Telecom Italia Sparkle, Djibouti Telecom sign first customers to new IP POP

10 Nov 2010

Telecom Italia Sparkle, the international services arm of Telecom Italia, and Djibouti Telecom have signed up their first customers to their recently activated top-tier IP POP in Djibouti City. The announcement comes just a few weeks after the pair confirmed the activation of the new IP POP. Telecom Italia Sparkle and Djibouti Telecom say they have now sold over 1GB total IP connectivity to major telco operators in East Africa and to a key international submarine cable consortium. ‘We are witnessing a high demand for IP connectivity in the region which is sustained by existing and upcoming international submarine cable systems with landing in Djibouti such as SMW3, EASSy, Seacom, EIG and bilateral infrastructure, and we intend to continue to develop further IP services in East and South Africa,’ said M Abdourahman Mohamed Hassan, Director General of Djibouti Telecom.