Italian IP Services Provider Sparkle Deploys Juniper’s 400G Platform

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Sparkle, an IP services provider from Italy among the top global operators, has deployed Juniper Network’s 400G solutions to meet increasing bandwidth demands reliably and cost-effectively. In addition, Juniper’s experience-first network solution supports Sparkle’s sustainability goals through power and space savings in its Points-of-Presence (PoPs).

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With its global Tier-1 IP Transit backbone ‘Seabone’, Sparkle is a top global IP player, providing high-speed Internet connectivity to ISPs and content providers worldwide.

The fiber connectivity services provided by Sparkle are delivered over an advanced proprietary network of over 600,000KM of fiber including major regional systems in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Americas, plus ownership of major international submarine cables.

As Sparkle continues to innovate in the cloud era, Juniper Networks’ 400G solution would help Sparkle fulfill its mission to provide ‘bandwidth hungry’ clients with customized solutions aimed at delivering a great end-user experience, as well as competitive cost and top performance in the international telecommunications market. A 400G-capable network is a key step for Tier-1 providers like Sparkle, who are grappling with relentless traffic growth.

“The 400G platform from Juniper will be a key tool in our ongoing challenge to match constantly growing traffic demands at very competitive price-per-port in the context of premium space and power costs, without sacrificing reliability and features,” said Enrico Bagnasco, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Sparkle. “In addition, the better economy of scale and a denser configuration supports the high standard for eco-sustainable design and energy efficiency to which we work.”

400G Technology

Juniper’s technology would enable Sparkle to reduce space and power consumption in its core PoPs. 400G connections are also easier to manage with fewer overall ports. Juniper’s innovative silicon advancements reduce watts consumed per gigabit, allowing for high speed data transmissions at lower power levels.

Sparkle has deployed Juniper’s PTX Series Routers, high-performance, cloud-optimized platforms that would enable smooth migration to 400G while delivering the bandwidth, flexibility and maturity that comes with Juniper’s latest generation silicon.

The PTX Series offers ultra-high port density, 400GbE support, flexible filtering and a reliable network operating system that has been powering generations of high-performance solutions.

400G technology provides Sparkle with a new level of scale. 400G optical transceiver modules would delive a lower cost-per-bit by delivering the same bandwidth in less physical space.