SOURCE: Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications

November 01, 2016 09:00 ET

C&W Networks Partners With Juniper Networks to Obtain MEF CE 2.0 Certification

Partnership enables C&W Networks to implement more advanced connectivity using Juniper's MX Series Routers

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 1, 2016) - C&W Networks, a division of C&W 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) 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 expansive core fiber transmission networks and Ethernet managed platform are ready to meet the latest global carrier requirements, offering more scale and more reliable solutions to customers.

"Achieving this certification further demonstrates our commitment to provide carrier class Ethernet interconnectivity throughout the Caribbean and Latin America," said Paul Scott, President, C&W Networks. "Upgrading to the latest MEF CE 2.0 certification, we are able to precisely demonstrate the continued high performance, reliability, and network scalability, according to exacting standards our customers require, while also paving the way for future innovations and increased service quality."

Juniper Networks MX Series Routers have pioneered many routing innovations since its inception in 2006, including the introduction of the industry's highest capacity edge router with the MX2020 in 2012 and the first full-featured, carrier-grade virtual router with the vMX in 2014. The MX Series, powered by programmable Trio silicon and the Juniper Networks Junos software, gives customers investment protection and offers a network application development platform that enables Service Providers to launch new value-added services easily at the same time that, seamlessly integrates with evolving SDN and NFV solutions. To date, Juniper Networks has sold a MX Series router every hour since the series was unveiled in 2006.
"Juniper Networks MX Routers are present in 92% of the world's largest telecommunications companies and have been able to drive TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) reductions of over 49% on average," stated Manuel Terrero, Senior Sales Director, Juniper Networks CALA. "We are pleased to partner with C&W Networks to bring this CE 2.0 certified connectivity to their markets and customers."

About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. Our team co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks agility, performance and value. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook

Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo, Junos and QFabric are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About C&W Networks
C&W Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of C&W 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.