From left to right) Peter Collins, Executive Vice President of Operations, C&W Networks and Robert Boreel, International Accounts Director Voice, Liberty Global, October 25, 2017, in London.
News Americas, MIAMI, Mon. Nov. 13, 2017: C&W Networks, a division of C&W Communications (C&W) and a Liberty Global company (LiLAC Group), which owns and operates the largest state-of-the-art subsea multi-ring fibre-optic in the Caribbean and Latin America won two significant awards on October 25 at the 13th Global Carrier Awards in London. A four-time consecutive past winner of Best Caribbean Carrier Award, C&W won the new and expanded award of Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier and took top billing as Best Strategic Acquisition.
A jury comprising of telecoms analysts, industry experts and the senior editorial team of Capacity Media recognized C&W Networks as best wholesale carrier in Latin America from a selection of major international players.
“We are honored to receive these two significant awards this year,” said Paul Scott, President of C&W LATAM and Wholesale. “Being recognized as Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier is a testament of the best in class network that we operate and affirms our unwavering commitment to our customers across the Caribbean and Latin America. We are also especially pleased to be recognized as Best Strategic Acquisition as this further demonstrates our commitment to facilitate growth in the region.”
C&W Networks operates the most technologically advanced and extensive broadband network in the Caribbean and Latin America, serving 250 global, regional and international carriers, TV cable companies, Internet Service Providers and Network Integrators. The company’s infrastructure has been consistently recognized as ‘Best in Class’ and includes more than 50,000 kilometers and 60 sub-sea cable stations, combined with extensive terrestrial fiber across the region with a fully meshed MPLS overlay fabric. With multiple Network Operation Centers, the Company provides single-point, end-to-end, 24/7/365, multilingual, direct contact communications across the region.
The Global Carrier Awards are considered among the most prestigious in the wholesale telecoms industry. The awards celebrate innovation, excellence and vision and setting the benchmark for performance throughout the marketplace. This year’s submissions attracted a record number of over 225 entries.
For more information on the Global Carrier Awards 2017 please visit www.capacitymedia.com/Global-Carrier-Awards.
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 state-of-the-art 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 50,000 kilometers 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 that 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.
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 over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.
Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) and (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Link: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, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.
For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.