Djibouti Telecom teams up with Telecom Italia Sparkle for IP POP


Incumbent Djibouti Telecom and Telecom Italia Sparkle, the international wholesale arm of Telecom Italia, last week announced their top-tier IP Point of Presence (POP) is now available in the capital, Djibouti City. The new POP has been established for the development of IP services in East and South Africa.

The pair hope to use the new link to provide cost effective, high quality and secure global IP connectivity to TLC operators, ISPs and service providers that are connected to Djibouti through existing and upcoming cable systems such as SMW3, EASSy, Seacom, EIG, and other bilateral infrastructure.

Commenting on the launch of the IP POP, Djibouti Telecom managing director M Abdourahman Mohamed Hassan said: ‘With the deployment of a new generation of submarine cable systems in East Africa, the IP node/exchange will play a significant role in the region by offering reliable and robust solution[s] to support the increasing demand for international service from Eastern and Southern Africa.’