Sparkle: Agreement with Kush Investments on the BlueRaman Cable System

The UAE-based firm invests on Virtual Fiber Pair connecting Mumbai and Djibouti to Europe to support the expansion and growth of the East Africa region

 Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top global operators, announces the signing of an agreement with the UAE-based Kush Investments firm to provide long-term solution on Sparkle’s fiber pair in the upcoming BlueRaman cable system to serve the East Africa region.

The agreement, signed in Sparkle’s Rome headquarters by Mohammed Yusef, CIO of Kush Investments, and Enrico Bagnasco, CEO of Sparkle, will provide Kush Investments with virtual fiber pair over BlueRaman – within the wider Blue Submarine Cable System project in partnership with Google and other operators – connecting Mumbai and Djibouti with Europe (via Palermo, Genoa, Marseille and Milan), thus expanding the Kush Investments’ asset portfolio and allowing the development of new business opportunities in East African countries.

The agreement between Sparkle and Kush Investments also concerns other potential cooperation areas. The two companies in fact are ready to expand their collaboration in the telecom and ICT sector to support the further expansion of East Africa, the continent’s fastest-growing region in the last years.

Muhammed Yusef, CIO of Kush Investments, said “We are extremely pleased of this agreement that, while contributing to support the impressive digital growth in Africa, represents the beginning of a partnership with Kush to be developed in various fields”, said Enrico Bagnasco. “Sparkle is ready and willing to provide to the East Africa region its portfolio of digital services as well as to cooperate in the field of education with training programs conceived…”

About Kush Investments

Established in Dubai UAE, at the crossroads of the investment world, Dubai, UAE, Kush Investments is a dynamic investment firm

About Sparkle

Sparkle is TIM Group’s Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top worldwide, offering a full range of infrastructure and global connectivity services – capacity, IP, SD-WAN, colocation, IoT connectivity, roaming and voice – to national and international Carriers, OTTs, ISPs, Media/Content Providers and multinational enterprises. A major player in the submarine cable industry, Sparkle owns and manages a network of more than 600,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa and the Middle East, the Americas and Asia. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 32 countries.

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