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Capacity Latam 2017: Transforming the Telecommunications Industry

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C&W Networks will be taking part in this year’s Capacity Latam Conference, the most important event for the wholesale telecommunications industry in Latin America.  On March 28 and 29, we’ll be attending this prestigious event in Rio de Janeiro as an associate sponsor. We’re eager to engage with other telecom professionals and discuss the major trends in our industry. Over the years, Capacity Latam has evolved into a can’t-miss opportunity for decision makers active in the region’s wholesale telecommunications community. C&W Networks’ senior-level executives will be representing the company and presenting the benefits of working with the company that has established itself as a leader in Latin America, a position further strengthened following its acquisition by Liberty Global. Conference attendees will get a firsthand look at the company’s latest solutions and the technologies we’ll be focusing on this year. They’ll see why C&W is among the best in the industry,…

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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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C&W Networks Expands Capabilities via Point-of-Presence in Jacksonville, Florida

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C&W Networks today announced that it has expanded its reach with the integration of the recently activated, state-of-the-art Point-of-Presence (POP) node at the Jacksonville, Florida Network Access Point (NAP) known as Jax NAP. The expansion of C&W Networks’ capacity is part of its overall strategy to deliver advanced connectivity through a wide range of interconnect options to terrestrial networks and other international carriers located in the Jax NAP facility. With the unlimited carrier access the Jax NAP provides its customers, C&W Networks will further enhance its position among the top tier players across the fast-growing region of the Caribbean, Central and South American markets. “The interconnection between multiple telecommunication carriers creates a diverse but neutral environment that allows seamless connectivity to fulfill our customer’ objectives,” said Paul Scott, President of C&W Networks. “We are very excited about this project — the level of investment not only ensures we are ready…

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C&W Networks and Te Subcom Extend Pan-Caribbean Partnership To Provide Capacity Upgrades

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C&W Networks is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE:TEL) company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, to complete an immediate upgrade to the ECLink (Trinidad-Curacao) system. ECLink is the latest regional system within C&W Networks’ 48,000 km of subsea fiber to receive an upgrade to its capacity using TE SubCom technology. The agreement upholds TE SubCom’s presence in the Caribbean and extends its 15-year-long relationship with C&W Networks. Highlights / Key Facts ECLink Upgrade Built in 2007 by TE SubCom, ECLink is a 938 km regional undersea cable system connecting Trinidad and Curacao. The upgraded system will be designed to accommodate five 100 Gb plug-and-play wavelengths and will have two 100 Gb wavelengths activated. The plug-and-play design enables cable station personnel to easily install and provision the transceiver to efficiently provide additional capacity and meet consistently growing customer…

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C&W Networks Nominated Again

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The third time is not a charm for C&W Networks. Further to being awarded for third consecutive year as Best Caribbean Wholesale Carrier by Capacity Magazine, the Company continues to claim leadership and this year is pursuing a fourth recognition from the entity. The road has not been easy. Nomination calls for several red tape steps that company had to follow.  However, it’s been worth it, and C&W Networks is again among nominees for the 2016 award edition. It’s important to highlight how much these awards mean for all telecommunications companies, as well as the acknowledgements involved: innovation, vision, and excellence at the global and regional wholesale segment.  Awards will be judged by a panel of independent telecommunications, industry-expert analysts, and part of Capacity Magazine team. Summing up, this has been another remarkably successful year for C&W Networks, not only for its increased revenue and profitability, but for its extended…

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C&W Networks At Canto: Future-Proofing Caribbean Region By Driving Industry Innovation With Network Certifications

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C&W Networks is pleased to announce that it has received the MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) industry standard certification for E-LINE, E-LAN, E-TREE and E-ACCESS services. The industry certifications represent a milestone for C&W Networks, further accelerating its ability to deliver a more dynamic and customized Ethernet portfolio of services to many more locations across the Caribbean and Latin America region. Also, the certifications make C&W’s carrier-grade fibre networks world-class and ready to meet the latest global carrier requirements, offering more scale and more reliable solutions to customers across the Caribbean and Latin American region. C&W Networks passed a very rigorous testing process covering a full set of requirements including performance and bandwidth profiles. Compliance testing and certification was performed by independent MEF assessment and conformity body, Iometrix. The certifications allow C&W Networks to offer the highest standards of interoperable interconnection, management and performance. “By becoming MEF CE 2.0 certified, we…

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