09 July 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Tunisie Telecom has upgraded its IP transit port at Sparkle’s Sicily Hub in Palermo to 100Gbps.
The Tunisian incumbent operator says this is its main trunk
to Europe and the upgrade responds to the fast growing demand
of advanced IP services and digital content in the
Sparkle – the international services arm of the TIM
group – operates the Sicily Hub, which is connected to
all cable landing stations in Sicily and is served by Seabone,
Sparkle’s Tier 1-grade global IP transit
Tunisie Telecom said the new 100GBps connectivity option
responds to the increasing demand of digital content in North
Africa. Tunisie Telecom – which has six million
customers and offers the largest mobile coverage in the country
– owns and operates a nationwide fixed network
infrastructure. The new port is Tunisie Telecom’s
main trunk to Europe.
Sicily is closer to North Africa, the Mediterranean and the
Middle East than any other European peering point, enabling
Sparkle’s hub to offer better latency and enhanced
application performances to its customers.