Cable & Wireless

Key Facts:

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  • Revenue: $2.3 billion1
  • 1.8 million homes passed
  • 1.2 million customers
  • 1.9 million service subscribers (RGUs):
    • 428,000 video subscribers, of which 373,000 are enhanced video subscribers. Enhanced video services include additional channels, premium channels, and SVoD.
    • 632,000 broadband internet subscribers.
    • 799,000 million telephony subscribers.
  • 3.5 million mobile subscribers
as of September 30, 2016

Cable & Wireless Communications

On May 16, 2016, Liberty Global completed the acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (“CWC”). CWC joined the LiLAC Group, which already comprises our marquis operations in Chile and Puerto Rico, creating a consumer and business-to-business communications powerhouse in the region.

Cable & Wireless Communications is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading basic and enhanced video, broadband internet and fixed-line telephony to 1.9 million service subscribers (RGUs) represented by 1.2 million customers as well as mobile voice and data services to 3.5 million mobile subscribers as of September 30, 2016. In addition, through its business division, CWC provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. 

CWC also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region – in over 30 markets.

CWC primarily operates under the consumer brands Flow, Mas Movil, and BTC which are located in the Caribbean, Panama and Bahamas, respectively.

RGUs: 1.9 million2

Cable & Wireless Communications Pie Chart

Video

CWC provides basic and enhanced video services transmitted primarily over either a hybrid fiber coaxial cable or fiber to the home networks, or directly to digital televisions equipped with quadrature amplitude modulation tunnels. CWC’s video packages vary by location with extended tier packages generally offering over 150 video and radio channels available, including some channels available on an exclusive basis. Extended tiers may also include various applications, such as accessing content from mobile devices. A basic video subscriber received approximately 40 video channels, including HD.  

Enhanced Video penetration3

Enhanced Video Penetration

Internet

CWC offers multiple tiers of broadband internet services. For our basic to mid-range customers, we offer download speeds from up to 15 Mbps to 150 Mbps and for high end customers, we have available download speeds of 250 Mbps, 350 Mbps and 1 Gbps. CWC’s broadband internet services are available to all of its homes passed.

Internet penetration4

Enhanced Internet penetration - Cable & Wireless Communication

Voice

CWC provides fixed-line digital telephony services which are available to all of its homes passed. CWC is also a full service mobile voice and data operator.

CWC also offers telephony services for business customers. 

Voice penetration5

Enhanced Voice penetration - Cable & Wireless Communication

Cable & Wireless Business

Through its business division, CWC provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

CWC also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fiber optic cable network that spans more than 48,000 km – the most extensive in the region – as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fiber providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity.

1Revenue is presented as annualized results for the six months ended September 30, 2016.

2RGUs as of September 30, 2016.

3Enhanced Video penetration is calculated by dividing our enhanced video subscribers by the sum of our basic video and enhanced video subscribers. As of period end.

4Internet penetration is calculated by dividing our internet subscribers by two-way homes passed. As of period end.

5Voice penetration is calculated by dividing our voice subscribers by two-way homes passed. As of period end.

Information above is presented as of June 30, 2016, unless otherwise stated.