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Press Release -- February 13th, 2017
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle

Sparkle selected as main Global IP Transit Service Provider to CESNET in Czech Republic as a result of “IP Connectivity abroad” public tender won by Sparkle’s local partner Prozeta

Sparkle and Prozeta partnered for the public tender. CESNET, the association of Universities and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, will now be served by Sparkle’s  Global IP Transit Service Seabone

Rome, February 13, 2017

Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, has been selected as main Global IP Transit Service Provider to CESNET through an agreement with Prozeta, a Czech Internet Service Provider, that has won the “E-infrastructure CESNET” public tender.

The purpose of awarding this public contract was an increase in capacity and significant improvement in the parameters of international connectivity and its technological and economic optimization.

CESNET is the association of Universities and Academy of Sciences in Czech Republic in charge of the development of the national e-infrastructure for science, research and education.

The contracting entity’s project is called “E-infrastructure CESNET” and is funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

Seabone, Sparkle’s Tier 1 Global IP Transit backbone ranking among leading IP networks in Europe, #1 in Latin America and in the Mediterranean, provides its top performing and robust Internet connectivity in Prague and Bratislava where CESNET will enjoy an improved quality of experience for its end users at cost effective conditions.



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 Prozeta

PROZETA is a high tech IT company providing advanced cloud, security solutions and hardware distribution services, with head office in Prague, Czech Republic, along with manufacturing facilities in China. We are a well recognized company in the European market with a sustained customer base, we are developing and deploying new services and technologies. We purchase our products from selected reliable partners in the US and Far East. Using the expertise in the field of data centers infrastructure and hardware we have introduced Tier5 to offer solutions and services in the cloud.

More information can be found at and

Sparkle Media Contact:

Filippo Sanpaolesi

Head of Communication



Prozeta Media Contact:

Jakub Kabourek

Sales director

+420 222 747 923

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