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Liberty Latin America, C&W's Parent Company, Reaffirms Commitment to the Caribbean Region


CEOs Address 34th CANTO
Conference in Panama City

The CEO of the recently established Liberty
Latin America
- Balan Nair, and CEO of its subsidiary
company, Cable
& Wireless Communications
(C&W), Inge Smidts -
underscored their continued commitment to drive the region's
technological advancement so that the Caribbean can firmly take its
place at the forefront of today's digital revolution. Both leaders
addressed government ministers from across the Caribbean and other
delegates at the 34th staging of CANTO
Conference and Trade Exhibition in Panama City
on July 23. CANTO is
the Caribbean's leading authority shaping the ICT agenda.

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Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair with Cable & Wireless CEO Inge Smidts at #CANTO2018 Conference  ...

Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair with Cable & Wireless CEO Inge Smidts at #CANTO2018 Conference and Trade Exhibition in Panama City on July 23, 2018 (Photo: Business Wire)

In delivering the keynote address at Monday's Ministerial Forum, Balan
Nair, said, "Speed is the most important internet attribute after price,
and signals reliability and high quality. To meet and surpass the
demands of our customers we continue to invest in our networks with a
laser-like focus on digitization and innovation in this modern age." He
added, "We are motivated to continue to invest in the technology that
enables the region's digital revolution to drive prosperity for the
economies of the Caribbean and Latin America."

Inge Smidts, the first female CEO in the history of Cable & Wireless,
ably demonstrated her mettle with a thought-provoking presentation at
the Ministerial Breakfast. The CEO outlined her vision for her role, and
for the company, in a bid to grow the economies of the region through
the strategic initiatives of the leading complete communications and
entertainment provider in the Caribbean.

Key pillars of the company's strategic vision for the region include a
more customer-centric approach, technological innovation, ever faster
broadband speeds, unmatched video and superior mobile experience, all
underpinned by continued community investment.

Smidts said, "We will differentiate how we serve this region and how our
customers will eventually see us. We will always put the customer first
– and ensure we understand and address their needs, help them to stay
connected and make their lives easier. We are about making the
connection between how products and services enable our customers to
enhance their lifestyles and relationships – that is how we create
meaningful moments for families, friends, businesses, and communities."

Both executives emphasized the opportunities for growth in the region
and their commitment to work even more closely with stakeholders and
regional organizations to address the challenges in the industry. Smidts
said, "Let's work together to innovate and provide the best
technologies, so customers can have those special experiences while
enabling the growth and prosperity of the region."

C&W Communications is the Platinum Sponsor of this year's CANTO
Conference. The annual CANTO Conference and Trade Exhibition is the
leading information, communications and technology event in the region,
presenting an ideal forum for government officials, technocrats,
regulators and telecoms sector leaders to come together to ratify issues
and chart the course for the region's ICT agenda. Members of the C&W
team chaired and participated in discussions on a variety of topics
ranging from "Preparing for the Digital Economy" to "The Impact of
Internet Platforms on the Caribbean ICT Eco-System."

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and
delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services
to consumers in 18 countries. 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.

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