NJFX Tier 3 by the Subsea Has North America Covered with Global Tier 1 Provider, Sparkle

With a strong global presence and excellent leadership, Sparkle is in the spotlight this week as a valued NJFX customer that has been a part of our resilient ecosystem for many years, helping to make NJFX the strategic doorstep into Latin America (LATAM).

February 8, 2021


As a leading global Tier 1 service provider, Sparkle offers a full range of IP, data, cloud, data center, mobile data and voice solutions. Its state-of-the-art advanced global backbone is over 540,000 km of terrestrial fiber and international submarine cables. In addition, Sparkle owns and operates three fiber pairs on the Seabras-1 submarine cable that lands at the NJFX Tier 3 colocation campus. This cable is a 10,500 km fiber optic, 6-fiber pair, 72 Tbps submarine cable system that is the only direct PoP to PoP system connecting São Paulo, Brazil, New Jersey and New York. Sparkle also ranks seventh worldwide for IP and tenth globally for voice traffic.


“Sparkle is unique as we are both an owner and operator of our three fiber pairs on the Seabras-1 subsea cable and have the largest telco infrastructure in Brazil,” commented Carmine Sorrentino, EVP Americas Region for Sparkle. “With the largest IP network in LATAM, coupled with protected routes, IP and data center connectivity, we are the most optimal choice for telcos, ISPs, OTTs, media and content providers, as well as multinational corporations.”

This Tier 1 provider globally serves as THE gateway to LATAM. Sparkle is a trusted carrier with the network depth and reach to get from Wall, New Jersey down to Miami and on to Fortaleza, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Bogota, Panama City, Caracas, and San Juan among other key spots.


To provide even more value for NJFX customers, Sparkle is deploying terrestrial capacity from NJFX to Los Angeles to connect Seabras-1 to Google’s Curie subsea system, which is a four-fiber, 10,500km cable connecting Los Angeles, California to Valparaiso, Chile. The Curie cable system is designed with 18 Tbps per fiber pair and a total system design capacity of 72 Tbps.

With this connectivity, NJFX customers can connect from New Jersey to São Paulo to Santiago to Los Angeles – plus hit all of the west coast PoPs in the Bay Area. This is a win for carriers and also OTTs, gamers, hyperscalers, enterprises and financials that need high capacity. This will also be especially key for organizations that want connectivity to cloud providers in LATAM.

“We have LATAM covered on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, offering carriers and organizations requiring high capacity bandwidth subsea diversity plus a full suite of services including cloud connectivity, IP, wavelengths and Ethernet,” continued Sorrentino. All in all – there are a LOT of options available for NJFX customers to leverage Sparkle’s robust infrastructure and tap into its LATAM gateway. Stay tuned for additional developments and increased capabilities ahead. To learn more, please contact Felix Seda: felix@njfx.net.


About NJFX:

NJFX is a Tier 3 Carrier Neutral Cable Landing Station campus. Our colocation ecosystem has expanded to over 35 network operators offering flexibility, reliability, and security. Our Wall, NJ location provides direct access to multiple subsea cable systems giving our carriers diverse connectivity solutions and offers direct interconnection without recurring cross-connect fees.

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