Sparkle taps Infinera for new Sicily – Europe connection

Created July 2, 2019
Technologies and Products

Infinera, a global supplier of innovative networking solutions, has announced that Sparkle is deploying Infinera’s XT-3600 for its Nibble Network, a new ultra-long-haul photonic backbone connecting Sicily with major points of presence and data centres in Europe.

Sparkle describes itself as “the first international service provider in Italy”. It has, earlier this month, June, 2019, announced the construction of Nibble, its new ultra-long-haul photonic backbone linking Sicily and mainland Europe.

Sparkle will leverage the XT-3600’s industry-leading performance, small form factor, low power consumption, and ability to seamlessly interoperate with its existing Infinera network. This integration simplifies operations and helps Sparkle to quickly activate new and on-demand capacity for customers upon request without network overprovisioning.

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy launched Nibble to provide market-leading speeds and low-latency, high-performance, scalable, and guaranteed connectivity services between the most important European locations, meeting carriers’ and enterprises’ rapidly increasing network capacity requirements. With the XT-3600, Sparkle delivers 100 Gigabit Ethernet cloud-scale services in a compact form factor while automating service activation through Instant Bandwidth.

Bob Jandro, senior vice president, worldwide Sales at Infinera, commented, “As bandwidth demands continue to grow, operators seek solutions that can scale capacity and simplify operations. The XT-3600 is yet another example of how Infinera is transforming transport networks to cloud scale.”

The XT-3600, part of Infinera’s Infinite Core solution, incorporates the groundbreaking performance of Infinera’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) and its Advanced Coherent Toolkit for enhanced capacity and reach performance with low power consumption.

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This article was written
by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.