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Press Release -- November 22nd, 2017
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle

Sparkle extends its Virtual NAP solution to Istanbul in partnership with De-CIX, the world’s leading operator of Internet Exchange Platforms

Sparkle’s Virtual NAP proposition in Turkey supports customers in connecting to the fast growing regional IP ecosystem

Istanbul, November 22, 2017

Sparkle, the international services arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, announces the availability of its Virtual NAP Service in Istanbul. The new proposition is offered through Sparkle’s proprietary Data Center and in partnership with DE-CIX, the world’s leading provider of Internet Exchange Platforms (IXPs).

Sparkle Virtual NAP gives customers the opportunity to have a virtual presence in selected IXPs without the need to dimension, implement and manage a complex proprietary international infrastructure and deploy IP equipment. A turnkey solution that provides carriers and service providers with connectivity to the main Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in one package, including access to a virtual router, an Ethernet port and immediate inclusion in the “peering club”.

Sparkle’s new Virtual NAP proposition in Istanbul will support customers in the area in joining the fast growing Balkan IP ecosystem with an easy, fast, efficient and high performing service proposition.

To celebrate the new Virtual NAP presence in Istanbul, Sparkle has launched the “Virtual NAP Promotion DE-CIX in Istanbul “, a can’t-be-missed promotion applicable to all contracts signed by December 31st, 2017.

Requests for quotation can be sent to the following link,  indicating “Virtual NAP Promotion DE-CIX in Istanbul” in the message.

Virtual NAP  is currently provided in partnership with the leading global Internet Exchanges: in Frankfurt, Palermo and now Istanbul with DE-CIX, in Amsterdam with AMS-IX, in London with LINX, in Paris with FRANCE-IX, in Sofia with NETIX as well as in multiple Equinix sites around the world.


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 570,000 km of fiber, Sparkle offers a full range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Centre, 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 in over 37 countries.

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Sparkle Media Contact:                                                                                                

Filippo Sanpaolesi

Head of Communication


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