Sparkle improves its Virtual NAP service coverage offering access to DE-CIX locations in the US

Wednesday 21 Apr 2021 | Associate Member | Member Press Release | Member Resources |

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, has improved the coverage of its Virtual NAP service by offering access to DE-CIX locations in the United States.

Virtual NAP is Sparkle’s turnkey solution that allows operators to access the main Internet Exchange Providers (IXPs) worldwide without having to implement and manage a proprietary infrastructure nor bearing the costs of colocation.

Thanks to an extended agreement with DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, Sparkle will offer access to the DE-CIX sites in New York and Dallas, in addition to the European DE-CIX Internet Exchanges already reached by Sparkle’s Virtual NAP.

As a result, North American ISPs, content and application providers will be able to peer with close to 350 networks connected at the DE-CIX locations in New York and Dallas. South American operators will also be able to access these DE-CIX sites with premium transport solutions over Sparkle’s American backbone, a state of the art network featuring next generation submarine cables – Seabras-1 in the Atlantic and Curie in the Pacific – ensuring ultrafast and protected connectivity between South and North America.

At the same time, DE-CIX customers will be able to benefit from Sparkle’s global Tier-1 IP Transit service Seabone for global Internet connectivity. Sparkle’s offer to the DE-CIX community is also complemented by its DDoS Mitigation & Cleaning solutions – which grant Seabone customers the option to protect their network – and by City2City, which offers dedicated and secure transport solutions to the main urban centers worldwide.

The selected DE-CIX locations in the United States add to the IXPs in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Sao Paolo, Rio De Janeiro and Santiago del Chile already interconnected by Sparkle, improving the coverage of Sparkle’s Virtual NAP service in America.

About Sparkle

Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of more than 540,000 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 Enterprises, Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers as well as Fixed and Mobile operators. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 34 countries.

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