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Press Release -- February 26th, 2011
Source: Cable & Wireless Worldwide
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Cable&Wireless Worldwide engineers network services for Babcock

Mission critical communications provider, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, has become the single telecoms supplier to Babcock in a significant three year contract. The deal will see C&W Worldwide consolidate Babcock's legacy network estate and connect its UK and international sites.

C&W Worldwide's secure and high-speed next-generation network will link some 250 Babcock sites to ensure its business critical communications infrastructure, which is key to its provision of support for public services to the UK government and Ministry of Defence. The network will come with a Managed Encryption Service, delivering an IL3 accreditation, offering enhanced data security and connection to key business areas such as; Defence, Communications, Education, Nuclear and Rail.

By consolidating Babcock's previously separate networks, C&W Worldwide is helping to redefine its IT infrastructure and pave the way for future projects, such as data centre consolidation and Managed Video Conferencing. The simplicity in the new network design also allows for greater collaboration and visibility of service levels for Babcock colleagues, as well as the ease, speed and cost efficiencies associated with working with a single supplier.

Simon Parker, Chief Information Officer, Babcock, said: "We needed a partner with experience in transitioning networks from legacy providers, who could offer us a highly resilient, future-proof network. C&W Worldwide immediately understood our business and quickly became our partner of choice."

Matt Key, Managing Director, Enterprise, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, said: "We’re delighted to be selected as the sole provider of telecoms to Babcock - a UK leader in engineering support services. Our network and applications are well placed to assist Babcock in its delivery of critical services and we’re looking forward to further developing our partnership."

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Press Relations:

Natalie Easson
PR Manager
Cable&Wireless Worldwide
natalie.easson@cw.com
+44 (0)7717 427 418

Cable&Wireless Worldwide Press Office
+44 (0)1344 818 888

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Babcock

Babcock International Group PLC is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation with an order book in excess of £12 billion.

Our 27,000 staff across the globe build, manage, operate and maintain assets that are vital to the delivery of many key public services, both in the UK and overseas.

Defence, energy, telecommunications, transport and education are all sectors where Babcock can be found working diligently behind the scenes, delivering critical support.

We take great pride in the considerable depth and breadth of our people’s expertise. We believe our market-leading reputation gives assurance that Babcock is a partner who can be trusted to deliverTM.

www.babcock.co.uk

About Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.) is one of the world's leading mission critical communications providers, delivering a range of high quality managed voice, data and Internet Protocol (IP) based services and applications to large multinational companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers across the UK, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa, Continental Europe and North America.

Reaching 20,500km in length, Cable&Wireless Worldwide owns the UK's largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms, and provides ubiquitous nationwide access through a combination of fibre, digital, microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in over 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 804 unbundled exchanges covering 55% of the population.

Internationally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide's global next-generation network (NGN) stretches to more than 500,000km, including interests in 69 global cable systems, and provides connectivity to 153 countries. The Group's IP-based Multi-Service Platform, operates across the NGN, offering a single environment on which voice and data applications can be converged to drive business efficiencies. Cable&Wireless Worldwide's network is uniquely designed with inbuilt resilience and the capability to re-route traffic in the event of failure of one or more paths, particularly at the international level.

With more than 6,200 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long term partnerships with its customers.

To find out more, visit www.cw.com

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