Sparkle expands its Latam footprint with new PoP in Bogotá

12 March 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Sparkle has expanded its network reach with a new point of presence (PoP) in Bogotá, Columbia.

The new PoP will be located at an Equinix data centre, adding to the existing one in Cartagena. The move with strengthen the performance of Sparkle’s global Tier-1 IP transit service, Seabone, in addition to providing high-speed internet connectivity to the local market as well as to international OTTs, ISPs, content and application providers.

The company will offer a suite of portfolio services via the new Bogotá PoP, these include a DDoS attack service - which grants Seabone customers the option to protect their network – as well as a virtual NAP solution - which allows customers to access the main Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) without the need of building any proprietary infrastructure.

Sparkle first launched its Cartagena PoP in January 2019, in response to growing demand for capacity services in Colombia, delivering local and international network providers, ISPs, content players and OTTs with transport solutions up to 100GB through Sparkle’s City2City service.