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Sparkle expands to Morocco

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Italian service provider Sparkle is expanding its reach into North Africa by opening a new point of presence (PoP) in Casablanca, Morocco.

Located at the Orange Maroc open data center, Sparkle's PoP will provide corporate communication services to multinational enterprises aiming to expand their business in Morocco, the group said in a statement.

"Thanks to its political stability and economic growth, Morocco is attracting investments especially from Italian and European multinationals that are increasingly establishing offices and industrial sites in the country. At the same time, Morocco has strong and consolidated trade relations with several countries in West Africa, thus positioning itself as a commercial hub from Europe to the Sub-Saharan African region," the group said.

With this new opening, Sparkle will offer Italian and European multinationals Ethernet and virtual private IP-VPN networks to connect their headquarters with branches in Morocco for intracompany communication.

In December 2019, Sparkle also launched a new PoP in Lagos, Nigeria. This added to the group's existing African points of presence in Egypt, Tunisia, Tanzania and Djibouti.

Sparkle is the international services arm of Telecom Italia and has a proprietary backbone of around 540,000km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia.

Sparkle's global network.
Sparkle's global network.

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