TI Sparkle launches Oman PoP with Omantel

11 May 2015 |


Telecom Italia Sparkle has partnered with Omantel for the launch of a PoP in Muscat, Oman.

The two companies will work together to develop IP infrastructure, support advanced IP, Ethernet and IPX solutions, and provide Tier 1 IP transit services in the region.

The deal is designed support increasing demand from ISPs and content providers for these IP services, via a multi-leg architecture which utilises key international submarine and terrestrial cable systems Omantel is connected to.

“We are very pleased and honored that an international Tier 1 carrier such as TI Sparkle have chosen to partner with us for the region,” said Sohail Qadir, VP of wholesale at Omantel.

“This validates our strategy to become the hub of the Middle East where global content players and Tier 1 carriers can serve a challenging region from one location thanks to our international cable infrastructure together with our strong relationships with our operator customers in the region.”

TI Sparkle will also benefit from a greater reach in the Middle East, enabling them to better connect customers in the Gulf and Southeast Asia.

Alessandro Talotta, CEO of TI Sparkle, said: “The partnership with Omantel, a natural gateway to the Middle East, will enhance TI Sparkle’s Tier 1 IP transit service Seabone’s leading positioning in the region, especially in the Gulf market, as we are able to better address the high growth demand for sophisticated IP services expressed by local players, with a top quality and highly secure service proposition.”