Sparkle launches new PoP in Colombia

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Sparkle has expanded its South American backbone with a new point of presence (PoP) in Cartagena, Colombia.

The PoP comes in response growing demand for capacity services in Colombia, delivering local and international network providers, ISPs, content players and OTTs with transport solutions up to 100GB through Sparkle’s City2City service.

By interconnecting with the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS) and Sam-1 cable, Sparkle will give its customers advanced connectivity solutions from Colombia and other Latin American countries to the US. Combining Sparkle’s terrestrial and submarine networks in the Americas, supported by the Seabras-1 cable, the company says ensures complete redundancy and a top quality data experience.  

Over the coming months Sparkle will continue to expand its presence in Colombia with the opening of a PoP in Bogotá that will enhance the performance of Sparkle’s Tier-1 IP service called Seabone, with lower latency and improved traffic routing capabilities. Both PoPs in Cartagena and Bogotá will underpin Sparkle’s position as a market leader in the region.

In related news, TIM Group, Sparkle’s parent company, has revived a project that may lead to a merger of its fixed infrastructure with that of Open Fiber.

CEO Luigi Gubitosi, appointed in place of Amos Genish just two months ago, is to hire advisers “to study ideas including a network-sharing deal or merger with smaller rival Open Fiber”, according to a Bloomberg report this morning.