01 October 2009     

Telecom Italia Sparkle and CDNetworks and Announce Strategic Partnership

Telecom Italia Sparkle, a leading global telecommunications service provider and CDNetworks, a top tier, full-service global content delivery network, today announced a strategic partnership that enables Telecom Italia Sparkle to provide content delivery services to customers across Europe. The strategic partnership expands Telecom Italia Sparkle’s service portfolio with the addition of CDNetworks’ full suite of advanced content delivery solutions for media delivery, content acceleration, and software and other file downloads. 

“This partnership enables us to offer a new category of services to our customers, backed by one of the world’s leading content delivery network companies - CDNetworks,” said Arturo Danesi, executive vice president, head of marketing wholesale for Telecom Italia Sparkle. “The combination of CDNetworks’ advanced content delivery technology and Telecom Italia Sparkle’s global network infrastructure and strong operational capabilities will allow us to provide a very compelling solution to our customers.” 

In addition to their existing sales force, Telecom Italia Sparkle is deploying a specialized team in Europe dedicated to CDNetworks’ content delivery offering. The partnership enables CDNetworks to dramatically extend its sales and support reach throughout Europe, and reduce operating costs by leveraging Telecom Italia Sparkle’s extensive network infrastructure. 

“We are pleased to partner with one of the world’s leading telecom companies to extend our sales reach throughout Europe,” said Robert Gribnau, vice president of EMEA for CDNetworks. “With this partnership, not only will we have some of the brightest telecom professionals offering our extended suite of services to customers and prospects throughout Europe, we will also have access to an outstanding network infrastructure that will help enhance our own services portfolio in the near future.”