SOURCE: Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications

August 03, 2016 15:11 ET

C&W Networks at CANTO: Future-Proofing Caribbean Region by Driving Industry Innovation With Network Certifications

Group Receives MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certifications

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO--(Marketwired - Aug 3, 2016) -  C&W Networks, a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless Communications, (C&W), one of the largest full service communications and entertainment providers in the Caribbean and Latin America region, now part of Liberty Global (LiLAC Group), 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 have demonstrated our ability to meet the high performance, high reliability, and scalability standards required by our customers' demanding, business-critical interconnection. These certifications are a credit to our hardworking teams, and we are looking forward to being a critical part of the Caribbean and Latin American industry transition to agile and assured, interconnections. In short, we are future-proofing our industry leading network across the region, making it stronger, scalable and resilient for our customers," stated Paul Scott, President, C&W Networks.

"MEF congratulates C&W Networks for the company's outstanding achievement in receiving CE 2.0 certification across the full range of services," said Nan Chen, President of MEF. "The company has demonstrated not only the ability to offer the highest level of standardized, interoperable services, but has also created the high-performance foundation for future service innovation for years to come." 

C&W Networks is a wholesale telecommunications service provider that offers broadband, IP capacity and a growing portfolio of managed services and integrated solutions 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, fibre-optic network throughout the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region along with the most comprehensive fully meshed MPLS network in the region.

Visit us at CANTO
C&W Networks will be a major participant during the CANTO 32nd Annual Telecom Conference & Trade Exhibition, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino. Please visit us at booth No. 33 & 34.

About C&W Networks
C&W Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cable & Wireless Communications and a wholesale telecommunications service provider that offers broadband, IP capacity and a growing portfolio of managed services and integrated solutions 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 fibre-optic network throughout the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region along with the most comprehensive fully meshed MPLS network in the region. Reaching 42 countries, the company's fully protected ringed submarine fibre optic network spans more than 48,000km. 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 Fibre system, Caribbean-Bermuda U.S (CBUS), Americas II, Gemini Bermuda, Pan America (PAN-AM), Antillas 1 and Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS). For more information, visit: www.cwnetworks.com.

About C&W Communications
CWC 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, CWC provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

CWC also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network -- the most extensive in the region -- in over 30 markets.

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. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our customers who subscribe to over 59 million1 television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over ten million1 mobile subscribers and offer Wi-Fi service across six million access points.

Liberty Global's businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA) (NASDAQ: LBTYB) and (NASDAQ: LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA) and (NASDAQ: LILAK) (OTC PINK: LILAB), which consists of our 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 LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a submarine fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets.

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

Footnote1: Subscriber statistics for Liberty Global (including the LiLAC Group) and CWC are as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively, and are based on each entity's subscriber counting policies. CWC's subscriber counting policies may differ from those of Liberty Global. Accordingly, the combined subscriber statistics are not necessarily indicative of the actual number of subscribers to be reported by the combined operations once CWC conforms to Liberty Global's subscriber counting policies.