Tuesday, August 3, 2010

UK's Cable&Wireless Worldwide secures Axiata contract

KUALA LUMPUR: London-listed Cable&Wireless Worldwide has won a new deal from Axiata Group Bhd (Axiata) to support its growing Internet protocol (IP) capacity needs in Asia Pacific.

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. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

According to Cable&Wireless Worldwide's statement posted on its website on Tuesday, Aug 3, the companies in the Axiata group are Celcom Axiata Bhd; PT XL Axiata Tbk, Dialog Telekom PLC and Hello Axiata Company Limited in Cambodia.

"The company will deliver global standardisation and harmonisation of infrastructure and offer Axiata services which are reliable, functional and easy to manage," C&W said.

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.

Cable&Wireless Worldwide's network has presence in more than 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 802 unbundled exchanges covering 55% of the population.

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