TI Sparkle and Etisalat to partner on video transport services

13 May 2015 |


Etisalat carrier & wholesale services and Telecom Italia Sparkle have announced their intention to partner to extend video transport service availability.

The partnership will combine the strengths of TI Sparkle’s global network in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia, with Etisalat’s network in the UAE, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area and the Middle East.

As part of the agreement, TI Sparkle and Etisalat will combine network capabilities to offer services for the transmission of media events including fibre, teleport and satellite services. 

The capabilities are said to support the latest video formats as well as encoding standards, playout and head end capabilities, streaming and distribution to multichannel integrated platforms.

“We are very pleased to be in partnership with Etisalat as this is the type of alliance we are looking for to strengthen our presence on the global video services market”, said Alessandro Talotta, CEO  of TI Sparkle.

Ali Amiri, EVP of carrier & wholesale Services at Etisalat added: “The interconnection of our companies’ networks and capabilities will greatly benefit our customers requiring global solutions.”