Cable&Wireless Worldwide Wins Contract to Supply Services for Axiata in Singapore

2010-08-19

 

C&W Worldwide to Manage IP Needs for Axiata's Four Operating Companies in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Cable&Wireless Worldwide has won a new deal from Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata) to support its growing IP capacity needs in Asia Pacific. Axiata is one of the largest Asian telecommunication companies focused on high growth low penetration emerging markets.

Under a two-year agreement, C&W Worldwide will build and manage a new IP-based network in Singapore for four of Axiata's operating companies namely Celcom Axiata Berhad (based in Malaysia); PT XL Axiata Tbk (based in Indonesia), Dialog Telekom PLC (based in Sri Lanka) and Hello Axiata Company Limited (based in Cambodia). The company will deliver global standardisation and harmonisation of infrastructure and offer Axiata services which are Electric, functional and easy to manage.

"This is a landmark deal for us in Asia Pacific as we continue to grow from strength to strength in this region; and is proof that our continual focus on delivering excellent solutions for our customers is paying dividends. We see many new customers, like Axiata, are increasingly looking for seamless and robust global infrastructure providers who seek to fully engage with them as partners. We're delighted to enter this strategic partnership with them." said Nick Lambert, Managing Director, Global Markets, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, "The ability to demonstrate real business benefits to our customers is a key differentiator for us, and we will continue to invest in solutions and capabilities in the Asia Pacific region including India, which is regarded as a prime region of growth for our company," he said.

About Cable&Wireless Worldwide

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

In the UK, Cable&Wireless Worldwide owns the country's largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms reaching 20,500km in length, and providing ubiquitous UK access through a combination of fibre, digital, microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in more than 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 802 unbundled exchanges covering 55% of the population.

On an international scale, 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 Company's Multi-Service Platform, an IP-based next-generation platform that operates across the NGN, offers a single environment on which voice and data applications can be converged to drive business efficiencies. The network is uniquely designed with inbuilt resilience and the capability to re-route traffic across diverse paths in the event of failure of one or more paths, particularly at the international level.

With more than 6,300 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long-term partnerships with its customers.