Sparkle Partners with Tunisie Telecom to Enhance International Connectivity

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Sparkle, Italy’s leading international service provider and a top global operator, has signed an agreement with Tunisie Telecom, the incumbent telecom operator in Tunisia, to provide International IP Transit services via a new route from Sicily to Milan.

Tunisie Telecom, a pioneer in Tunisia’s telecommunications sector, serves over 6 million subscribers, including enterprises and individuals, offering a wide range of services in fixed and mobile telecommunications, data centers, cloud, IoT, and managed security.

The agreement entails Sparkle providing high-speed international internet connectivity at its Point of Presence (PoP) in Milan and dedicated capacity on its new state-of-the-art submarine cable in the Tyrrhenian Sea from Palermo to Milan. This partnership makes Tunisie Telecom the first Tunisian operator to have a high-performance active route to Europe, ensuring full diversification, better performance, and the lowest latency compared to existing infrastructures. The new route caters to the increasing demand for advanced internet services and digital content in Tunisia, offering an exceptional data experience to Tunisie Telecom’s consumers and businesses.

This deal strengthens the historical partnership between the two operators, delivering top-quality and fully diversified internet solutions with the lowest latency to the Tunisian market.

About Sparkle

Sparkle, part of the TIM Group, is Italy’s leading international service provider and a major global player. It offers a comprehensive range of infrastructure and global connectivity services, including capacity, IP, SD-WAN, colocation, IoT connectivity, roaming, and voice, to national and international carriers, OTTs, ISPs, media/content providers, and multinational enterprises. Sparkle operates a network of over 600,000 km of fiber spanning Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and Asia, with a sales force active in 33 countries.

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About Tunisie Telecom

Tunisie Telecom is Tunisia’s fully integrated telecom services operator, with leading market positions across all segments and over 6 million customers. Employing approximately 5,800 people, it offers the largest mobile coverage in Tunisia and operates a nationwide fixed and fiber network infrastructure. Its extensive submarine cable network provides direct and fully redundant connectivity with Europe, Africa, and Asia. Tunisie Telecom’s services include 4G mobile broadband, Fiber-To-The-Home, Fiber-To-The-Building, and cloud and IP-MPLS solutions for enterprises.

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