Sparkle Extends Tier-1 Global IP Network to El Paso, Texas

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Located at the network crossing points between Mexico and the United States, the new PoP further improves Sparkle’s IP Transit offer to the Mexican market.

Sparkle, the International Services arm of TIM Group and among the top ten global operators, announces the expansion of its global IP Tier-1 backbone with a new Point of Presence at MDC Data Centers (MDC, formerly McAllen Data Center) in El Paso, Texas.

The new PoP in El Paso adds to the existing Points of Presence in McAllen, Dallas and Laredo, strengthening Sparkle’s reach on the US-Mexico border as well as the performance of its global IP Transit service Seabone.

Located at MDC’s carrier-neutral data center, a strategic interconnection hub for networks and content providers along the US border with Mexico, the new PoP in El Paso allows Sparkle to provide to OTTs, ISPs, Content and Application Providers located in Central America high-quality Seabone IP Transit service, with maximum diversification and redundancy, lower latency and improved traffic routing capabilities globally.

DDoS Attack Mitigation which grants customers options to protect their network – and the Virtual NAP solution – which lets customers access the main Internet Exchange Points without the need of building any proprietary infrastructure – complete Sparkle’s portfolio of services offered via the MDC El Paso PoP.

Sparkle operates one of the most interconnected networks in the world and has consistently ranked as one of the top ten IP Transit providers worldwide and #1 in America. Additionally, Sparkle is the only Tier-1 backbone able to offer a real diversification from South America to the US via the Seabras-1 cable, ensuring complete redundancy and reliability.


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