Press Release

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, further expands its network reach in Brazil with the opening of a Point of Presence (PoP) in Porto Alegre, the twelfth in the country as it adds to the existing sites in Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Fortaleza and Salvador.

Located in the South-East region, the new PoP responds to the fast-growing demand for international connectivity services in Brazil, offering to local and regional players high-speed Internet connectivity through Sparkle’s IP transit service Seabone, as well as advanced transport solutions up to 100 GB through the City2City service.

The PoP in Porto Alegre is in fact fully integrated with Sparkle’s global Tier-1 IP backbone Seabone that boasts extensive coverage in Central and South America with points of presence in nine countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. In addition, thanks to its terrestrial and submarine networks including the two “digital highways” Seabras-1 cable in the Atlantic and Curie in the Pacific, Sparkle offers four diversified routes for connectivity from South to North America ensuring complete redundancy and a top quality data experience.

By connecting to the PoP, network providers, ISPs, OTT’s, Content and Application Providers can also benefit from Sparkle’s DDoS mitigation service – that grants customers the option to self-protect their networks from attacks – and from the Virtual NAP solution – which allows access to the main Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) without the need to build any proprietary infrastructure.

The PoP in Porto Alegre marks a further expansion of Sparkle’s network capillarity in Brazil and consolidates the company’s positioning as one of the main providers in the Americas and as first global Tier-1 backbone in Latam.