Ooredoo and TI Sparkle sign strategic deal

13 April 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Ooredoo’s global wholesale arm and TI Sparkle have signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop new telecommunication services and share knowledge

Ooredoo logoThe strategic agreement will see the two companies collaborate on a range of joint initiatives and services in the voice, data, cloud, multimedia and digital spaces.

“Ooredoo Global Services (OGS) continues to expand its ecosystem of global partners and enhance its international network to better support voice, capacity and roaming traffic,” said Khalid Abdulla Al Mansouri, OGS’s acting CEO.

“We’re very pleased to be working with Sparkle, who bring world-class infrastructure and significant additional protection and diversity to our global network.”

TI Sparkle

Alessandro Talotta, TI Sparkle’s chairman and CEO added: “This MoU strengthens our relationship with OGS and supports Sparkle’s leading position in the Middle East.” 

OGS, which is seeking to promote Doha as a regional gateway for voice and data traffic, will seek to leverage Sparkle’s IP-MPLS backbone and the strategic positioning of Sicily as a hub for telecommunications services, particularly for Africa, Middle East and the Mediterranean basin.