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INFINERA CHOSEN TO SPARKLE FOR PHOTONIC BACKBONE NETWORK.

Italy's international service provider, Sparkle is deploying Infinera's XT-3600 platform for its new Nibble Network. The network is an ultra-long-haul photonic backbone that connects Sicily with major points of presence and data centres in Europe. It was launched to provide high speeds and low-latency, high-performance, scalable, and guaranteed connectivity services between important European locations.

The Nibble ultra-performant photonic layer will progressively be integrated with Sparkle's existing Mediterranean and Balkans networks and with BlueMed, the new multi-fibre submarine cable linking Palermo and Milan via Genoa, creating a seamless Pan Mediterranean Optical Transport Network.

The first link will connect Sparkle's Sicily Hub, in Palermo, with Milan Caldera open data centre. Construction is planned to continue in several phases to the end of 2020 to fully deploy the entire footprint and integrate with the Mediterranean and Balkans networks.

Sparkle will leverage the XT-3600's small form factor, low power consumption, and ability to interoperate with its existing Infinera network. This is to simplify operations and help it quickly activate new and on-demand capacity for customers on request, without network overprovisioning.

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Date:Sep 3, 2019
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