Sparkle extends Virtual NAP to Istanbul with DE-CIX

22 November 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Sparkle, the international services arm of TIM Group, has today announced the availability of its Virtual NAP service in Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul 340Virtual NAP, which supports customers in connecting to the fast-growing regional IP ecosystem, is being offered through Sparkle’s proprietary data centre and is in partnership with DE-CIX, the Internet Exchange Platforms (IXPs) provider. 

Sparkle Virtual NAP gives customers the opportunity to have a virtual presence in selected IXPs without the need to dimension, implement and manage a complex proprietary international infrastructure and deploy IP equipment. A turnkey solution that provides carriers and service providers with connectivity to the main IXPs in one package, including access to a virtual router, an Ethernet port and immediate inclusion in the "peering club".

Sparkle’s new Virtual NAP proposition in Istanbul will support customers in the area in joining the fast-growing Balkan IP ecosystem with an easy, fast, efficient and high performing service proposition. To celebrate the new Virtual NAP presence in Istanbul, Sparkle has launched the “Virtual NAP Promotion DE-CIX in Istanbul “, a promotion applicable to all contracts signed by 31 December 2017.  

Virtual NAP is currently provided in partnership with the leading global Internet Exchanges: in Frankfurt, Palermo and now Istanbul with DE-CIX, in Amsterdam with AMS-IX, in London with LINX, in Paris with FRANCE-IX, in Sofia with NETIX as well as in multiple Equinix sites around the world.