of Sparkle’s Global IP Transit Service which offers top quality internet experience to Content and Service providers and their eyeball customers in South East Asia.

In addition, the new MEF certified PoP extends Sparkle’s state-of-the-art global MPLS backbone supporting corporate customers as well as Content and Service providers that need to connect different international data environments through cost-effective, high performing and transparent end-to-end Ethernet solutions.

Sparkle is committed to further expand its presence in Asia where,  through its regional hub in Singapore, is able to offer top quality east and west bound connectivity solutions that will provide the lowest possible latency by the end of this year, once the upcoming SMW5 cable will be fully operational.

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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.

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

Sparkle Media Contact:

Filippo Sanpaolesi

Communication

+390652745037

tisparkle.communication@tisparkle.com

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