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Cable and Wireless Communications

Cable and Wireless Communications

August 06, 2015 11:45 ET

Cable & Wireless Communications Certified as Master Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed Services Provider

The Certification Is Extensive to All Business Units Including LIME, BTC and Cable & Wireless Panama

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2015) -  Cable & Wireless Communications announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider designation with the introduction of Cisco Powered™ MPLS VPN and Cisco Powered Metro Ethernet. This certification by Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) recognizes C&W Communications (LIME, BTC and C&W Panama) as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and/or managed services. To be able to offer these services as Cisco Powered Services, C&W Communications needed to complete a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security and support. 

The Master Service Provider designation also recognizes C&W Communications' investment and commitment to providing cloud and managed services at Cisco's highest standards. The shared goal is to help businesses and organizations realize faster time to value.

"We are honored to have achieved this important certification from Cisco which reaffirms our focus on providing premium ICT products and solutions to Businesses and Governments in the 26 markets of Latin America and the Caribbean where we operate. With our proven network and our evolving fabric of data centers that represent the foundation for cloud, IT, and everything as a service solutions in our region, our main objective is to offer our customers an uneventful Customer Experience," said John Maduri, EVP and President, C&W Business.

The partnership between C&W Communications and Cisco extends into the marketplace as well. Cisco will provide numerous financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of presence. Cisco will also actively sell C&W Communications' cloud services that are Cisco Powered through its own sales channels. In addition, C&W Communications and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.

About Cable & Wireless Communications:
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in the Caribbean and Latin America. With annual sales of over $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, CWC 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, CWC provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers. 

The company also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fibre optic cable network that spans more than 42,000 km -- the most extensive in the region -- as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fibre providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity.

CWC 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 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. CWC 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

About the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP):
CMSP helps Cisco partners to envision, build, market, and sell their cloud and managed services. The program offers partners access to an elite level of expertise, business acceleration tools and services, sales training, and presence in the Cisco Cloud Marketplace. Financial benefits include global discounts and incentives to help maximize profitability, build customer loyalty, and differentiate a partner's cloud and managed services offerings. Three program levels give partners a flexible framework for business growth and the acquisition of new revenue streams.

About Cisco Powered: Cisco Powered is the industry standard for cloud and managed services. Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimize technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. To ensure enterprise-class service, security, and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions. As the power behind the cloud, Cisco Powered services enable organizations to connect with confidence while achieving faster time-to-value, experiencing assured performance, and leveraging ongoing innovation built on open standards.

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