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Press Release -- February 7th, 2017
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle

Sparkle announces a partnership on IP services with NetIX, Bulgarian Internet Ethernet Exchange

Sparkle will offer its Global IP Transit Service Seabone service to all NetIX’s members and will improve the coverage of its Virtual Network Access Point (VNAP) service in Europe

Rome, February 7, 2017

Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, has entered into a partnership with NetIX, the Sofia based Internet Ethernet Exchange. Through this partnership Sparkle will be offering its Seabone IP Transit service to NetIX’s members and an enriched VNAP solution to its customers.

By leveraging on its global Tier-1 IP Backbone, Sparkle will be able to attract new customers among NetIX members and to extend its VNAP customer base by reaching NetIX hub sited in Sofia where customers can peer with any other member.

Sparkle’s Virtual NAP will provide customers with a “virtual presence” in NetIX  without deploying IP equipment nor implementing and managing complex proprietary international infrastructure. Outstanding performance is guaranteed with Sparkle’s state-of-the-art MPLS backbone.


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 560.000 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.

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About NetIX

NetIX, Bulgarian Internet Ethernet Exchange, provides a next-generation network that accelerates the Internet and connects content creators with users faster, cheaper and more directly than ever. NetIX offers the best possible Internet connectivity: our members can exchange traffic with more than 2700 direct peers, which gives their end-users the benefit of measurably faster page-load times on 90% of the most popular sites.

Sparkle Media Contact:

Filippo Sanpaolesi

Head of Communication


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