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Press Release -- August 18th, 2011
Source: Cable & Wireless Worldwide
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Cable&Wireless Worldwide announces roadmap for Ethernet services in the Americas

August 18, 2011: In response to the growing demand for seamless, secure, resilient and high capacity connections across continents, Cable&Wireless Worldwide announces its roadmap to extend its portfolio of global Ethernet services for multinational enterprises and carrier customers based in the Americas.

The first Ethernet service to be launched by Cable&Wireless Worldwide will be the International Ethernet Private Line (IEPL). This service will deliver reliable, high-speed, point-to-point Ethernet connectivity and will be launched in October 2011. This service specifically supports the mission critical algorithmic trading needs of the world’s largest investment banks and financial institutions. The IEPL service offers extremely high-speed, predictable and secure Ethernet connections between global financial trading exchanges.

The company also announces plans to launch Ethernet Wireline (EWL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN) services in the last quarter of 2011. These virtual private wire services run over the company’s global, highly available, packet-based MPLS network and deliver flexible connectivity options that allow customers to run critical bandwidth-hungry applications such as voice and video applications with optimised Quality of Service.

The company has also expanded its next-generation Multi-Service Platform (MSP) to the Americas. Already available in Asia Pacific, Europe, India, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom, the MSP now supports the delivery of multiple services over a single global network, which helps reduce costs for the customers. In addition, it provides the company with the flexibility to implement new services with minimal disruption and scale bandwidth across the network to deliver what customers need as their demand grows.

Andrew Morawski, Managing Director - Americas, Cable&Wireless Worldwide said, "We see many customers expanding into the burgeoning Asian and EMEA markets. The use of more bandwidth-hungry applications such as voice and video across their data networks is driving increased demand for Ethernet solutions as they are flexible, reliable and cost-effective. Ethernet has always been the backbone of local area networks; now customers can take advantage of Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s investments and in-country carrier relationships to connect their global sites, allowing them to easily align their communication networks to meet their specific business demands."

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NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Cable&Wireless Worldwide delivers innovative Ethernet-based solutions and value-added communications solutions to customers. Its Ethernet portfolio now consists of Ethernet Access to feature-rich IPVPN Quality of Service (QoS), in addition to the three new services to be launched.
  • The International Ethernet Private Line (IEPL) will allow businesses to connect disparate computing environments globally, through transparent connections between Local Area Networks (LANs). It allows businesses to significantly reduce capital and operational expenditure by avoiding the accumulative costs associated with managing the multiple interfaces that are prevalent on most legacy networks.
  • Ethernet Wireline is a high-speed service that provides an economical and flexible way of connecting sites via Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s secure network infrastructure, which provides point-to-point or point-to-multipoint Ethernet connectivity, while Ethernet Virtual Private Network offers customers high speed Ethernet connectivity on a any-to-any basis.
  • The company offers a range of managed network services to enterprises including managed video conferencing, managed IP-voice services, and application performance management services. The company deployed its MSP in North America in FY 2010-11 to complete its global footprint and capability offering to customers.

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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