Aiming to become the world’s largest cable company, Liberty Global has made several acquisitions in the recent years. These acquisitions include the UK’s Virgin Media, Dutch cable operator Ziggo NV, Ireland’s TV3, the cable channel ITV and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Liberty Global operates in 14 countries, serving 27 million customers who subscribe to more than 56 million television services, broadband Internet and telephone communication services. Liberty Global retains a mobile subscriber base of five million customers and offers Wi-Fi across more than five million access points.
In May 2016, the company acquired Cable & Wireless Communications PLC (CWC), a move that has allowed Liberty to expand its activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the wake of the acquisition, C&W Networks has expanded its portfolio by adding new terrestrial and subsea telecommunications networks. These changes have helped the company emerge as a telecommunications provider with more than 10 million video, broadband and fixed mobile telecommunication subscribers.
By joining with Liberty, C&W Networks has established itself as a leader in the territories in which it operates. C&W Networks has expanded its capabilities, special services and strengthening its broadband, IP, Ethernet and MPLS solutions. C&W Networks—with a network that stretches across 42 countries in the Pan-Caribbean, Andean, Mexico, Central American and North American regions—will receive greater resources and support to better meet the needs of its customers.
C&W’s network contains more than 48,000 km of subsea fiber and almost 38,000 km of terrestrial fiber and coaxial terrestrial network. The network provides route diversity in the United States with multiple cable landings in Florida and New York. In addition, it offers the following: capacity on demand; dedicated broadband IP access through a carrier class IP overlay network; carrier Ethernet and carrier MPLS; a fully meshed MPLS network; redundant connectivity for greater security and protection; end-to-end solutions with a single point of contact; easy, simple, and direct customer fulfillment; increased network routing options; a carrier class network operations center (NOC), with around-the-clock, multi-language support; and a primary and secondary backup NOC .
C&W Networks has the capacity to meet the entire region’s broadband access goals by providing greater reliability and scalability. The markets in which it operates have experienced a revolution owing recognition to the high-capacity technology solutions that the company provides. Thanks to the acquisition of Liberty Global, C&W Network’s services will be further enhanced to better serve the customers.