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November 2016

A Synergy that Make Us Stronger

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Several months on, it’s important to take stock of how our company’s acquisition by Liberty Global has positively impacted our business and operations. This collaboration has brought benefits in the form of new perspectives and opportunities that enrich our everyday work, which can be seen, for example, in the recent participation of C&W executives at Capacity Europe, together with Liberty representatives. The following C&W executives were present at the event held in Paris: Eduardo Gandarilla, vice president of sales and marketing; Francisco Moreno, marketing director; and Andrew Lee. This close collaboration strengthens a forward-looking company that values teamwork, allowing it to build upon each team member’s talent and potential. Initiatives such as this prove that, together with Liberty, our business will continue to grow and evolve, with many new possibilities taking shape in the medium term. For this to happen, we must keep working alongside our parent company, taking advantage…

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Recognition of Our Excellence

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We did it again! Thanks to your hard work and dedication, day in and day out, C&W Networks has recently been awarded with not one, not two, but three industry awards! We are  pleased to announce we have won The Best Caribbean Wholesale Carrier at the Capacity Global Carrier Awards for the fourth consecutive year. This award is a true honor as it demonstrates our leadership and ongoing commitment to the region. Additionally, we took home awards in two different categories from the prestigious Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Excellence Awards of 2016. This is a real accomplishment considering we faced very stiff competition and C&W Networks has never been in the running for this award. We were chosen as Wholesale Service Provider of the Year; an award that recognizes the provider for the best implements wholesale carrier Ethernet (CE 2.0) services for its customers in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) regions. We were…

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Building Our Reputation in the World of Telecommunications

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This year, C&W Networks sponsored CariCam and VAS Forum LATAM, a pair of events that took place in Miami from November 14th to the 16th. Participation in these events offer major business opportunities. These opportunities are high-level industry events that bring together key players, operators and providers to discuss how to promote the telecommunications industry in Central America and the Caribbean. Additionally, these events offer the perfect opportunity for networking considering the high-quality, industry-focused case studies that were presented. These lead to discussions and a sharing of experiences between operators and other industry players. The CariCam Summit combined educational content, an assessment of the state of the industry and an exploration of new growth areas. This is one of the best business events in our region. VAS Forum LATAM is the only event that brings together the entire Value-Added Service (VAS) industry from South America, Central America and the Caribbean. This event…

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A Snapshot of Our Business

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Liberty Global, which we joined in May of this year, recently announced second-quarter results for 2016/17, updating the investment community on company developments. We’re pleased to share operating and financial highlights from the group’s report: 9,000 organic revenue generating units (RGUs) were added in Q2 2016/17. Q2 2016/17 mobile revenue saw a 2% year-over-year drop, except in the Bahamas. Flow established itself as a leading sports broadcaster in the Caribbean. The Olympics campaign was successful. More than 4.6 million viewers tuned into Flow channels. 85% increase in Flow Sports viewership in August as compared to the May–July average Exclusive broadcasting rights to Premier League matches began this quarter. Strengthened customer proposition in Panama through launch of MAST3R fixed bundles in September Features include rewind, live pause, play from start, and high definition (HD) 300 Mbps broadband service now available to 135,000 homes 27,000 broadband subscribers were added during the quarter,…

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Partnership with Juniper Networks to Enhance Customer Connectivity

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C&W Networks has been awarded MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) Industry Standard Certification for E-Line, E-LAN, E-TREE, and E-ACCESS services through the use of Juniper Networks’ MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers. With this distinction, there is no doubt that our company meets global support requirements. This offers more scalable and reliable solutions to our customers. Thanks to this partnership, our company passed a rigorous testing process covering a full range of requirements including, performance and bandwidth profiles. Using Juniper Networks’ MX104, MX240, MX480 and MX960 routers, C&W Networks’ international MPLS Ethernet network was certified MEF 2.0-compliant in June 2016. The MEF Carrier Ethernet Certification Program is designed to ensure that equipment and services comply with MEF standards and enable carrier interoperability. In this regard C&W president, Paul Scott stated, “Achieving this certification further demonstrates our commitment to providing carrier-class Ethernet interconnectivity throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. By upgrading…

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John Reid Confirmed as CEO of Cable & Wireless

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John Reid has been confirmed as Chief Executive Officer of C&W Communications effective November 7, 2016. C&W serves 18 countries and is one of the largest full service telecommunications and entertainment providers in the Caribbean and Latin America. The Company was recently acquired by Liberty Global plc ”Liberty Global”, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company. “This is a time of meaningful change and development for C&W, and I am excited for the expertise and continuity that John brings to this growing region,” said Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global. Reid is tasked with aligning the former UK-based company with Liberty’s Latin America and Caribbean (“LiLAC Group”) division, while strengthening the Company’s growth opportunities, in particular triple-play, mobile data and fixed-mobile convergence, and seizing on the significant business-to-business and wholesale opportunities in the region. “I am honored to lead C&W Communications into the next phase of our development. I…

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C&W Networks Wins Wholesale Service Provider of the Year and Service Innovation of the Year Awards at MEF Excellence Awards 2016

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C&W Networks, is excited to announce winning the Wholesale Service Provider of the Year Award (CALA) and Service Innovation of the Year Award (CALA) at the annual MEF Excellence Awards, 2016 Dinner. The event is part of the MEF16 global networking conference, held at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland. C&W Networks was recognized for their leadership in the development and delivery of regional and wholesale Third Network/Carrier Ethernet services, as well as excellence in service innovation, service orchestration, marketing, and network modernization across the Caribbean and Latin America region. The MEF Excellence Awards program is the largest awards program in the world focused on advanced Carrier Ethernet services and emerging Third Network services powered by CE 2.0, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV and SDN networking technologies. The judging panel for the MEF Excellence Awards was comprised of global and regional senior analysts from ATLANTIC-ACM, Current Analysis, Frost & Sullivan,…

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C&W Networks Wins Fourth Consecutive Best Caribbean Wholesale Carrier Award

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C&W Networks, again won the Best Caribbean Wholesale Carrier award on November 8 at the 12th Global Carrier Awards in Paris. The award recognizes C&W Networks’ innovation in new service technology, excellence in customer experience and leadership in the wholesale telecoms market across the Caribbean region. The Global Carrier Awards have become the most prestigious awards among the wholesale telecoms industry by celebrating innovation, excellence and vision and setting the benchmark for performance throughout the marketplace. The awards were independently judged by a panel of over 20 judges, which includes leading analysts, industry experts and the senior editorial team of Capacity magazine. The judging panel was carefully selected to cover a wide range of market areas and regions and were aided by a new scoring system, which was refined for 2014 to ensure that the shortlisting and winners decisions remained objective and transparent. This year’s submissions attracted a record number…

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C&W Networks Partners With Juniper Networks to Obtain MEF CE 2.0 Certification

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C&W Networks is pleased to announce the latest award of MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) industry standard certification for E-Line, E-LAN, E-TREE, and E-ACCESS services through the use of Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers. The CE 2.0 industry certifications represent a milestone for C&W Networks and further accelerates its ability to deliver a more dynamic and customized Ethernet services portfolio to many more locations across the Caribbean and Latin America region. C&W Networks passed a rigorous testing process covering a full set of requirements including performance and bandwidth profiles. Using Juniper Networks MX104, MX240, MX480, and MX960 routers, the C&W Networks International MPLS Ethernet Network was certified MEF 2.0 ready in June 2016. The MEF’s Carrier Ethernet Certification Program is designed to ensure that equipment and services comply with MEF standards and enable carrier grade interoperability. With the newly obtained CE 2.0 certification, C&W Network’s…

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