Cable & Wireless

Key Facts:

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  • Revenue: $2.3 billion1
  • 1.9 million homes passed 2
  • 910,000 fixed-line customers
  • 1.6 million service subscribers (RGUs)2:
    • 390,000 video subscribers, of which 348,400 are enhanced video subscribers. Enhanced video services include additional channels, premium channels, and SVoD.
    • 615,000 broadband internet subscribers.
    • 577,000 telephony subscribers.
  • 3.4 million mobile subscribers

Cable & Wireless Communications

On May 16, 2016, Liberty Global completed the acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (“C&W”). C&W 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 to almost 1.6 million service subscribers (RGUs) represented by almost 910,000 customers as well as mobile voice and data services to more than 3.4 million mobile subscribers as of December 31, 2017. In addition, through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. 

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region – connecting over 40 markets.

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

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RGUs per Customer Relationship: 1.7

1 Revenue is presented as results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.

2 During September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused significant damage to our operations in Puerto Rico, as well as certain geographies within C&W, resulting in disruptions to our telecommunications services within these islands. For Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Anguilla, where we are still in the process of assessing the impacts of the hurricanes on our networks and subscriber counts, (i) the subscriber levels reflect the pre-hurricane RGU counts as of August 31, 2017, adjusted for net known disconnects through December 31, 2017 and (ii) the homes passed levels reflect the pre-hurricane homes passed counts as of August 31, 2017, adjusted for an estimated 30,000 homes in Puerto Rico that were destroyed in geographic areas where we do not anticipate rebuilding our network.