C&W Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cable & Wireless Communications and a wholesale telecommunications service provider that offers broadband, IP capacity to global, regional and local telecom carriers, TV cable companies, Internet Service Providers and Network Integrators. C&W Networks operates the largest subsea multi-ring fiber-optic network throughout the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region along with the most comprehensive fully meshed MPLS network in the region. Connecting over 40 countries, the company’s fully protected ringed submarine fiber optic network spans more than 50,000 km. Cable routes include the Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS-1), Colombia-Florida Express (CFX-1), EC-Link cable system, Fibralink, Maya 1, Eastern Caribbean Fiber Express (ECFS), Taino-Carib, East-West, Cayman-Jamaica Fiber system, Caribbean-Bermuda U.S (CBUS), Americas II, Gemini Bermuda, Pan America (PAN-AM), Antillas 1 and Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS).
WE DON'T PREDICT THE FUTURE, WE ENABLE IT
Provide world-leading wholesale telecommunications products and services to enable Latin America and the Caribbean to advance and progress.
Provide the most efficient and reliable delivery of services, through the most technologically advanced and extensive broadband network in the Latin America and the Caribbean, serving Telco and ISP providers.
Under our team leadership, C&W Networks has evolved
into the primary bandwidth backbone in the Pan-Caribbean region
Mr. Scott has more than twenty five years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has been instrumental in the growth and success of Columbus/CWC. As President and COO of our company since 2005, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and translating the company’s vision and strategy into action plans. Under his leadership, Columbus /CWC’ has evolved into the primary bandwidth backbone in the Pan-Caribbean region as evidenced by the recent industry award by Capacity Media whose independent research cited Columbus/CWCas the #1 wholesale services provider in the region.
Mr. Scott’s extensive International experience in the communications industry includes various corporate management positions in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean spanning the communications tower, satellite, cable tv and subsea network sectors. Prior to joining our team, he served as President of Caribbean Crossings, the subsea network division of Cable Bahamas.
In May 2013 Mr. Scott was part of the team that successfully completed an alliance with Cable & Wireless in which the parties have combined their respective subsea networks into a seamless platform spanning 42 countries and 48,000 km of undersea fiber. Mr. Scott serves as President & COO of this new company, C&W Networks Inc.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Mr. Gandarilla has more than twenty five years of experience in delivering high technology business solutions in domestic and international markets. In his senior sales executive role, he has conducted business in more than 40 countries, focusing on the wholesale and retail markets for the telecommunications, information technology and systems integration industries. As Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing he is responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
Prior to joining our company, Mr. Gandarilla he served as Executive Vice President for the Americas for and worked for AT&T International assisting in the deployment of operations in international markets, and ultimately advanced to the position of Managing Director for AT&T BCS in Mexico.
Mr. Gandarilla is a well-recognized executive by international carriers and in particular by telecom operators in the Caribbean and Latin America region and has extraordinary relationships in the telecom industry. And he has been instrumental in the growth and success of Columbus/CWC.
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Collins has over twenty years of experience in the international telecommunications industry and is currently the Executive Vice President of Operations and Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for managing Network Operations, Engineering and Customer Service and has been instrumental in the scalability of our network.
Mr. Collins has been with our company for fourteen years. Prior to joining Columbus/CWC, he served as Senior Vice President at NWN Sales Ltd. From 2001-2002 and as CTO at Eglobe Inc. USA from 1999-2000.
Throughout his 17 years at Cable & Wireless, he held the position of Executive Vice President of Operations and Engineering, amongst other engineering and sales support positions. Moreover, his extensive worldwide experience in the competitive telecom business includes working for companies such as International Digital Communications (IDC) and Hong Kong Telephone.
Vice President of Legal Affairs
With more than 20 years of experience in practicing international business law, Mr. Lago has closed commercial, financing and acquisitions transactions in more than 40 countries, primarily throughout Latin America.
Prior to joining Columbus/CWC, he served in executive level legal positions with international telecommunications companies and worked as a corporate transactional attorney with national law firms. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, he works comfortably in both civil and common law jurisdictions. Mr. Lago is presently admitted to practice law in Florida, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
As Vice President of Legal Affairs, Mr. Lago heads the C&W Networks Legal Department which is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters for the company.
JOHN T. LYONS
Vice President – Engineering & Operations
Mr. Lyons has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, specializing in the planning, construction, deployment and operations of undersea and terrestrial networks for both commercial and governmental applications.
Prior to joining Columbus/CWCin July of 2000, he worked as a Senior Technical Staff Member at AT&T Laboratories and as Senior Technical Director for AT&T Submarine Systems Inc., where he played an essential role in the development and deployment of a large part of the world’s undersea networks.
Mr. Lyons has worked with Columbus/CWC since its inception in 2000, and has played an indispensable management and technical role in the engineering, development, implementation and operation of the company and the ARCOS -1 Cable Network.
DENNIS G. WATERS
Vice President – Subsea Systems
Mr. Waters has more than 23 years of experience in the maritime industry and is the current Vice President of Subsea Systems for C&W Networks. He is responsible for the wet plant operations and maintenance of over 48,000 kilometers of submarine cable that connect 42 countries.
Mr. Waters joined Columbus/CWC in June 2000 after holding strategic positions in AT&T Submarine Systems Inc. and Tyco Submarine Systems, where he led the on-site development, construction and implementation of 10 submarine cable projects in over 30 countries worldwide.
He is a standing member of the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) and the North American Submarine Cable Association (NASCA).