Sparkle enhances optical networks powered by Infinera and Nokia

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy, announces the deployment of C band + L band photonic nodes – supplied by Infinera and Nokia – on its global optical terrestrial and subsea networks to enhance its offering.
Sparkle submarine cable investmentSparkle is making investment in the deployment of C band + L band photonic nodes on the terrestrial links in Europe, Middle East and South America, in order to increase its transmission capacity up to 38.4 Tb/s per fiber pair, providing guaranteed connectivity services up to 800G per wavelength between key locations.

The technology will initially be deployed between 23 major Points of Presence (PoPs) in Europe over 12,465 km with the first link to connect Milan with Frankfurt.

The C+L technology will benefit all of Sparkle’s proprietary optical subsea links, including the upcoming BlueMed fiber pairs.

All capacity injection on the MedNautilus in the Mediterranean Basin, Curie in the Pacific Ocean, Seabras and Monet in the Atlantic, as well as on the remaining subsea infrastructures, will be deployed using the said technologies and allowing even more flexibility in managing both bandwidth and spectrum services, pushing further their initial design capacity.

“Sparkle is always committed to using the best optical technologies, once they prove reliable and sustainable, to increase the capacity carried by its network, ensuring the highest standards of quality and efficiency,” said Enrico Maria Bagnasco, CEO of Sparkle.

Sparkle is TIM Group’s Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top worldwide, offering a full range of infrastructure and global connectivity services – capacity, IP, SD-WAN, colocation, IoT connectivity, roaming and voice – to national and international Carriers, OTTs, ISPs, Media/Content Providers, and multinational enterprises.

Sparkle, a major player in the submarine cable industry, manages a network of more than 600,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa and the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.


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