C&W confirms John Reid as CEO

John Reid, CEO, C&W Communications. Photo courtesy C&W John Reid has been confirmed as Chief Executive Officer of C&W Communications effective November 7, 2016. C&W serves 18 countries and is one of the largest full service telecommunications and entertainment providers in the Caribbean and Latin America. The Company was recently acquired by Liberty Global plc, the […]

Liberty Global partners with Netflix

Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable TV and broadband company, today revealed a multi-year partnership with Netflix Inc. which will lead to Netflix’s content being made available to Liberty Global video customers across more than 30 countries around the world. The launch of the Netflix service on Liberty Global’s advanced digital television platforms […]

Reid talks Liberty at CANTO

Above: John Reid, CEO C&W Communications and Manuel Kohnstamm SVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Liberty Global. Photo courtesy Columbus. Speaking to over 300 delegates at the Ministerial Roundtable at the recently held 32nd Annual CANTO 2016 Conference and Trade Exhibition, John Reid, acting CEO C&W Communications, said that Liberty offers C&W even greater potential to become a […]

Give me Liberty

 Above: Wendy McDonald, Director of Communcations and Stakeholder Relations for Flow, manages the teleconference call announcing the acquisition of CWC. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1042 for May 24, 2016 On Monday last week, another seismic shift in the local telecommunications industry happened. In a quiet room at Flow’s Port of Spain office, yet another name […]

Liberty Global to buy CWC for $5.3 billion

Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK) and Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (“CWC”) (LSE: CWC) today announced via press release a recommended offer (the “Offer”) by Liberty Global for all outstanding and to be issued shares of CWC. Pursuant to the Offer, Liberty Global would acquire CWC for shares […]

Dehring’s departure

Above: Chris Dehring. Photo courtesy CWC. Cable & Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC) announced recently that Chris Dehring, Chairman of LIME Jamaica and a member of the senior executive team, has decided to return to entrepreneurship after six transformative years with the Company, effective September 30, 2015. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the management […]

Flow announces broadband upgrades

Telecommunications Company Flow announced recently that most residential broadband customers will receive a speed upgrade to their current packages at no extra cost to them. Brian Collins, Managing Director for Flow Trinidad said about the upgrade, “Our customers know that we are always working to improve the quality of our service while keeping our prices competitive, […]

C&W to broadcast in Anguilla

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 […]

Columbus hosts disaster recovery workshop

Columbus Business Solutions (CBS), the business to business unit of Cable & Wireless Communications, partnered with Geminare to host a Breakfast Workshop on Columbus’s Cloud Disaster Recovery as a Service Solution at the Carlton Savannah on  June 30, 2015. At the workshop CBS presented their Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution for businesses which […]

The vexing issue of OTT VoIP in the Caribbean

This opinion was originally published on Shiva Bissessar’ blog. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (TATT) held their 21st ICT open forum on 18th June 2015 posing the question “Should Over The Top Services Be Regulated” to the three regulatory heads of the regional mobile providers […]

Getting into over the top

BitDepth#994 for June 23, 2015 It proved to be one of the Telecommunications Authority’s more heated consultations, but for once, the fire wasn’t coming from the floor. Gathered in one room were representatives of TATT, Digicel, TSTT and Columbus Communications to discuss the ticklish matter of what people do with their Internet connections. Digicel, which […]

Stanching the Flow

BitDepth#988 for May 12, 2015 . A couple of months ago, Flow kindly switched me to their new Advanced Video Services, a suite of IP based technologies designed to launch the company’s cable TV offerings fully into the 21st century, giving me a month to test the service before asking me to choose my package. […]