Sparkle joins with Trans Ocean Network on Panama digital hub
Sparkle has formed a joint strategic venture with Panamanian telecoms provider Trans Ocean Network for the construction of a landing and connectivity centre to act as a digital hub for Central America, the Andean region and the Caribbean.
Sparkle says the Panama Digital Gateway, located in Panama City, will be a “next-generation open hub” with a building offering 3,200 square metres of colocation space, and will provide a landing point for submarine cables requiring a diversified entry into Central America. It will be integrated into the company’s global fibre backbone, measuring more than 600,000km between Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.
OTT players, carriers, financial institutions and corporations establishing a presence in the hub will be able to benefit from Sparkle’s global connectivity services, including its Seabone global IP transit service.
“The construction of the hub in Panama, a natural crossroad of Central America and a bridge between the Atlantic and the Pacific, as well as a strategic hub between North and South America, is a project of fundamental importance for the landing of new submarine cables and the creation of an ecosystem of interconnected players,” said Elisabetta Romano, CEO of Sparkle.
“Panama Digital Gateway consolidates and positions Panama as the digital hub of the region, strengthening the connectivity of our country and becoming a strategic interconnection offer for OTTs, carriers and enterprises,” said Joaquín Victoria Díaz, general manager of Trans Ocean Network.