Sparkle, the international services arm of Telecom Italia Group, and the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TIC), has signed a partnership agreement for the expansion of Sparkle’s Global IP Backbone Seabone in Iran with a new IP POP in Teheran.
Through this new Point of Presence that will be in operations by end of this year, TIC will be able to support the increasing demand of IP services coming not only from the local market but also from neighbouring countries, therefore positioning itself as a main IP Hub in the region.
With this new fully resilient IP platform, TIC will be able to accelerate further in the development of digital and value added services in Iran and will provide access to the Big Internet to national and international players with optimised performance and scalability through Sparkle’s Seabone Global Tier-1 IP transit backbone.
Alessandro Talotta (pictured), Sparkle’s Chairman and CEO, said:
“We are very pleased to be TIC’s first international Tier-1 IP partner. This agreement combines TIC’s expertise in domestic and regional markets with Sparkle’s proven know-how on Global IP transit service.
“Through this partnership with TIC we are able to provide high grades of reliability and guaranteed service level agreements to Service Providers of the region and improve the user experience of Iranian customers.”
Azari Jahromi, TIC’s Chairman and CEO, added:
“We look forward to quickly implementing this partnership agreement.
“This is an important step in enhancing TIC’s role as a regional player, and we are delighted to be a party to this promising venture.”
Seabone is Sparkle Tier1 Global IP Transit backbone that ranks among leading IP networks in Europe, #1 in Latin America and in the Mediterranean. While consolidating its global role, Seabone is strengthening its regional positioning globally and especially in Africa and Asia where it has reached leading positions.