Sparkle strengthens Asian hub with new PoP in Singapore

19 September 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Sparkle has strengthened its Asian Hub with a new multi-service point of presence (PoP) in Singapore.

The international services arm of TIM Group’s latest PoP is located at Global Switch’s data centre, one of the most important telecommunications and internet ecosystems in Asia.

The new PoP consolidates Sparkle’s role as a “leading European doorway for the Asian market” and is strategically located at the subsea cable crossing point between the two continents. It is designed to serve both the local and the global IP markets, providing high performing IP transit, DDoS mitigation and virtual NAP services to operators, OTTs and content providers.

“Leveraging on Global Switch’s access to all subsea cable systems landing in Singapore - including SEA-ME-WE 3, SEA-ME-WE-4 and SEA-ME-WE-5, of which Sparkle is a consortium member – the new PoP will provide top quality east and west bound low latency connectivity solutions on the submarine route connecting Asia to Europe,” a company statement.

“In particular, access to the new generation SEA-ME-WE 5, which is natively extended to Sparkle Sicily Hub, consolidates Sparkle’s role as leading European doorway for the Asian market.”

Fully interconnected with Sparkle’s Tier 1-grade Global IP backbone Seabone, the new PoP adds to Sparkle’s existing PoP at Singapore Equinix, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, confirming Sparkle’s commitment to expanding its IP backbone in Asia.