CWC releases preliminary Q2 2016/17 results

Cable & Wireless Communications Limited (“CWC”) is the leading telecommunications operator in substantially all of its consumer markets, which are predominantly located in the Caribbean and Latin America, providing entertainment, information and communication services to 3.5 million mobile, 0.4 million television, 0.6 million internet and 0.8 million telephony subscribers. In addition, CWC delivers B2B services […]

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 […]

Taking liberties

Above: John Malone, philanthropist, after donating US$42.5 million to Colorado State University for regenerative science research. Photo by William A. Cotton/CSU. BitDepth#1017 for December 01, 2015 The full impact of the buyout of CWC by Liberty Global is still to be properly evaluated, far less assessed, but that’s no reason why I can’t infuriate President Carmona with some […]

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 brings “Call Centre of Excellence” to Jamaica

Above: Garry Sinclair,  Managing Director, Flow Jamaica. Photo courtesy Flow. Flow, the new Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) consumer retail brand, today announced plans to establish a new, state-of-the-art Customer Call Centre of Excellence in Kingston, Jamaica and create more than 300 full-time jobs over the next two years. The innovative Customer Call Centre of […]

Flow hikes Cable Your Way prices in Jamaica

The Jamaica Observer reports on steep price increases for Flow’s a-la-carte Cable Your Way service. The report, by business reporter Karena Bennet notes that… “CYW, which allows viewers to add specialty channels from a pool of more than 200 channels, will pay an additional $199 up from $300 per channel effective June 1. The company’s […]

CWC recognised as Avaya regional Partner of the year

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has been recognized as Avaya Central America and the Caribbean Mid-Market Partner of the Year for 2014. In addition to this win, Cable and Wireless received nominations for Project of the Year, Salesperson of the Year and Pre-Sales Engineer of the year. The company received the award during Avaya’s recent […]

Digicel salutes Barbados FTC decision

Digicel today welcomed the decision of the Barbados Fair Trading Commission (‘FTC’) regarding the application for merger approval filed by Cable and Wireless Communications and Flow/Columbus.  In its decision published on March 27, 2015, the FTC confirmed its view that the merger would create ‘… anti-competitive effects … in the Fixed-voice (landline) telephony and Fixed Data […]

CWC announces successful US$1.85bn Columbus buyout

Cable and Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC) announced today that it has completed its US$1.85bn acquisition of 100% of the equity of Columbus International Inc. Commenting on the completion of the transaction, Chief Executive Officer, Phil Bentley, said: “This is a transformational deal for Cable & Wireless Communications.  Columbus Communications is an outstanding business; not only […]

Barbados FTC approves CWC merger

On March 27, 2015, Peggy Griffith, CEO of the Barbados Fair Trading Commission, announced the decision of the commission on the merger application between Cable and Wireless Communications and Columbus International. The Fair Trading Commission, pursuant to Section 20 (5) of the Fair Competition Act CAP 326C, has completed its analysis of the merger application […]

Digicel calls on ECTEL to clarify its CWC merger position

Digicel today respectfully called upon the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (‘ECTEL’) to publicly clarify and confirm the  present status of the regulatory approvals process being undertaken by them in conjunction with the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (‘NTRCs’) in relation to the proposed merger between Cable and Wireless Communications (‘CWC’) and FLOW / Columbus Communications […]

TATT approval statement on CWC merger

On March 26, 2015, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago issued the following media release regarding the proposed buyout of Columbus Networks by CWC. Application for change of control of Columbus Networks International (Trinidad) Limited and Columbus Communications Trinidad Limited through the acquisition of Columbus International Inc. (“Columbus Inc.”) by Cable & Wireless Communications plc (“CWC”) […]