IP&Data Platform

Ethernet Suite

Value proposition

The Ethernet Suite Service targets each company that needs to connect different international data environments through cost-effective, high performing and transparent end-to-end connectivity.

Based on Sparkle’s global Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certified state-of- the- art MPLS backbone, the service offers unbeatable flexibility in terms of scalability and cost reduction compared to other connectivity solutions.


  • Flexibility and granularity for bandwidth: from 2Mbps to 5Gbps with different steps according to your needs, including a data burst option 
  • Multiple access technologies: fiber, copper and wireless access types, to guarantee capillary coverage 
  • Great reliability and fault tolerance: easy implementation of Ethernet protocol reduces faults incidence and improves business continuity 
  • Cost saving: Ethernet solutions allow upgrades to speed and the combination of increased connections through the same physical interface 
  • Global coverage: with Sparkle's proprietary, legacy infrastructure coupled with subsidiaries and local partner networks, our Ethernet Service connects Europe, the Gulf Area, the Mediterranean Basin, North Africa, North and Latin America and Asia 
  • Cloud Connect: connectivity solutions to reach the market-leading Cloud ecosystems. With Sparkle’s MPLS connectivity services, customers can establish secure, private connectivity to the main multi-player cloud providers, such as Microsoft and Amazon Web Services 
  • One stop shopping: a single interface for provisioning and assurance worldwide 
  • Outsourcing & equipment provisioning services worldwide: a single point of contact for the provisioning, installation, maintenance and network management on request
  • Service level Agreement: to guarantee high quality services, Sparkle offers market ready service level agreements 
  • MEF compliant network: Sparkle network is MEF certified CE 1.0 and CE 2.0 

Product features

The Ethernet Suite Service is provided by Sparkle’s MEF certified Carrier Ethernet Backbone guaranteeing a perfectly standardized, carrier class service and differentiated classes of service High (H), Medium (M) and Low(L) in according to MEF standard and corresponding to the specific characteristics for: 


  • Voice traffic 
  • Broadcast Video and Video on Demand 
  • Business Data and Enterprise Applications 
  • Internet Access & Broadband Users

Inside the three Ethernet service type (E-LINE, E-LAN and E-Access) architecture it’s possible to distinguish one of more of the following different service models according to “EVC type” (Ethernet Virtual Connection type) an attribute associated to the UNI: 


  • Ethernet Private Line Service (EPL) for Point-to-Point connections
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line Service (EVPL) for Point-to-Multipoint connections
  • Ethernet Private LAN Service (EP-LAN) for Multipoint-to-Multipoint connections

For point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint connections, the Ethernet over MPLS allows customers to connect one single port to multiple locations optimizing traffic and (port) infrastructure and further reducing the total cost of ownership.

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