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Press Release -- June 7th, 2012
Source: Cable & Wireless Worldwide
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Sri Lanka’s dialog Axiata partners with Cable&Wireless Worldwide to provide managed services to customers

Cable&Wireless Worldwide strengthens existing partnership with the Axiata group with this new arrangement

INDIA/SRI LANKA, JUNE 7, 2012: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s largest mobile service provider, has extended its strategic partnership with Cable&Wireless Worldwide (CWW) to meet the growing customer demands for managed services. According to the arrangement, Dialog Axiata will leverage C&W Worldwide’s extensive International MPLS network, mainly into the European region and with it, be able to offer its enterprise customers various managed services on video, voice and data platforms.

The partnership will enable Dialog to expand its network coverage beyond its own points of presence (PoPs) in the UK and establish itself as the leading International MPLS provider in the Sri Lankan market.

"It is important for us to partner with a leading and trusted telecom provider such as Cable&Wireless Worldwide, who has one of the most resilient network infrastructures available. We’ve been working with CWW for a long time has helped us to reach out and best serve our local customers looking for International MPLS solutions" said Mr. Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Operating Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC.

Cable&Wireless Worldwide has been partnering with the Axiata Group Berhad to support its growing IP capacity needs in Asia Pacific since 2010. Axiata is one of the largest Asian telecommunication companies which focuses on high growth, low penetration emerging markets.

"We have a long and sustainable business with the Axiata group. This new agreement with Dialog further strengthens our relationship with the company. We’re excited to be working with leaders in the telecom industry in Asia – one of the largest growing telecom markets in the world," said Diarmid Massey, Managing Director, Global Wholesale and Carriers, Cable&Wireless Worldwide.

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Contacts

Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Jasleen Makker
Head of Corporate Affairs – India and Asia Pacific
+919972326326
jasleen.makker@cw.com

Rajiv Menon
Senior Manager
Perfect Relations
+919845251133
rmenon@perfectrelations.com

Dialog Axiata PLC

Thushara Hettihamu
Senior Manager – Corporate Communications – Group Sustainability
+94777337064
thushara.hettihamu@dialog.lk

Notes to Editors

About Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW) provides integrated communications and data hosting services to large enterprises and mid-market customers in both the public and private sectors. With an unrivalled heritage and a globally significant network Cable&Wireless Worldwide can provide robust and resilient connectivity to over 150 countries.

To find out more, visit www.cw.com

About Dialog Axiata PLC

Dialog Axiata PLC, an ISO 9001 certified company, is a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad. The company operates 2.5G and 3/3.5G Mobile Communications networks supporting the very latest in multimedia and mobile Internet services. Dialog has the distinction of being the first 3G operator in South Asia to commence commercial operations. Its local coverage spans all provinces of Sri Lanka, while international roaming is provided in over 200 destinations. Dialog Axiata, the largest and fastest growing cellular service in Sri Lanka also operates Dialog Television a direct-to-home satellite tv service and Dialog Broadband Network - providing backbone and transmission infrastructure facilities and data communication services, serving a subscriber base in excess of 7 million Sri Lankans. (www.dialog.lk).

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