TIM's Sparkle, Telekom Slovenije Launch New Cross-Border Optical Fiber Link

TIM's Sparkle, Telekom Slovenije Launch New Cross-Border Optical Fiber Link Image Credit: Sparkle

TIM Group's Sparkle and Telekom Slovenije, a leading service provider in Slovenia announced the launch of a new cross border optical fiber link directly connecting Ljubljana with Milan.

Fully interconnected with Sparkle’s and Telekom Slovenije’s backbones, the new link provides a short and alternative route from the Balkans - with access options from Ljubljana, Sofia and Istanbul - to Milan and other major hubs in Western Europe, catering the needs of Balkan and Middle Eastern operators as well as of international OTTs, ISPs and Content Providers looking for diversified and reliable capacity solutions.

The new route is natively integrated with Sparkle’s global Tier-1 IP Transit backbone Seabone, among the top ten Internet networks worldwide, allowing Sparkle to offer a complete range of IP and Data services including City2City connectivity, IP Transit, DDos attack mitigation and Virtual NAP solutions.

Mario Di Mauro, CEO, Sparkle
The Balkan region is today an interesting greenfield for international cables and we expect that the new route will attract Balkan and Middle Eastern providers looking for a fast and reliable access to Europe.

Simon Furlan, Wholesale Director, Telekom Slovenije
However, with our latest project of connecting Sofia and Milano via Ljubljana, the synergy of cooperation has been put on a completely new level. We feel privileged to co-create bridge between East and West for all of our existing and potential customers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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