01 February 2018     

Sparkle announces a strategic partnership on IP and Virtual NAP Services with France-IX, the premier Internet Peering Service Provider in France

Sparkle will offer its Global IP Transit Service Seabone to all France-IX’s members and will improve the coverage of its Virtual Network Access Point (VNAP) service in Europe

Paris, France and Rome, Italy – February 1, 2018
Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, has entered into a partnership with France-IX to offer its Tier-1 IP Transit service Seabone to France-IX’s members.

Through this strategic agreement Sparkle offers Seabone in France-IX hubs in Paris and Marseille, and France-IX customers will benefit from Sparkle’s state-of-the-art Tier-1 IP backbone’s global presence.
In addition, customers around the world will be able to connect from any Sparkle PoP to France-IX through an enriched VNAP solution that includes - in one single package- access to a virtual router, an Ethernet port and the immediate inclusion in the “peering club”.
At the same time, customers demanding connectivity to global cloud players, tele-houses, datacenters or customer premises worldwide, can benefit from Sparkle’s cost-effective, flexible and transparent Ethernet Suite solution.


About France-IX
France-IX is the Premier Internet Peering Service Provider in France, offering public and private interconnection services through its carrier and data centre neutral exchange points in Paris and Marseille.
France-IX interconnects several hundreds of telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers, content delivery networks and all other Internet networks worldwide with significant traffic in the Internet French market. This enhances the affordability and latency of the Internet traffic exchanged between its members and thus improves the overall quality of the Internet in France.

Founded in June 2010 with the support of the French Internet community, France-IX is a member-based association whose core values are neutrality, sustainability and constant improvement of the Internet. For more information go to France-IX website www.franceix.net

Sparkle Media Contact:
Filippo Sanpaolesi
Head of Communication

AxiCom for France-IX
Krista Limousin
+44 (0) 20 7559 5630

Delphine Masciopinto
+33 (0)9 72 31 39 97