Sparkle, Amartus Team Up for Multi-Vendor LSO Orchestrated SD-WAN, with Container-Based uCPE Proof of Concept at MEF18

Sparkle, the International Services arm of TIM Group and among the top ten global operators, and Amartus, an independent software consultancy firm, have announced the details of its joint multi-vendor Software Defined-Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) service proof-of-concept (PoC), the company said.

The PoC is focused on developing a foundation for the next generation SD-WAN-enabled services that are technology and vendor agnostic and provide customers with a multi-vendor, orchestrated SD-WAN solution, fully compliant with MEF framework and technical specifications.

The goal of the PoC is to introduce the possibility of a cost-effective multi-vendor SD-WAN enabled service through the use of MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Presto and a Docker-based containerized Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) that provides a cost-effective and flexible foundation for supporting vendor-agnostic, multi-vendor services.

Sparkle will contribute with its global network and multi-vendor experience while Amartus contributes with its innovation and expertise in the development and integration of network transformation software solutions.

Sparkle is TIM Group´s fully owned Global Operator and among the top #10 international service providers worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of around 530,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia. Find out more about Sparkle at

Amartus is a software development and integration company helping Service Providers and Software Vendors maximize their benefit from network automation and software-centric networks. Learn more about Amartus services.