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Press Release -- August 9th, 2011
Source: Cable & Wireless Worldwide
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Gage Networks selects Cable&Wireless Worldwide to provide global platform for its Cloud communications services

  • C&W WORLDWIDE PROVIDES GAGE NETWORKS WITH HOSTING ENVIRONMENTS AND SECURE NEXT-GENERATION NETWORK CONNECTIVITY FOR ITS GLOBAL CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

09 August 2011; Cable&Wireless Worldwide, a mission critical communications provider, is facilitating the communication backbone and hosting environments for Gage Networks, an innovative Cloud Communications Services provider. As part of a £6.9 million, three year contract C&W Worldwide will provide co-location and managed hosting for Gage Networks’ IP Telephony, Hosted Call Centre, Managed Telepresence and Network Services within its UK based, secure, world-class data centre environments. It will also provide national and international, resilient connectivity via its secure next-generation network.

Andrew Davis, CEO of Gage Networks, says: "Our IT infrastructure is absolutely critical to our business and the decision to sign this contract with C&W Worldwide is based on the fact that they are a true provider of Global IP that is both robust and focussed on enterprise grade performance. As we expand our business, extend our reach and continue to innovate I am confident that our partnership with C&W Worldwide will make certain that we have access to the very best products, support and R&D available in the global market place".

New breed cloud communications service providers such as Gage Networks rely on uninterrupted and secure global connectivity and C&W Worldwide is well placed to offer a high capacity, high speed and resilient backbone to underpin their critical communications services on an international scale. Gage Networks communications services are hosted in C&W Worldwide's secure co-location environment and accessed across dedicated links on the C&W Worldwide global MPLS nextgeneration network, ensuring dependable connections for their cloud services proposition.

Pete Tomlinson, Partner Sales Director at C&W Worldwide, comments: "Gage Networks has been a C&W Worldwide wholesale partner since 2006, progressively adding an impressive array of cloud communications services to its data and network hosting facilities. At C&W Worldwide we understand that connectivity is a fundamental part of a cloud solution and these services are reliant on a secure, high-speed, resilient network. By utilising our secure next-generation network capabilities Gage Networks are able to offer their customers a superior user experience. We look forward to the continued growth of this partnership."

Gage Networks showcases its cloud communications services through its state of the art European Solution Centre in Rutland, designed to enable customers to immerse themselves in the experience of using end to end solutions delivered over the C&W Worldwide next-generation network.

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Contacts:

Cable&Wireless Worldwide:

Liv Nixon
PR Manager
+44 (0)7822 804 975

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

Gage Networks:

Natalie Stewart
Marketing Director
+44 (0) 7931 673008

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Gage Networks

Gage Networks has offices in Rutland, Manchester and New York and is a provider of Cloud Communications for Global Business, delivering Network Services, Data Centre Services and Cloud Applications to multi-site, medium-sized businesses. Established in 2002, the company excels in the development of highly efficient, flexible end-to-end solutions that are delivered as a service and designed for ease of management. All services are fully supported and based on access to carriergrade networks and facilities to deliver enterprise-level performance. Strategic partners include Cable&Wireless Worldwide, BT, Verizon and Polycom.

To find out more, visit gagenetworks.com

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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