SOURCE: Cable and Wireless Communications

Cable and Wireless Communications

July 10, 2015 17:08 ET

Cable & Wireless Obtains TV Licence in Anguilla

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2015) - Cable and Wireless Communications (C&W) which now operates Flow, the Caribbean's leading communications service provider, today announced that it has secured the broadcast licence to operate TV service in Anguilla.

John Reid, President, C&W's Consumer Group said, "This is welcome news for our customers in Anguilla. Our successful merger with Columbus International Inc has facilitated the acceleration of our expanded portfolio from triple play to market leading quad play services."

Reid also said, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce the most advanced digital TV technology available today to the people of Anguilla. Our Advanced Video Service (AVS) provides state-of-the-art High Definition TV, Personal Cloud Video Recorder, parental control and allows viewers to watch TV on the go with the Flow To-Go app."

According to the Consumer Group President, "The planned launch of this advanced video service in Anguilla will provide our viewers with the region's best TV experience and is set to transform the way people watch TV. It will be TV on demand, whenever, wherever and how the viewer wishes. Our ambition is to be number one with customers, and delivering world-class customer experiences is what we are all about."

Dubbed, "TV you can control," Advanced Video Services is an extraordinary High Definition visual experience with over 60 HD channels available at no extra cost.

AVS allows customers to:

  • Restart TV programmes from the beginning
  • Record all their favourite shows using the new Cloud Video recorder feature
  • Watch new blockbuster movies from the comfort of their homes with our Video OnDemand service
  • Monitor content via Advanced Parental controls
  • Access TV on the go through our Flow ToGo smartphone application

Commenting on the approval of the TV licence and soon to be announced launch of TV services, Anguilla Country Manager, Matthieu Dion said, "Anguillans will benefit from the best content, service features and the most flexible options -- all accessible at home or on the go. All this is just a taste of the many innovations to come. We will deliver Anguilla's best TV service across the most advanced network, ensuring our customers experience the great services they so richly deserve."

C&W will commence delivery of TV service in Anguilla by the end of the year.

In 2014, C&W embarked on a US$7.4M network upgrade investment programme for Anguilla, as part of a wider regional investment strategy, called Project Marlin.

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