PTCL expands its reach to Europe through Sparkle Sicily Hub in Palermo

16 May 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Presence in Sicily Hub will provide PTCL with enhanced connectivity to Europe and North Africa

Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among the top 10 global operators, announces that PTCL, the leading telecom operator and ICT service provider in Pakistan and Sparkle’s long term partner in the region, has  increased its reach to Europe, leveraging Sparkle's open ecosystem and rich market place Sicily Hub in Palermo.

Through Sicily Hub, PTCL will be able to peer with world major content, media and CDN service providers already active in Sicily Hub which remains the closest European open ecosystem to the Mena Region and provides improved latency and overall network efficiency to operators seeking to expand in Europe. The increased quality will allow PTCL to effectively deliver on–demand as well as bandwidth-intensive content and provide its users with an enhanced data experience. 

PTCL’s presence in Sicily Hub will also generate further efficiencies for PTCL in terms of improved control over routing and IP traffic flows. Moreover, Palermo represents a strategic presence for PTCL as it provides additional access to SEA-ME-WE 4 and IMEWE cable systems. 

With its ever growing presence of multi-breed global players, Sicily Hub continues to grow by attracting new content and interconnections configuring itself as a rich marketplace where service providers, content and media players and system integrators have an opportunity to grow their business.