SOURCE: Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications

September 28, 2016 09:00 ET

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

Better Customer Support, More Advanced Connectivity via the State-of-the-Art Node

DENVER, CO and JACKSONVILLE, FL and MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2016) - C&W Networks, a division of Cable & Wireless Communications, (C&W), one of the largest full service communications and entertainment providers in the Caribbean and Latin American region, now part of Liberty Global (LiLAC Group), 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 to meet our customers' growing demands, but it also allows us to provide true 'on-net' services from any point within the C&W Networks global reach."

C&W Networks has deployed a fully operational facility at the Jax NAP to provide expansive connectivity from its submarine networks including the Pacific Caribbean Cable System ("PCCS"), Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1), and Colombia-Florida Express (CFX-1). With over 21 different carriers and eight unique data centers at the Jax NAP facility, C&W Networks can enable customers with traditional transport services such as synchronous digital hierarchy/synchronous optical networking (SDH/SONET), and a variety of services including IP, MPLS, colocation space, and disaster recovery.

"Working with the team at C&W Networks has been a pleasure," said Luke Leonaitis, Senior Partner of the Jax NAP. "To have an international player of their breadth, with coverage of more than 40 countries, brings a great deal of value to the NAP and to Jacksonville's emergence as a go-to place for customers in the Caribbean, Central and South America with interconnect and bandwidth needs. We look forward to advancing our relationship with C&W Networks and by extension, their affiliated companies in the broader Liberty Global group in providing world-class interconnect facility here at the Jax NAP."

From subsea fiber connectivity to fully integrated disaster recovery suites located within the Jax NAP facility, this new POP provides a wide range of colocation and telecommunication amenities to businesses of all shapes and sizes. The 700-square-foot node employs state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide the ultimate in-network availability. This includes system redundancy on all levels including commercial alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) battery plant power, fiber connectivity, HVAC, BMS/Access/Security Systems, and chemical fire suppression, all controlled and monitored 24x7 by C&W Networks Network Operations Center (NOC) in Miami.

About Jax NAP
Independently owned and operated, the Jax NAP located in Downtown Jacksonville hosts a variety of independent colocation data centers, network POPs, and subsea fiber providers and is the main access point, just behind Miami, in the Florida market, boosting connectivity and redundancy for the entire Southeast region. As home to 21 different fiber providers and eight on-site data center facilities, the 240,000-square-foot facility provides data and connectivity solutions for businesses and organizations within the Northeast Florida footprint - as well as enterprises at the national and international level - including large-scale colocation, critical infrastructure facilities, and hardened disaster recovery.

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. Connecting over 40 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
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. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enables us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our 29 million customers who subscribe to over 59 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve 11 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across seven million access points.

Liberty Global's businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA) (NASDAQ: LBTYB) (NASDAQ: LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA) (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 Movil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a subsea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets.

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