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Sparkle Expands Nibble to Northern Europe

Italy’s first international service provider and in the middle of the top ten global operators Sparkle, Sparkle CEO Elisabetta Romano and Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Manlio DI Stefano at the meeting held at the Sicily Hub in Palermo that the Nibble network will be extended to northern Europe. announced its expansion.

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Nibble is Sparkle’s new European network based on “Software-Defined” technology. Built on a 6,500 km photonic-backbone, the network today includes Sparkle’s two major submarine landing stations in Sicily, Palermo and Catania, Milan, Marseille, Frankfurt and Paris to the west, and Athens, Istanbul and Tel Aviv to the east. connects with.

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Thanks to council contact on different fiber optic backbones, maximum reliability and the latest DWDM technologies, it offers scalable and guaranteed services to meet the increasing demand of both companies and operators with high performance, low latency and the highest speeds available in the market.

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With the prestige of July 2021- Nibble will expand 6,300 km to northern Europe by connecting London, Amsterdam and Brussels, thus reaching a total length of 12,800 km with a redundant network architecture for seamless communication from the Mediterranean basin to Europe.

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“Sparkle is proving once again its leading role in the global telecom segment, reaffirming Italy’s leadership in Europe and the Mediterranean,” said Elisabetta Romano, Sparkle CEO. . ” he stated.

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Manlio Di Stefano, Under-Secretary of State for business and digital, said: “I am delighted to be the guest of Italian wonder like Sparkle and we will continue to work with them and the entire Italian ICT division to ensure that our country remains at the forefront of the European and international market in this increasingly attractive strategic area.” .

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The meeting at the Sicily Headquarters was an opportunity to visit the recently renovated Network Operations Center (NOC), which also serves as the 24-hour control center for Nibble.

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The Sicily Center thus confirms that the Sparkle network is the technological heart, intelligence and main exchange point of Internet traffic in the Mediterranean, thanks to its proximity to North Africa and the Middle East, and contact with all international cables terminating in Sicily.

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By 2022, the Sicilian Center will simultaneously launch a new multi-fiber submarine cable that will cross the Tyrrhenian Sea, connecting Sicily with Genoa and Milan, with up to 50% reduction in latency compared to terrestrial cables. BlueMed will also be the landing point.

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