Telecom Italia Sparkle adds IP POP in Catania

9 Jul 2010

Telecom Italia Sparkle, the international wholesale arm of Telecom Italia, has announced that it has added a new point of presence (PoP) to Catania, Sicily to its internet backbone, Seabone. First to connect to the new IP facility is Cypriot telco CYTA. The Catania PoP is accessed via the MINERVA submarine cable subsystem which forms a direct self-healing ring between Cyprus and Italy, connecting to the rest of Europe and beyond through TI Sparkle’s networks. The new PoP is also located close to the soon-to-be launched IMEWE cable landing station; IMEWE, in which Sparkle is also a shareholder, will connect India to Europe via Pakistan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon