Through the agreement with Equinix, Telecom Italia Sparkle will establish a network Point of Presence (POP) within Equinix's New York area center, enabling it to connect its global network directly to the wide variety of ISPs, carriers and other service providers operating at the center.The company will facilitate this interconnection through the Equinix Gig E Exchange(TM) service, which provides an efficient means to interconnect with a large number of Internet companies for peering.College Ave offers borrowers great interest rates, as well as a variety of terms and repayment options, so each borrower can find the right fit for them.With College Ave, borrowers can reduce the total cost of their existing student loans, current monthly payment, or both by refinancing or consolidating existing federal, private, and Parent PLUS loans.The backbone has grown to become a global brand with very high recognition worldwide, contributing to position TI Sparkle as a reliable business partner as witnessed by the latest acquisition of key customers in Eastern Europe, especially in Russia where TI Sparkle now serves most of the major operators and ISPs.At the same time TI Sparkle has recently strengthened the IP Transit relationship with a leading global operator with strong presence in Asia Pacific.“The investments we have carried out last year that aimed at consolidating the core backbone in Europe and the US and at providing a bullet-proof service, together with the footprint expansion in Africa and Asia, have paid off”, states Paolo Ferrari, TI Sparkle Chief Executive Officer.
The move, a part of the Italian carrier's aggressive expansion in the North American market, will enable direct interconnection with the largest aggregation of networks, carriers and ISPs.
By connecting with key partners through a central switching fabric within the same location, Telecom Italia Sparkle will greatly enhance the performance and reduce the costs of connecting with the partners whom they have previously connected via multiple, disparate locations.
"As Telecom Italia Sparkle continues the momentum of consolidating its leading role in the IP and data business, we are pursuing a global expansion strategy in which Equinix is a critical partner," said Stefano Mazzitelli, CEO of Telecom Italia Sparkle.
Positioned #13 last January, Seabone has been steadily climbing the internet research firm’s table over the last months, bypassing operators historically recognized as global leaders in the IP Transit segment.
This success results from the customers’ consistent acknowledgment of TI Sparkle’s IP Transit Seabone service reliability and performance.