SOURCE: Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications

July 21, 2016 09:00 ET

C&W Networks Selects Cologix to Unlock Traditional Connections Between North and South America

Cologix's Data Center Is the Only Location in Jacksonville to Enable Access to All of the Subsea Cable Networks

DENVER, CO and JACKSONVILLE, FL and MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2016) - Cologix™, a network neutral interconnection and data center company, announced today that 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, has invested in the most advanced data center in its region by deploying a Point of Presence (PoP) in Cologix's JAX1 data center in Jacksonville (Florida) to further enhance C&W Networks' ongoing commitment in offering customers multiple routes for their traffic ecosystem and a robust industry leading network. Through their deployment in Cologix's Meet-Me-Room, C&W Networks can connect peers and customers to both their subsea and terrestrial networks. Last year, C&W Networks announced it was a member of the Pacific and Caribbean Cable System (PCCS) operating a 3,700 mile subsea cable system with its landing in the United States directly in Jacksonville. The submarine cable connects Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Ecuador, Panama, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands and Tortola, and then terminates in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Cologix operates the most connected data center and the Meet-Me-Room (JAX1) in the 421 W. Church carrier hotel. Cologix's JAX1 facility offers connectivity to 30+ LECS, MSOs, backbone networks, regional fiber networks, long haul dark fiber network, ISPs, content providers and cloud service providers. Cologix recently connected JAX1 to its enterprise grade data center at 4800 Spring Park Rd, JAX2, via a diverse dark fiber ring. The combined data center platform provides networks direct access to the largest and growing set of enterprises in the region and significant space and power capacity for growth. 

"Jacksonville is gaining a reputation as one of the key peering and interconnection points in North America providing cross-border opportunities and diversity which are important in network design. Our customers are recognizing that Jacksonville is part of another regional alternative for traffic between North and South America. We are very proud to be the central and only hub in the region connecting all of the subsea cables and major network providers to each other," stated Graham Williams, chief operating officer, Cologix. 

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.

"PCCS is our fourth international submarine cable landing in the United States and our third in Florida," stated Paul Scott, President of C&W Networks. The deployment through Cologix in Jacksonville enables us to offer even greater route diversity, redundancy and interconnection to our customers which further enables their business to expand and grow. Mr. Scott further states that "The Cologix facility provides us an ideal exchange and peering platform that is strategically diverse from our established gateways in South Florida and the Caribbean."

About Cologix Inc.
Cologix Inc. is a network-neutral interconnection and colocation data center company headquartered in Denver. Cologix provides scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services. Cologix operates densely connected, strategically located facilities in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, Northern New Jersey, Toronto and Vancouver. With more than 450+ network choices and 24 prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 1,600 carrier, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. The company's experienced local service teams are committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local customer support. To arrange a tour of the center closest to you, contact us at sales@cologix.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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) (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 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.

Footnote 1: 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.