Press Release

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, has been selected by the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of the Italian National Research Council (IIT-CNR) for the provision of colocation and interconnection services of the .it Registry in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR carries out activities of research, assessment, technology transfer and training in the field of Information and Communication Technologies and of Computational Sciences. In the Internet sector, the institute, through the .it Registry, is responsible for registering and managing .it domains.
With a tender process, Sparkle was selected among several operators for its cutting-edge technological infrastructure and for offering fast and redundant interconnection services. As part of the agreement, Sparkle will host the Institute’s infrastructure dedicated to some services, in particular the Anycast DNS service, providing local interconnection services.
Sparkle offers a suite of highly flexible and scalable Cloud and Data Center solutions through proprietary data centers in Palermo, Athens and Istanbul and, on a project basis, in a large number of other locations around the world. Sparkle’s Data Center solutions offer the most advanced and air-conditioned facilities, with state-of-the-art performance, safety levels and reliability.
The collaboration with the CNR Institute of Informatics and Telematics is in addition to the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) framework agreement with GÉANT pan-European research and education networking project, confirming Sparkle’s commitment to offering connectivity, cloud and data center services to support research.

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 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 33 countries.
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