Press Release

Sparkle, the International Services arm of TIM Group and among the top ten global operators, announces the strengthening of its Asian Hub with a new Multi-Service Point of Presence (PoP) in Singapore.

Located at Global Switch’s data center, one of the most important telecommunications and internet ecosystems in Asia, the new PoP is designed to serve both the local and the global IP markets, providing high performing IP Transit, DDos Mitigation and Virtual NAP services to operators, OTTs and Content Providers.

Leveraging on Global Switch’s access to all sub-sea cable systems landing in Singapore – including SEA-ME-WE 3, SEA-ME-WE-4 and SEA-ME-WE-5, of which Sparkle is a consortium member – the new PoP will provide top quality east and west bound low latency connectivity solutions on the submarine route connecting Asia to Europe. In particular, access to the new generation SEA-ME-WE 5, which is natively extended to Sparkle Sicily Hub, consolidates Sparkle’s role as leading European doorway for the Asian market.

Fully interconnected with Sparkle’s Tier 1-grade Global IP backbone Seabone, the new PoP adds to Sparkle’s existing PoP at Singapore Equinix, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, confirming Sparkle’s commitment to expanding its IP Backbone in Asia.