27 March 2007     

Sparkle and CPCNet Team Up to offer enhanced international Mpls Services.

Sparkle the international business arm of Telecom Italia , and CPCNET , the Asia Pacific international communications and security solution provider, a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Pacific, announced today that they are to interconnect their multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks to offer enhanced services to their Multinational Corporations.
This deal reinforces the capabilities of Sparkle in the Far East while enhancing CPCNET’s reach in Europe, the Mediterranean and Gulf Regions, in order to improve their competitiveness.
CPCNET and Sparkle, leveraging on a global MPLS network, will provide their mutual customers with top level services to meet advanced networking requirements - including voice, video conferencing, real-time applications and mobility solutions – ensuring best in class network quality and customer care.
This Partnership was signed by Stefano Mazzitelli and Stephen Ho respectively Sparkle and CPCNET CEO.
Stefano Mazzitelli, Sparkle CEO, said: “We are happy to be working alongside CPCNET - leading telecommunications company -, to mutually serve Corporate Customers with the highest quality data communications services and reliable experience in managing customer network solutions. China represents one of the most important destinations for multinational companies willing to address a new fundamental market and to delocalise their production activities. Thanks to this agreement China is confirmed as one of the key areas where we can provide to our Customers, through the collaboration with CPCNET, all the support they need to extend their presence in a country that is far away from their headquarters and often from their culture”
” This partnership with TI Sparkle draws upon the strength of both companies. We see TI Sparkle as a strong partner with their sophisticated and extensive global network. Equipped with our state-of-the-art MPLS technology, CPCNet now offers worldwide premier-class connectivity services, with an emphasis on enterprises in Greater China with an ever-increasing presence in world trade.” Stephen Ho, CEO of CPCNet said. “The new alliance further demonstrates CPCNet’s commitment to providing world class communications services that enhance customers’ competitiveness and operational efficiencies”
Thanks to this cooperation, TI Sparkle will increase its international reach in the Far East and particularly in China that represents one of the top interest destinations of Italian and Western European customers aiming at delocalizing activities and targeting new markets, while CPCNET will enrich its service offering by leveraging Sparkle’s leading position in Europe, the Mediterranean and Gulf Countries. .

For further information, please contact
Gabriella Improta
Marketing Wholesale Services- Marketing Communications
Email: gabriella.improta@telecomitalia.it