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Press Release -- September 18th, 2018
Source: Telecom Italia Sparkle

Sparkle Widens Its IP Backbone in Asia with a New PoP in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The new PoP will support the increasing demand for IP Transit and Ethernet services

Rome / Ho Chi Minh City, 18 September 2018

Sparkle, the International Services arm of TIM Group and among the top ten global operators, announces the expansion of its Global IP Backbone in Asia with a new Point of Presence in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Opened in partnership with CMC Telecom, one of the country’s leading telecommunication service providers, the new PoP will serve one of the fastest growing IP markets in Asia, providing high performing IP Transit and Ethernet services to local ISPs and Content Providers.

Fully interconnected with Sparkle’s Tier 1-grade Global IP backbone Seabone, with access to the most important submarine cables connecting Asia to Europe – such as SEA-ME-WE 5 –  the new PoP in Vietnam marks a further expansion of Sparkle’s reach across Asia, adding to the existing PoPs in Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

About Sparkle

Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator and among the top #10 international service providers worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of around 530,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia. Leveraging its global IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice Platforms, Sparkle offers a full range of ICT solutions to Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers, Fixed and Mobile operators as well as Multinational Enterprises. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 36 countries.

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