Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy, has announced the expansion of its IP backbone reach in the Caucasus region with the opening of a new point of presence (PoP) in Yerevan, Armenia.
Opened in partnership with Armenian fixed and mobile service provider Ucom, the new PoP is integrated with Sparkle’s global Tier-1 IP transit service Seabone, a worldwide Internet backbone, to provide premium high-speed Internet connectivity - 100Gb multiples – with, says Sparkle, the highest level of availability and resiliency.
The PoP in Yerevan is intended to support the increasing demand for internet connectivity coming from the local market. It also extends Sparkle’s IP backbone reach in the region, providing to OTTs, internet service providers, and content and application providers a terrestrial and more direct IP transit route in the Caucasus region with lower latency compared to traditional paths.
The portfolio of services offered via the Yerevan PoP also includes DDoS Attack Mitigation – which grants Seabone customers the option to protect their network – and the Virtual NAP solution - which allows customers to access the main Internet exchange points without the need to build any proprietary infrastructure.
Sparkle is TIM Group’s fully owned global operator, with a proprietary backbone of around 530,000 km of fibre spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia.