SOURCE: Cable and Wireless Communications

Cable and Wireless Communications

February 17, 2016 10:00 ET

C&W Business Awarded 2015 Mid-Market Partner of the Year by Avaya

Company Recognized as Top Channel Partner Americas International

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2016) - C&W Business, part of Cable & Wireless Communications, Plc (LSE: CWC), today announces it has been recognized by Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems and services, as the 2015 Mid-Market Partner of the Year Americas International. The company received the top channel partner award during Avaya's annual Executive Partner Forum event held in San Diego, California.

C&W Business received this award for its innovative solutions in delivering comprehensive and unified communications to meet customer needs across the Caribbean and Latin American region. C&W has been a recipient of a Mid-Market partnership award from Avaya for the past six years and has been Avaya's platinum Partner during this time, the highest partner status level in Avaya's Channel Relationship hierarchy.

"We are honoured to receive this award from Avaya and extremely proud about this recognition as we work hard in maintaining a highly qualified and certified team," said Daniel Peiretti, SVP Product Development, C&W Business. "We're looking forward to bringing new innovations to market and be the leader in unified communication solutions to help our small and medium sized customers across the Caribbean and Latin American region," added Peiretti.

C&W Business has a long tradition of bringing top-level services to customers and is the longest Platinum Certified Avaya Partner in the Caribbean and Latin American region. C&W Business currently has over 30,000 units installed and maintained in all segments and verticals in the region.

"We congratulate C&W Business for its well-deserved distinction as a 2015 Avaya Partner of the Year. We are pleased our channel partners not only see the value of Avaya's technology, but are highly effective at communicating that value to their end-customers. We celebrate our Partners of the Year for being true ambassadors of our technology and thank them for their continued support, dedication and laser focus on a customer-first approach," said Steve Biondi, vice president, Global Partner Organization, Avaya.

About Cable & Wireless Communications Plc
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in Latin America and the Caribbean. With annual sales of over US$2.4 billion, it operates both mobile and fixed networks, supported by submarine and terrestrial optical fibre backhaul capacity. CWC delivers superior high-speed mobile data, broadband and video services. It has leading market positions in Mobile, Fixed Line, Broadband and Video consumer offers. Through its business division, CWC provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

The Group also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fibre optic cable network that spans more than 48,000 km -- the most extensive in the region -- as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fibre providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity.

CWC has more than 7,300 employees serving 6.4 million customers (Mobile 4.1m; Fixed Line 1.1m; Video 470k and Broadband 690k) across 42 countries. The Group's leading brands include; LIME and Flow in the Caribbean; BTC in The Bahamas; Mas Movil in Panama; C&W Business and C&W Networks. CWC is the market leader in most products offered and territories served. It is a major contributor to local communities through its corporate social responsibility programmes.

Cable & Wireless Communications Plc's shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CWC. The Group is headquartered in London with its operational hub located in Miami, within close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America.

For more information visit: www.cwc.com.

About Avaya
Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible premises-based and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Development Platform enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. Avaya's fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit www.avaya.com

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