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SHELTERBOX, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NAMED AS FIRST PARTNERS OF THE CABLE & WIRELESS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

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MIAMI, FL – September 27, 2017 C&W Communications (C&W), a Liberty Global company, today announced the first two partner organizations – ShelterBox and Rotary International1 – of the newly formed Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to execute immediate relief and recovery activities in the countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

ShelterBox, an international disaster relief charity specializing in providing emergency shelter for vulnerable families who have lost everything after natural disasters and conflicts; and Rotary International, a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities across the globe, will use the Foundation’s funding to continue and accelerate efforts to improve conditions on the ground in impacted territories. The partnerships follow the recent announcement of C&W to establish a regional Foundation with initial funding of $500,000 to focus urgent humanitarian relief and eventually broader recovery efforts in Anguilla, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Speaking on the new alliance, Chris Warham, Chief Executive of ShelterBox, said: “At ShelterBox, we are impatient to help the most vulnerable families who have lost everything in the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our partnership with Cable & Wireless will play a vital role in ensuring that we can provide essential emergency shelter and tools to the worst affected communities, giving families the hope and power to recover and begin the journey of rebuilding their lives.”

Among the specially-sourced equipment packed into its distinctive green boxes, ShelterBox also provides tents tested in extreme weather, solar lighting for when power is down, water filtration to combat disease, and items to keep families warm and able to cook together. The charity also distributes kits to help people repair their damaged properties, clear ground, and to waterproof roofs.

Rotary International is no stranger to the region, as they span 29 countries and 37 islands in the Caribbean. Through community projects, they solve real problems with commitment and vision. Rotary members use their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. In this instance, Rotary is bringing its members together from across the Caribbean to help roll out programmes to address both immediate relief efforts as well as longer term recovery initiatives.

“This partnership with Cable & Wireless is critical to the success of our various relief initiatives in the region.  We are currently finalizing relief plans to ensure immediate relief reaches those most in need; our primary focus will however be on sustainable, long-term recovery efforts through our Rotary Clubs and members in the communities affected, following detailed needs assessments carried out by our local coordinator teams on the ground. We want to thank Cable & Wireless for its commitment and funding drive across the region,” said Jeremy Hurst, Chairman of Rotary International District 7020’s Hurricane Relief and Recovery Committee.

Cable & Wireless will continue to expand its partner network as the region’s rebuild and recovery needs are developed. Initial efforts will focus on support that gives people and communities who have lost homes, livelihoods and even family, the practical aid, hope, and support to help rebuild their lives.  “Rebuilding and recovery from these devastating hurricanes is going to take a concerted and coordinated effort from all of those who can help”, said John Reid, CEO of Cable & Wireless.  “We’re thrilled that ShelterBox and Rotary, with their expertise and passion for relief deployment, have joined as inaugural partners of the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation. The aim of the Foundation is to make an immediate difference in the lives of those affected by disaster, and with ShelterBox and Rotary as partners, I am confident that we can continue doing just that.”

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1District 7020 and 7030

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About C&W Communications

C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global

Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Liberty Global invests in the infrastructure that empowers its customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Liberty Global’s scale and commitment to innovation enables it to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect its 25 million customers who subscribe to 51 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. Liberty Global also serves over 10 million mobile subscribers and offers Wi-Fi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) for its European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), which consists of its operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a subsea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

About ShelterBox

ShelterBox is a global organization made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital.

When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.

We do things differently. We were born different. We started life as a small organization in the UK and have grown to make a big impact across the world. We don’t follow the crowd – we’ve carved our own path that leads straight to the families we support.

About Rotary

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Rotary’s District 7020 spans 1 country and 16 islands in the northern Caribbean; Rotary’s District 7030 spans 3 countries and 14 islands in the southern Caribbean.

About ShelterBox and Rotary partnership

ShelterBox and Rotary have been official Project Partners for five years, but have worked closely together for over 16 years, as one of the world’s most effective humanitarian collaborations. Together, they provide lifesaving assistance to millions of people who have lost their homes through conflict and natural disasters.

ShelterBox began in 2000 as a Cornish Rotary Club’s millennium project. With Rotarian’s at its heart, ShelterBox has grown to become a major force in humanitarian aid and a world-leading expert in emergency shelter. Rotarians and Rotary groups in the UK and globally support ShelterBox in a range of essential ways, from raising vital money and awareness at home, to helping hand-deliver the charity’s emergency aid to families in desperate need across the world. Together, ShelterBox and Rotary cross boundaries and cut through red tape to reach even the most remote communities.

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C&W Networks at the largest carrier event in Europe

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This year, C&W Networks will be attending Capacity Europe, the largest annual meeting in Europe for the global carrier community. The event will be taking place on October 24th – 26th in London, UK.

The Old Smoke city will host the event that unites voice & data businesses to purchase & sell annual trading agreements and offers new partnership opportunities with OTTs, content and cloud providers, data centers, IXPs and ISPs.

Capacity Europe will bring together over 2000+senior-level attendees of 600+ companies from across 85+ countries. Offering over 100+ meeting rooms, access to the most important customers driving next generation carrier services, 60+ meeting tables for smaller businesses and the opportunity to gain face to face time with decision makers that will provide you with insight on future market trends in the carrier industry, IoT, SDN, network security, cloud and content delivery.

In addition to the conferences and trade exhibitions, The Global Carrier Awards 2017 will continue to take place during Capacity Europe 2017. Don’t miss out on catching up with all your clients at the Global Carrier Awards 2017.

Join us at Capacity Europe 2017 and let´s stay connected!

C&W: exploring growth opportunities in Central America and the Andean region

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C&W will be attending the 9th version of Capacity Central America & Andean conference. The event will be taking place next 11th and 12th of October in Bogotá, Colombia.

This year, October 11th and 12th, Bogotá will host the  Capacity Central America & Andean conference, during which over 300 C-Level executives across the Central American & Andean telecom communities will come together to discuss the latest market developments, share industry insights, network with clients and build new connections. C&W Networks is excited to be the event’s Platinum Sponsor.

Some of the main topics at the event this year will be:

  • The impact of the latest regulatory developments,
  • New ways to explore growth opportunities in the region
  • Ways to close the coverage gap in Central America
  • Reaping benefits from OTT market
  • Analyzing internet user behavior and next-gen telecom trends

Take advantage of an agenda that has been developed to connect with the Central American and Andean wholesale communities, to network with a select group of 300+ local and international senior level executives from over 20 countries and to keep up to date with the latest industry developments from experts who are at the forefront of the telecommunications sector.

Be part of this experience and join us in our booth!

General Notification- Hurricane Irma

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Dear Valued Customer,

Cable and Wireless has been following closely the current weather conditions particularly with respects to hurricane Irma located approximately 270 miles east of Antigua with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph.

Irma is forecasted to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days and hurricane warnings are in effect for Antigua, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis, Saint Martin, British Virgin Islands.

In response to the above we have initiated provisions within our facilities to ensure that services remain uninterrupted and are taking all the necessary actions to prepare and protect our network facilities should there be any hurricane related impact.

In addition to our preparations above, we will be conducting extensive monitoring of our infrastructure to ensure that the environment is in an optimal state. Resources will also be on standby to address any issue that may arise.

Provided for your reference are our escalation contacts should you need to reach us.

We wish to assure you that we will be working assiduously to ensure there is minimum impact to your services and hope that your colleagues, family and friends remain safe.

Warm Regards,

C&W

 

C&W Networks embracing Third Network Vision at MEF17

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C&W Networks will be attending MEF17, the premier global networking event focused on Third Network connectivity and cloud services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world.  The event will be taking place on November 13th– 16th 2017 in Orlando, US.

 

MEF17 will bring together a global array of 120+ CE, LSO, SDN, NFV, and Cloud expert speakers to contribute to the event’s program and networking opportunities. The MEF17 program and special activities are designed to appeal to executives and other senior experts from communication and cloud service providers; enterprises; government organizations; network technology suppliers; industry standards and open source organizations; analyst firms; the press; and others.

MEF17 uniquely empowers industry stakeholders with high-quality content, extraordinary peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and live demonstrations of cutting-edge services and technologies.

This year’s event will include a 4-day conference program with World-class Plenaries, Sessions, and MEF Workshops; the 4th Proof of Concept Showcase; a vibrant Networking Hall; the 6th LSO Hackathon; an enhanced Global Media Hub; UNITE Partner participation; and the new MEF Awards Party and Third Network Professional Certification Training and Exam.

As a sponsor, C&W will be at the event sharing our expertise in networks, broadband and IP capacity services.

¡We look forward to seeing you there!

We’re reinventing businesses at Andicom 2017

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C&W is looking forward to seeing you at most important ICT Congress in Latin America. This year, August 23-25, Andicom is coming to Cartagena, Colombia with the theme “Reinventing your business: transformation is now!”

Andicom 2017 invites stakeholders and decision makers to bring the future to their businesses. The goal of this year’s event is to identify and analyze key elements of digital transformation and address one of the most important IT challenges: constant evolution in consumer behavior.

The Congress will explore the possibilities of merging different IT solutions with the ever-growing technology that is transforming the way industries are doing businesses.

The main talking points on the agenda will be:

  • Productive ecosystem: the core of transformation
  • Digital technologies that boost innovation in Business
  • An economy that demands transformation

This year’s event seeks to connect IT offer and demand of solutions and is expected to have:

  • More than 2,800 visitors
  • More than 900 stakeholders.
  • 100% networking activities.
  • More than 120 exhibit areas
  • Visitors from 25 countries
  • More than 50 academic sessions
  • 4 main initiatives: IT Social, IT 4.0 Clusters and ICT

Join us at Andicom 2017 and let’s transform the future together!

C&W communications in the vanguard of pre-5g testing in the CARIBBEAN

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Field trial of LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) technology in Antigua and Barbuda, sets groundwork for next generation of transformative technologies

 PUNTA CANA, DR – July 17, 2017 – At the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition, John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W), announced that C&W has completed a groundbreaking pre-5G (fifth generation wireless broadband technology) trial in Antigua. Once installed, Antigua will be the first country in the region with the most advanced pre-5G network, delivering download peak speeds of up to 800 Mbps. In the trial’s next phase, the Company expects to test a 5G prototype reaching 2 to 5 Gbps peak speeds, which will have a profound positive impact on the island.

The announcement came as part of Reid’s keynote address today to prominent Caribbean officials at the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition in the Dominican Republic. “These are exciting times for C&W Communications, as we continue to invest and develop more pioneering innovations to meet the needs of our customers and enable growth in the region through transformative technology,” said Reid. “This pre-5G trial in the Caribbean, is a significant step towards the evolution of C&W’s mobile networks across the region to 5G, and providing Gigabit speeds to our customers in Antigua,” he continued.

C&W’s pre-5G technology trial, a combined effort with parent company Liberty Global, is based on LTE Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro), the latest LTE evolution, that delivers lower latency, more capacity and improved reliability for customers. This translates into a faster mobile internet experience where customers can better participate in advanced technology such as richer video experience and new apps.

In early October, the Company will further test a 5G prototype network designed to deliver wireless data connections above 2 Gbps. If the trials are successful, and the business case favorable, the Company plans to invest another $5 million in Antigua alone to significantly upgrade the wireless infrastructure there. C&W has invested $1.5 billion in the region over the last three years.

5G is a new set of standards beyond traditional 4G/LTE technologies. This set of standards will allow operators to deliver wireless data connections above 1 Gbps and to enable the Internet of Things (IoT). C&W’s pre-5G trial and 5G prototype trials are part of a partnership with Ericsson, who will provide the equipment and software in Antigua and across the Caribbean.

Dominican Republic

Canto 33rd Annual Conference 2017: A new perspective for ICT

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Once again, C&W will be attending this year´s edition of Canto, one of the most important events of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in the Caribbean Region and the Americas.  The event will be taking place on July 16th-19th, 2017 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and we’ll be attending as an associate sponsor.

 

Canto event has become a leading authority in all themes related with information, communication and technology in the Caribbean Region and the Americas. The event´s goal is to influence the innovation and development of ICT solutions for the benefit of members by developing, navigating and leveraging relationships with all stakeholders.

This year´s theme is “Re-imagining ICT as a tool for National Growth and Development”. The conference will drive this discussion as the speakers highlight the challenges facing the regional ICT and Telecommunications sector and solutions to these challenges. As the voice of the industry, CANTO is committed to facilitating dialogue and collaboration between all the stakeholders in the region.

The event´s goal for this edition, is for the stakeholders to encourage creators, developers and consumers to take advantage of the dynamism of ICTs and expand their thought process to view all possibilities. Canto´s also aim to encourage discourse amongst its membership to reimagine ICT in all its different spheres to reap benefits which would promote national growth and development.

As a platinum sponsor, we will be at the Trade Exhibition showing our expertise in telecommunication integrated solutions. We look forward to meeting with all our regional clients there. Visit us at the 27th-28th booth.

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C&W Networks at the ITW

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C&W was part of the most important event for the global wholesale telecoms industry, the ITW (International Telecoms Week) in Chicago, the past 14th-17th of May.

This event has become the ideal platform for developing business networking among industry leaders and key decision makers from all over the world. As part of one of the biggest industry players- Liberty Global- we want to share some of our company highlights presented by our business division leaders at the last edition of ITW.

C&W NETWORKS WINS WORLDWIDE INNOVATION AWARD FOR WHOLESALE SERVICE

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First-time recognition for leading the industry’s most innovative and successful project partnerships between operators and vendors

C&W Networks, part  of C&W Communications (C&W), was recently recognized for outstanding industry leadership in wholesale service innovation as it won the Wholesale Service Innovation worldwide award category in the Global Telecom Business (GTB) Telecoms Innovation Awards 2017 in London. Read More