Grupo Aire Expands Its International Presence in 20 Countries through an Agreement with Sparkle
Rome / Madrid, 22 September 2022
Grupo Aire, a major wholesale telecommunications operator in Spain, expands its international presence in more than 90 PoPs (Points of Presence) and 20 European countries thanks to the agreement signed with Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and one of the main providers worldwide. As a result, Grupo Aire is able to offer greater connectivity to international carriers, hyperscalers and business customers and continues to advance in its internationalisation process.
The two companies established a point of interconnection between the respective networks in Marseille (NNI), so that Grupo Aire will be able to offer connectivity services from Marseille to the main European cities relying on Sparkle's pan-European network. In turn, the agreement strengthens Sparkle’s presence in the Iberian Peninsula, which has become an important hub for communications between Europe and West-South Africa.
Activation of new network services in Europe
The agreement provides Grupo Aire with a new business opportunity and the resulting revenue generation, as Sparkle is one of the world's largest carriers. In addition, it can incorporate to its complete portfolio different network services abroad under a competitive model, with a scheme equivalent to having its own network and not that of third parties.
As a result, Grupo Aire will be able to attract new international customers with service needs in Europe and the rest of the world, as well as strengthen the loyalty of existing customers by offering new and more competitive routes.
The agreement allows the Spanish telecommunications operator group to offer these new services to international carriers, hyperscalers and business customers with international needs, as well as to operators with a presence in their datacentres that require connectivity to other data centres in the European continent.
"In recent years we have been facing an ambitious national and international expansion project that today, without a doubt, marks a milestone", says Raúl Aledo, CEO of Aire Networks and Grupo Aire. "This agreement with Sparkle not only allows us to continue advancing in this process; it also gives us the possibility to offer our current customers a larger portfolio of services with a reach in an important part of the European continent".
About Grupo Aire
Grupo Aire is a telecommunications group which is made up of distinguished companies offering connectivity, VoIP, Mobile Enabler, UcaaS and Cloud services to operators, businesses and public entities, with the aim of guiding them through their digital transformation process.
As well as being a long-established service provider in both national and international markets, it is also a leader in the IT sector in Iberia. It is renowned for having more than 20 proximity neutral data centres located throughout the Iberian Peninsula, which are connected to the rest of the neutral data centres via its own network of more than 32,000 km spanning across Spain and Portugal, and it is present in more than 90 national and international POPs. Technology is at the forefront of GRUPO AIRE’s DNA, and the high degree of expertise in the services we offer you, allows us to be flexible in adapting to client's needs, together with our extremely professional customer care.