SOURCE: C&W Networks

C&W Networks

September 03, 2015 08:00 ET

C&W Networks Launching New Submarine Cable System: Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS)

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2015) - C&W Networks one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the Caribbean, announced today that Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) has completed the commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS). The 6000km submarine cable connects Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, Aruba, Curacao, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and then terminates in Jacksonville, Florida.

PCCS is owned by a group of five major telecommunications operators consisting of Cable & Wireless Communications, Setar, Telconet, Telefonica Global Solutions and United Telecommunication Services. "This is a very exciting development for the region as it further strengthens and expands the region's telecom infrastructure," said Paul Scott, President of C&W Networks.

With an ultimate design capacity of 80 Terabits-per-second, the PCCS submarine network dramatically boosts connectivity and substantially increases the availability of broadband services. PCCS is C&W Networks fourth international submarine cable landing in the USA, and its third in Florida. This new system further enhances C&W Networks' ongoing commitment for ecosystem diversity and industry leading network resiliency. PCCS is a state of the art, Multi-100 per second network with enormous scalability.

"We are very excited to be part of this new submarine cable system. It allows us to provide our carrier customers more traffic routing possibilities, ensuring complete geo-route diversity to the U.S. East Coast. Besides additional ring diversity, PCCS also provides a new, geographically diverse cable landing in the U.S. in Jacksonville, Florida, as an added layer of redundancy and network interconnection," said Scott.

C&W Networks - Company Profile
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. 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) and Antillas 1.

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About Cable & Wireless Communications:
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in the Caribbean and Latin America. 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. Through the acquisition of Columbus International Inc on 31 March 2015, C&W now delivers superior high-speed mobile data, broadband and TV/video services. It has leading market positions in Mobile, Fixed Line, Broadband and TV consumer offers.

Through its business division, C&W provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W has more than 7,500 employees serving over 6 million customers (Mobile 3.8m; Fixed Line 1.1m; TV 430k and Broadband 650k) as well as over 125k corporate clients and 225 wholesale customers across 42 countries. The Company'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. C&W 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' shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CWC. The company is headquartered in London with its operational hub located in Miami, within close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information visit: http://www.cwc.com