Sparkle, Telekom Slovenije Launch New Route

June 5th, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

Europe has a new digital route to the Balkans at its disposal. Sparkle and Telekom Slovenije have launched a new cross-border link hooking up the northern Italian hub of Milan and the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.

In the vein of 'a picture is worth a thousand words', the announcement included a map of the route:

The link leverages existing fiber from each provider as well as new infrastructure at, unsurprisingly, the border of Italy and Slovenia.  The result is a new terrestrial southern route from the major hubs of Western Europe to the Balkan region and on to Istanbul and beyond, complementing the more usual links that run north of the Alps from Germany through Austria and Hungary.

Demand for physically diverse routes to, well, everywhere, have been driving new links of this type worldwide.

 

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