Sparkle, Global Cloud Xchange enhance partnership

Sparkle will acquire a significant Spectrum capacity across Global Cloud Xchange´s Flag Atlantic (FA-1) system and at the same time the two parties will close a strategic capacity deal on the new Europe to Asia System, SEAMEWE-5, to support GCX´s growing market requirements, the company said.

Sparkle and GCX are also exploring additional areas of cooperation into markets across South America as well as the Middle East and Asia Pacific leveraging on Sparkle´s Sicily Hub, rapidly growing into a major ecosystem in Europe.

Located closer than any other European peering point to North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East offering up to 35ms reduced latency versus northern continental locations, Sparkle´s Sicily Hub is served by Seabone, Sparkle´s Tier 1- Global IP Transit service and its connected to an ecosystem of 19 major international submarine cable systems landing in Sicily.

Sparkle is the wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia Group (NYSE:TI) with the mission to develop and consolidate the Italian telco´s international services business. As a leading global carrier and through a global backbone of around 560.000 km of fiber, Sparkle offers a full range of IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice solutions to fixed and mobile operators, Internet service providers, Media and Content providers and to Multinational enterprises.

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies.