TI Sparkle connects SEA-ME-WE5 to Sicily

01 February 2016 |

Telecom Italia Sparkle has connected SEA-ME-WE5 to its landing station in Catania, Sicily, ahead of the project’s completion next year.

The cable will be available through the operator’s data centre in Palermo, Sicily, where it will connect to other international cables. 

With a design capacity of 24Tbps on 3 fibre pairs, the 20,000km cable system will connect 17 countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Qatar, Oman, UAE, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, France and Italy.

Last week, TI sparkle also signed an MoU with the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TIC) for the expansion of its Seabone global IP backbone to Iran via a new PoP.