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Wind Tre signs data centre deal with SuperNAP Italia

Mon 5 Jun 2017

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Italian telco Wind Tre has confirmed a partnership with data centre giant Switch in a bid to provide a broader range of digital services to its enterprise customers in Italy.

The company’s enterprise unit, Wind Tre Business, said that it had signed the deal with U.S.-based Switch to deliver ‘ICT transformation and connected cloud services’ via the data centre company’s SuperNAP facility on the outskirts of Milan.

According to Wind Tre, Day Gruppo Up, a provider of restaurant services, is one of the first customers, buying up racks and investing in new cloud solutions as well as disaster recovery services.

The agreement also covers Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services. Financial details are yet to be revealed.

Wind Tre noted that the partnership would also include the provision of its fibre broadband infrastructure to connect the SuperNAP data centre to central Milan.

‘The agreement brings Wind Tre Business into the SuperNAP Italia ecosystem of cloud providers, allowing Wind Tre to use one of the most cutting-edge data centers in the world, through which it can provide its customers with ICT transformation and connected cloud services with the highest quality standards while simultaneously ensuring maximum security and logical and physical integrity of the data,’ said Wind Tre in a statement.

The SuperNAP facility in Milan is Switch’s first data centre in Europe, with the majority of the company’s existing data centres based near its Las Vegas, NV headquarters. The Milan facility covers 42,000 square metres over four data halls.

Wind Tre is a new operator in the Italian market, following a merger between Veon’s Wind and CK Hutchison’s 3 Italia. In January, the joint venture began offering mobile and fixed services to consumers, later announcing its enterprise division last month.

The operator reported revenues of €1.5 billion (approx. £435 million) and Ebitda of €517 million in the first three months of the year.

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