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C&W Networks Recognized as Best Carrier in Latin America

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Company also awarded Best Strategic Acquisition in the region

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Nov. 13, 2017: C&W Networks, a division of C&W Communications (C&W) and a Liberty Global company (LiLAC Group), which owns and operates the largest state-of-the-art subsea multi-ring fibre-optic in the Caribbean and Latin America won two significant awards on October 25 at the 13th Global Carrier Awards in London. A four-time consecutive past winner of Best Caribbean Carrier Award, C&W won the new and expanded award of Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier and took top billing as Best Strategic Acquisition.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4b856816-ddca-495c-bf04-63761f4a7987

A jury comprising of telecoms analysts, industry experts and the senior editorial team of Capacity Media recognized C&W Networks as best wholesale carrier in Latin America from a selection of major international players.

“We are honored to receive these two significant awards this year,” said Paul Scott, President of C&W LATAM and Wholesale. “Being recognized as Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier is a testament of the best in class network that we operate and affirms our unwavering commitment to our customers across the Caribbean and Latin America.  We are also especially pleased to be recognized as Best Strategic Acquisition as this further demonstrates our commitment to facilitate growth in the region.”

C&W Networks operates the most technologically advanced and extensive broadband network in the Caribbean and Latin America, serving 250 global, regional and international carriers, TV cable companies, Internet Service Providers and Network Integrators. The company’s infrastructure has been consistently recognized as ‘Best in Class’ and includes more than 50,000 kilometers and 60 sub-sea cable stations, combined with extensive terrestrial fiber across the region with a fully meshed MPLS overlay fabric. With multiple Network Operation Centers, the Company provides single-point, end-to-end, 24/7/365, multilingual, direct contact communications across the region.

The Global Carrier Awards are considered among the most prestigious in the wholesale telecoms industry. The awards celebrate innovation, excellence and vision and setting the benchmark for performance throughout the marketplace. This year’s submissions attracted a record number of over 225 entries.

For more information on the Global Carrier Awards 2017 please visit http://www.capacitymedia.com/Global-Carrier-Awards.

About C&W Networks
C&W Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of C&W Communications and a wholesale telecommunications service provider that offers broadband, IP capacity and a growing portfolio of managed services and integrated solutions to global, regional and local telecom carriers, TV cable companies, Internet Service Providers and Network Integrators. C&W Networks operates the largest state-of-the-art subsea multi-ring fibre-optic network throughout the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region along with the most comprehensive fully meshed MPLS network in the region. Connecting over 40 countries, the company’s fully protected ringed submarine fibre-optic network spans more than 50,000 kilometers Cable routes include the Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS- 1), Colombia-Florida Express (CFX-1), EC-Link cable system, Fibralink, Maya 1, Eastern Caribbean Fiber Express (ECFS), Taino-Carib, East-West, Cayman-Jamaica Fibre system, Caribbean-Bermuda U.S (CBUS), Americas II, Gemini Bermuda, Pan America (PAN-AM), Antillas 1 and Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS). For more information, visit: www.cwnetworks.com.

About C&W Communications
C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider that 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.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB)  and (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) and (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Link:LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

C&W NETWORKS FUE RECONOCIDA COMO “BEST CARRIER” EN AMÉRICA LATINA

La compañía también recibió el premio de “Best Strategic Acquisition” en la región

MIAMI, Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — C&W Networks, una división de C&W Communications (C&W) y compañía de Liberty Global (Grupo LiLAC), propietaria y operadora de la red de fibra multi-anillo submarina de última generación más grande de la región en el Caribe y América Latina, ganó dos premios significativos el 25 de octubre en la 13era edición de los premios Global Carrier Awards en Londres. Ganadora por cuarta vez consecutiva del premio “Best Caribbean Carrier Award”, C&W recibió el nuevo y expandido premio “Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier” y ocupó uno de los mejores lugares como “Best Strategic Acquisition”.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4b856816-ddca-495c-bf04-63761f4a7987

Un jurado compuesto por analistas en telecomunicaciones, expertos de la industria y el equipo editorial senior de Capacity Media reconoció a C&W Networks como “Best Wholesale Carrier” en América Latina de una selección de grandes participantes internacionales.

“Es un honor recibir estos dos grandes premios este año”, dijo Paul Scott, Presidente de C&W América Latina y Servicios Mayoristas. “Ser reconocidos como “Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier” es consecuencia de que operamos la mejor red de su clase y demuestra nuestro inquebrantable compromiso con nuestros clientes en el Caribe y América Latina. Además, estamos sumamente complacidos de recibir el reconocimiento de “Best Strategic Acquisition”, ya que esto refleja nuestro compromiso de promover el crecimiento en la región.

C&W Networks opera la red de banda ancha más extensiva y tecnológicamente avanzada en el Caribe y América Latina, ya que brinda servicios a 250 operadores locales, regionales e internacionales, compañías de TV por cable, proveedores de servicios de Internet e integradores de red. La infraestructura de la compañía ha sido constantemente catalogada como la mejor de su clase, ya que incluye más de 50.000 kilómetros y 60 estaciones de cable submarinas en combinación con fibra terrestre extensiva en la región con una red de MPLS completamente mallada. Con múltiples Centros de Operación de Red (NOCs), la compañía brinda servicios de comunicación de único punto, de extremo a extremo, 24 por día, 7 días a la semana, 365 días por año, multilingües y de contacto directo en la región.

Los Global Carrier Awards son unos de los premios más prestigiosos de la industria de telecomunicaciones de servicios mayoristas. Estos premios celebran la innovación, la excelencia y la visión y el establecimiento de los parámetros de rendimiento del mercado. Este año, se registró una cantidad récord de más de 225 compañías candidatas.

Para conocer más información sobre los “Global Carrier Awards 2017”, por favor visite http://www.capacitymedia.com/Global-Carrier-Awards.

Acerca de C&W Networks
C&W Networks es una subsidiaria propiedad total de C&W Communications y una compañía proveedora de servicios de telecomunicaciones de wholesale que brinda soluciones de banda ancha, capacidad de IP y un creciente portafolio de servicios gestionados y soluciones integradas a compañías de telecomunicaciones a nivel local, regional y global, compañías de TV por cable, compañías de servicios de Internet e integradores de redes. C&W Networks opera la más grande red de fibra óptica multi-anillo submarina en el Caribe, América Central y la región Andina con la red MPLS completamente mallada más abarcativa de la región. La red de fibra óptica submarina anillada completamente protegida de la compañía conecta más de 40 países y se extiende más de 50.000 kms. Las rutas de cables incluyen los siguientes sistemas: anillos ópticos del Caribe (ARCOS-1), Colombia-Florida Express (CFX-1), EC-Link, EC-Link, fibra del Caribe oriental (ECFS), Taino-Carib, este-oeste, fibra Caimán-Jamaica, Caribe-Bermuda y Estados Unidos (CBUS), Americas II, Gemini-Bermuda, Pan América (PAN-AM), Antillas 1 y sistema de cable Pacífico-Caribe (PCCS). Para más información, visite: www.cwnetworks.com.

Acerca de C&W Communications
C&W es un proveedor de servicios completos de comunicaciones y entretenimientos que brinda servicios móviles, de telefonía, de banda ancha y de video líderes en el mercado a consumidores de 18 países. A través de su división de negocios, C&W brinda servicios nacionales e internacionales de gestión de redes, hosting de centros de datos y soluciones de servicios de TI personalizadas mediante tecnología en la Nube para servir a gobiernos y negocios.

C&W también opera una red de fibra submarina de última generación –la más extensa en la región–.

Lea más información en www.cwc.com o siga a C&W en LinkedIn, Facebook o Twitter.

Acerca de Liberty Global
Liberty Global es la compañía internacional de servicios de banda ancha y TV más grande del mundo, con operaciones en más de 30 países en Europa, América Latina y el Caribe. Invertimos en la infraestructura que le permite a nuestros clientes aprovechar al máximo la revolución digital. Nuestra escala y el compromiso por la innovación nos permiten desarrollar productos líderes en el mercado a través de redes de próxima generación que conectan a nuestros más de 24 millones de clientes, quienes se suscriben a más de 50 millones de servicios de telefonía, Internet de banda ancha y televisión. También servimos a más de 10 millones de suscriptores móviles y brindamos servicios de WiFi en 10 millones de puntos de acceso.

Los negocios de Liberty Global comprenden dos empresas accionistas: el Grupo Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) y (NASDAQ:LBTYK) para nuestras operaciones en Europa y el Grupo LiLAC (NASDAQ:LILA) y (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Link:LILAB) para nuestras operaciones en América Latina y el Caribe.

El Grupo Liberty Global opera en 12 países en Europa bajo las marcas al consumidor Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet y UPC. El Grupo Liberty Global también es propietario del 50% de VodafoneZiggo, una empresa conjunta holandesa con 4 millones de clientes, 10 millones de suscriptores de servicios de línea fija y 5 millones de suscriptores de servicios móviles. El Grupo LiLAC opera en más de 20 países en América Latina y el Caribe bajo las marcas al consumidor VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Además, el Grupo LiLAC opera una red de fibra submarina en la región en más de 40 mercados.

Para más información, por favor visite www.libertyglobal.com.

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Cable & Wireless Reports Preliminary Q3 2017 Results

Return to RGU Growth with 20,000 Adds; Rebased Revenue Growth1 +1%

165,000 New Build / Upgrades YTD & Hurricane Recovery Underway

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Nov. 02, 2017: Cable & Wireless Communications Limited (”C&W”) is a leading telecommunications operator in its consumer markets, which are predominantly located in the Caribbean and Latin America, providing entertainment, information and communication services to 3.5 million mobile, 0.4 million television, 0.6 million internet and 0.6 million fixed-line telephony subscribers2. In addition, C&W delivers B2B services and provides wholesale services over its sub-sea and terrestrial networks that connect over 40 markets across the region.

Liberty Global’s Acquisition of C&W

On May 16, 2016, a subsidiary of Liberty Global acquired C&W (the “Liberty Global Transaction”). Revenue and subscriber statistics have been presented herein using Liberty Global’s definitions for all periods presented unless otherwise noted. Further adjustments to these metrics are possible as the integration process continues. Significant policy adjustments have been considered in our calculation of rebased growth rates for revenue. For additional information on Liberty Global’s definition of rebased growth rates, see footnote 5. In addition, effective for the 2016 fiscal year, C&W changed its fiscal year end from March 31 to December 31 to conform with Liberty Global.

Operating highlights:

  • RGU3 additions of 20,000 in Q3 took YTD additions to 15,000•  Broadband4 RGU additions of 10,000 in Q3, compared to a decline in Q2

    •  Network upgrades and improved product offering led to gains of 4,000 and 6,000 in Panama and Jamaica, respectively

    •  23,000 next-generation WiFi “Connect Boxes” across our broadband subscriber base at the end of Q3 2017; significantly enhancing the quality of the in-home broadband experience

    •  Video decline of 4,000 RGUs in Q3, in-line with Q2 losses

    •  New bundles were introduced in Trinidad; however, the underlying headwinds from over-the-top services continued, resulting in video attrition of 3,000. In Panama, our cable video gains were offset by DTH losses

    •  Fixed voice additions of 14,000 in Q3, compared to a 9,000 decline in Q2

    •  Bundles driving demand in Jamaica, Trinidad and Panama

  • Mobile subscribers5 declined by 43,000 in Q3•  Subscribers in Panama fell by 22,000 as we repositioned our offers to focus on higher ARPU customers. New competition in the Bahamas continued to impact our business and drove a 19,000 reduction in mobile subscribers
  • New build and upgrade initiatives delivered approximately 85,000 premises in Q3, bringing the YTD total to approximately 165,000 new or upgraded homes

Update on Impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria:

  • In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacted a number of our markets in the Caribbean
  • Portions of C&W’s mobile and fixed networks were significantly damaged as a result of the hurricanes, most notably in the British Virgin Islands and Dominica. In addition, impacted markets are dealing with extensive damage to homes, businesses and essential infrastructure. In these collective areas, our mobile services are largely restored, however significant portions of the fixed networks are not currently operational
  • We are committed to helping people across the Caribbean region recover and rebuild. To that end we launched the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation which will distribute funds to assist victims of the hurricanes. We have also provided credits to mobile customers in impacted C&W markets
  • We currently estimate that more than $50 million of property and equipment additions would be required to restore 100% of the damaged networks in the impacted C&W markets, and that the effects of the hurricanes will negatively impact C&W’s revenue and Adjusted Segment EBITDA  by between $15 million and $25 million during Q4 2017. Although these negative impacts will decline as the networks are restored and customers are reconnected, we expect that the adverse impacts of the hurricanes on CWC’s revenue and Adjusted Segment EBITDA may continue throughout 2018 and beyond. These estimates are preliminary and are subject to change
  • We are part of an integrated group property and business interruption insurance program covering all impacted markets up to a limit of $75 million per occurrence, which is generally subject to approximately $15 million per occurrence of self-insurance•  This policy is subject to the normal terms and conditions applicable to this type of insurance. We expect that the insurance recovery will only cover a portion of the incurred losses of each of our impacted businesses
  • We have not recognized any potential insurance proceeds related to the hurricane losses, and we do not currently expect to receive any significant reimbursements in 2017

Footnotes

  1. For purposes of calculating rebased growth rates on a comparable basis, we have adjusted the historical revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2016 to (i) reflect the impacts of the alignment to Liberty Global’s accounting policies, (ii) include the pre-acquisition revenue of entities we acquired during the current period for the three months ended September 30, 2016 to the same extent that the revenue of such entities are included in our results for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and (iii) reflect the translation of our rebased amounts for the three months ended September 30, 2016 at the applicable average foreign currency exchange rates that were used to translate our results for the three months ended September 30, 2017. The adjustments reflected in our rebased amounts have not been prepared with a view towards complying with Article 11 of Regulation S-X. In addition, the rebased growth rates are not necessarily indicative of the rebased revenue that would have occurred if Liberty Global’s acquisition of C&W had occurred on the date assumed for purposes of calculating our rebased amounts or the revenue that will occur in the future. The rebased revenue growth percentage has been presented as a basis for assessing growth rates on a comparable basis, and is not presented as a measure of our pro forma financial performance.
  2. During September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused significant damage to our operations in certain geographies within C&W, including the British Virgin Islands and Dominica, and to a lesser extent Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, Anguilla, Antigua and other smaller markets, resulting in disruptions to our telecommunications services within these islands. The subscriber counts for British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Anguilla and Turks & Caicos reflect the pre-hurricane subscriber counts as of August 31, 2017 as we are still in the process of assessing the impacts of the hurricanes on our networks and subscriber counts in these markets. As of October 25, 2017, we estimate that we have not yet been able to restore services to the majority of our aggregate fixed-line customers and RGUs in the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Anguilla and Turks & Caicos. While mobile services have been largely restored in these markets, we are still in the process of repairing our mobile network infrastructure.
  3. RGU is separately a Basic Video Subscriber, Enhanced Video Subscriber, DTH Subscriber, Internet Subscriber or Telephony Subscriber (each as defined and described below). A home, residential multiple dwelling unit, or commercial unit may contain one or more RGUs. For example, if a residential customer in our Austrian market subscribed to our enhanced video service, fixed-line telephony service and broadband internet service, the customer would constitute three RGUs. Total RGUs is the sum of Basic Video, Enhanced Video, DTH, Internet and Telephony Subscribers. RGUs generally are counted on a unique premises basis such that a given premises does not count as more than one RGU for any given service. On the other hand, if an individual receives one of our services in two premises (e.g., a primary home and a vacation home), that individual will count as two RGUs for that service. Each bundled cable, internet or telephony service is counted as a separate RGU regardless of the nature of any bundling discount or promotion. Non-paying subscribers are counted as subscribers during their free promotional service period. Some of these subscribers may choose to disconnect after their free service period. Services offered without charge on a long-term basis (e.g., VIP subscribers or free service to employees) generally are not counted as RGUs. We do not include subscriptions to mobile services in our externally reported RGU counts. In this regard, our September 30, 2017 RGU counts exclude our separately reported postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers.
  4. Internet Subscriber is a home, residential multiple dwelling unit or commercial unit that receives internet services over our networks, or that we service through a partner network (defined below). Our Internet Subscribers do not include customers that receive services from dial-up connections.
  5. Our mobile subscriber count represents the number of active subscriber identification module (“SIM”) cards in service rather than services provided. For example, if a mobile subscriber has both a data and voice plan on a smartphone this would equate to one mobile subscriber. Alternatively, a subscriber who has a voice and data plan for a mobile handset and a data plan for a laptop (via a dongle) would be counted as two mobile subscribers. Customers who do not pay a recurring monthly fee are excluded from our mobile telephony subscriber counts after periods of inactivity ranging from 30 to 90 days, based on industry standards within the respective country.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider that 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.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global

Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Link:LILAB) which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

Cable & Wireless reporta los resultados preliminares del tercer trimestre de 2017

La compañía retomó el aumento de las unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGUs) con 20.000 adiciones; incremento del ingreso con rebase de +1%

165.000 nuevas construcciones/actualizaciones desde el comienzo del año hasta la fecha & tareas de recuperación en proceso debido a los daños ocasionados por los huracanes

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Nov. 02, 2017: Cable & Wireless Communications Limited (”CWC”) es la compañía operadora de servicios de telecomunicaciones líder en sus mercados al consumidor, en su mayoría ubicados en América Latina y el Caribe. La compañía le brinda servicios de comunicación, información y entretenimiento a 3,5 millones de suscriptores de servicios móviles, 0,4 millones de suscriptores de servicios de televisión, 0,6 millones de suscriptores de servicios de Internet y 0,6 millones de suscriptores de servicios de telefonía fija3. Además, C&W brinda servicios de B2B y servicios mayoristas a través de sus redes terrestres y submarinas que conectan más de 40 mercados en la región.

Adquisición de C&W por parte de Liberty Global

El 16 de mayo de 2016, una subsidiaria de Liberty Global adquirió CWC (la “Transacción Liberty Global”). Se han presentado el ingreso, el índice ajustado UIDA4 (Utilidades antes de Intereses, Impuestos, Depreciación y Amortización) y las estadísticas de suscriptores utilizando las definiciones de Liberty Global para todos los períodos presentados a menos que se haya indicado lo contrario. A medida que el proceso de integración continúa, es probable que se realicen ajustes. En nuestro cálculo de índices de crecimiento rebasados en pos del índice ajustado UIDA y el ingreso, se han considerado significativos ajustes a las políticas. Para conocer más información sobre la definición de Liberty Global del índice ajustado UIDA y los índices de crecimiento rebasados, vea las notas 4 y 5 respectivamente al pie de página. En la sección Resultados financieros, conciliación del índice ajustado UIDA & adiciones de activos intangibles, equipos y bienes6, se incluye una conciliación de la ganancia neta (pérdida) con respecto al índice ajustado UIDA. Además, con vigencia en el año fiscal 2016, C&W modificó la finalización de su año fiscal del 31 de marzo al 31 de diciembre a fin de adaptarse a Liberty Global.

Cuestiones operativas a destacar:

  • Debido a las 20.000 nuevas unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGU3) en el tercer trimestre, el incremento de adiciones desde el comienzo del año a la fecha alcanza los 15.000

    •  La adición de 10.000 unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGU) de banda ancha4 en el tercer trimestre se compara con una disminución en el segundo trimestre

    •   Las actualizaciones de red y la oferta de productos mejorada resultó en un incremento de 4.000 y 6.000 en Panamá y Jamaica, respectivamente

    •   23.000 “Connect Boxes” con WiFi de próxima generación en nuestra base de suscriptores de servicios de banda ancha a finales del tercer trimestre, lo que fortaleció significativamente la calidad de la experiencia de banda ancha en el hogar

    •   La disminución de 4.000 unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGU) de video en el tercer trimestre se mantiene en línea con las pérdidas del segundo trimestre

    •   Se presentaron nuevos paquetes en Trinidad. Sin embargo, los vientos en contra subyacentes de los servicios de mayor categoría continuaron, por lo que hubo una disminución de video de 3.000. En Panamá, nuestros incrementos en video por cable fueron contrarrestados por pérdidas de DTH

    •   La adición de 14.000 unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGU) de voz fija en el tercer trimestre se compara con una disminución de 9.000 en el segundo trimestre

    •   Los paquetes generan demanda en Jamaica, Trinidad y Panamá

  • La cantidad de suscriptores de servicios móviles9 disminuyó 43.000 en el tercer trimestre

    •   La cantidad de suscriptores en Panamá se redujo en 22.000 a medida que reposicionamos nuestras ofertas a fin de enfocarnos en los clientes con un mayor ingreso promedio por usuario (ARPU). La nueva competencia en Bahamas continuó impactando en nuestro negocio y ocasionó una reducción de 19.000 suscriptores móviles

  • Las nuevas construcciones y las iniciativas de actualización resultaron en aproximadamente 85.000 nuevos sitios en el tercer trimestre, lo que generó un total desde el comienzo del año hasta la fecha de 165.000 nuevos sitios

Actualización del impacto de los Huracanes Irma y María:

  • En septiembre de 2017, los Huracanes Irma y María impactaron varios de nuestros mercados en el Caribe
  • Como resultado de estos Huracanes, partes de las redes fijas y móviles de C&W sufrieron daños significativos, con mayor notoriedad en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas y Domínica. Además, los mercados afectados sufrieron grandes daños a hogares, negocios e infraestructura esencial. En estas áreas colectivas, ya reestablecimos la mayoría de los servicios móviles aunque grandes partes de las redes fijas todavía no están en operación
  • Estamos comprometidos a ayudar a los habitantes de la región del Caribe a realizar tareas de recuperación y reconstrucción. Con esta finalidad, lanzamos la Fundación de Caridad de Cable & Wireless, que distribuirá fondos para asistir a las víctimas de los Huracanes. Además, les otorgamos crédito a nuestros clientes de servicios móviles en los mercados de C&W impactados
  • Calculamos que se necesitarán más de $50 millones en bienes y equipamiento para reestablecer el 100% de las redes dañadas en los mercados de C&W impactados. El efecto de los Huracanes tendrá un impacto negativo en el índice ajustado UIDA (Utilidades antes de Intereses, Impuestos, Depreciación y Amortización) y el ingreso de C&W de entre $15 y $25 millones en el cuarto trimestre del 2017. Aunque este impacto negativo se reducirá a medida que se reestablezcan las redes y los clientes recuperen la conexión, el impacto adverso de los Huracanes en el índice ajustado UIDA (Utilidades antes de Intereses, Impuestos, Depreciación y Amortización) y el ingreso de C&W podría continuar en todo el 2018 y más. Estos cálculos son preliminares y están sujetos a modificaciones
  • Somos parte de un programa integrado de seguro de propiedad comercial y de interrupción de negocios que cubre todos los mercados afectados hasta un límite de $75 millones por incidentes, que generalmente está sujeto a aproximadamente $15 millones por incidentes de autoseguro
    • Esta política está sujeta a los términos y condiciones normales aplicables a este tipo de seguro. Esperamos que la recuperación del seguro solo cubra una parte de las pérdidas incurridas de cada uno de nuestros negocios impactados
  • No hemos reconocido ningún posible producto de seguro relacionado con las pérdidas por huracanes, y actualmente no esperamos recibir reembolsos significativos en 2017

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  1. A fin de calcular los índices de crecimiento con rebase sobre una base de comparación para el grupo prestatario C&W, hemos ajustado el ingreso histórico y el índice ajustado UIDA para el período de tres y nueve meses finalizado el 30 de septiembre de 2016 para (i) reflejar el impacto del alineamiento con las políticas de contaduría de Liberty Global, (ii) incluir el ingreso de pre-adquisición y el flujo de caja operativo (OCF) del segmento de las entidades perfiladas, para el período de tres y nueve meses finalizado el 30 de septiembre de 2016 al mismo punto que dicho ingreso y dicho segmento, como se define a continuación, estén incluidos en los resultados de nuestros períodos de tres y nueve meses finalizados el 30 de septiembre de 2017 y (iii) reflejar la transición de nuestras cantidades con rebase para el período de tres y nueve meses finalizados el 30 de septiembre de 2016 a los índices de intercambio de moneda extranjera promedio aplicables utilizados para traducir los resultados de C&W en los períodos de tres y nueve meses finalizados el 30 de septiembre de 2017. Los ajustes reflejados en nuestras cantidades con rebase no han sido preparados a fin de cumplir con el Artículo 11 de la Regulación S-X. Además, los índices de crecimiento con rebase no necesariamente indican el ingreso con rebase que hubiese tenido lugar en caso de que la adquisición de C&W hubiese ocurrido en la fecha asumida con propósitos de calcular nuestras cantidades con rebase o el ingreso que tendrá lugar en el futuro. Se han presentado los porcentajes de crecimiento con rebase como base para evaluar los índices comparables con base comparable, y éstos no se presentan como medida de nuestro rendimiento financiero pro forma.
  2. Durante septiembre de 2017, los Huracanes Irma y María ocasionaron daños significativos en nuestras operaciones en ciertos lugares geográficos en los que opera C&W, incluidas las Islas Vírgenes Británicas y Domínica. Aunque en menor medida, también se produjeron daños en las islas Turcas y Caicos, las Bahamas, Anguila, Antigua y otros mercados más pequeños, lo que resultó en interrupciones a nuestros servicios de telecomunicaciones en estas islas. Los conteos de suscriptores de las Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Domínica, Anguila y las islas Turcas y Caicos reflejan el conteo de suscriptores antes de los Huracanes al 31 de agosto de 2017, ya que todavía estamos evaluando el impacto de estos fenómenos en nuestras redes y los conteos de suscriptores en los mercados mencionados. Al 25 de octubre de 2017, calculamos que no hemos logrado reestablecer los servicios de la mayoría de nuestros clientes de línea fija agregada y las unidades de generación de ingresos (RGU) en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Domínica, Anguila y las islas Turcas y Caicos. Aunque logramos reestablecer la gran mayoría de los servicios móviles en estos mercados, todavía estamos reparando nuestra infraestructura de red móvil.
  3. La unidad generadora de ingreso (RGU) es, en forma separada, un suscriptor de servicios de video básico, suscriptor de servicios de video mejorado, suscriptor de DTH, suscriptor de servicios de Internet o suscriptor de servicios de telefonía (cada uno definido como se describe más abajo). Un hogar, una unidad de inmueble en un lugar de residencias múltiples o una unidad comercial pueden contener una o más unidad generadora de ingresos (RGU). Por ejemplo, si un cliente residencial en nuestro mercado austríaco se suscribió a nuestro servicio de video mejorado, nuestro servicio de telefonía de línea fija y nuestro servicio de Internet de banda ancha, este cliente constituye tres unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGUs). La cantidad total de RGUs es la suma de los suscriptores de servicios de video básico, video mejorado, DTH, Internet y telefonía. Las RGUs se cuentan en base a una única instalación, de forma que una misma instalación no cuenta como más de una RGU por un mismo servicio. Por otro lado, si una persona recibe uno de nuestros servicios en dos instalaciones (por ejemplo, un hogar de residencia y un hogar vacacional), esa persona contará como dos RGUs para dicho servicio. Cada servicio de telefonía, Internet o cable en paquete cuenta como una RGU separada, independientemente de la naturaleza de cualquier promoción o descuento por paquete que pudiera aplicar. Los suscriptores que no paguen, cuentan como suscriptores durante el período de servicio promocional sin cargo que se les ha brindado. Es posible que algunos de estos suscriptores elijan prescindir del servicio luego del período de servicio sin cargo. Los servicios que se ofrecen sin cargo a largo plazo (por ejemplo, suscriptores de categoría VIP o los servicios gratis a los empleados) generalmente no cuentan como RGU. No incluimos suscripciones a servicios móviles en nuestro conteo de RGUs reportado de forma externa. En este sentido, nuestros conteos de RGUs al 30 de septiembre de 2017 excluyen nuestros suscriptores de servicios móviles prepagos y pospagos, reportados por separado.
  4. Un suscriptor de servicios de Internet es un hogar, una unidad de inmueble en un lugar de residencias múltiples o una unidad comercial que recibe servicios de Internet que brindamos a través de nuestras redes o redes de una compañía asociada (como se define a continuación). En nuestros suscriptores de servicios de Internet, no se incluyen clientes que reciben servicios de conexiones dial-up.
  5. Nuestro conteo de suscriptores móviles representa la cantidad de tarjetas de módulos de identificación de suscriptores (SIM) en servicio, no los servicios brindados. Por ejemplo, si un suscriptor móvil cuenta con un plan de voz y datos en su smartphone, esto equivaldría a un suscriptor de servicios móviles. Alternativamente, un suscriptor que cuenta con un plan de voz y datos en un dispositivo móvil y un plan de datos en una laptop (a través de un dongle), se contaría como dos suscriptores de servicios móviles. Los clientes que no pagan una tarifa mensual recurrente se excluyen de nuestros conteos de suscriptores de servicios de telefonía móvil luego de períodos de inactividad desde los 30 a los 90 días con base a los estándares de la industria en cada país.

Acerca de C&W Communications

C&W es un proveedor de servicios completos de comunicaciones y entretenimientos que brinda servicios móviles, de telefonía, de banda ancha y de video líderes en el mercado a consumidores de 18 países. A través de su división de negocios, C&W brinda servicios nacionales e internacionales de gestión de redes, hosting de centros de datos y soluciones de servicios de TI personalizadas mediante tecnología en la nube para servir a gobiernos y negocios.

C&W también opera una red de fibra submarina de última generación –la más extensa en la región–.

Lea más información en www.cwc.com o siga a C&W en LinkedIn, Facebook o Twitter.

Acerca de Liberty Global
Liberty Global es la compañía internacional de servicios de banda ancha y TV más grande del mundo, con operaciones en más de 30 países en Europa, América Latina y el Caribe. Liberty Global invierte en la infraestructura que le permite a sus clientes aprovechar al máximo la revolución digital. La escala y el compromiso por la innovación de Liberty Global le permite desarrollar productos líderes en el mercado a través de redes de próxima generación que conectan a sus 25 millones de clientes, quienes se suscriben a 51 millones de servicios de telefonía, Internet de banda ancha y televisión. Liberty Global también sirve a más de 10 millones de suscriptores móviles y brinda servicios de WiFi en siete millones de puntos de acceso.

Los negocios de Liberty Global comprenden dos empresas accionistas: el Grupo Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB y LBTYK) para sus operaciones en Europa y el Grupo LiLAC (NASDAQ: LILA y LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB) para sus operaciones en América Latina y el Caribe.

El Grupo Liberty Global opera en 12 países en Europa bajo las marcas al consumidor Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet y UPC. El Grupo LiLAC opera en más de 20 países en América Latina y el Caribe bajo las marcas al consumidor VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Además, el Grupo LiLAC opera una red de fibra submarina en la región en más de 30 mercados.

Para más información, por favor visite www.libertyglobal.com.

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Lilly Broadcasting And The CW Network Are Partnering To Help Provide An OTT Signal To Puerto Rico

ERIE, PA, Mon. Oct. 30, 2017: Lilly Broadcasting and The CW Network are partnering to help provide an OTT signal to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.  Lilly is offering The CW Network’s programming to any mobile company in the Puerto Rico market, allowing customers to watch live on their mobile phones and tablets.

Puerto Rico’s power grid and communications infrastructure has been decimated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Most of Puerto Rico has been without power for almost a month.  Puerto Rico residents have had limited access to news, weather, or other information for over a month.  Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico is building an emergency Wi-Fi hot spot network for individuals and local small businesses, so they can communicate with loved ones, work, or study.

Lilly Broadcasting and The CW Network felt during this time of need, anything they could do to help provide news and weather information to the residents of Puerto Rico, to help keep them informed and safe, is a priority.  If we can also provide entertainment, hopefully this could provide an escape at a difficult time for the people of Puerto Rico.

Lilly Broadcasting is The CW’s affiliate for Puerto Rico, providing local news, weather, syndication programming, and CW Network primetime programming.

For more information or details, you can contact:

John Christianson

Lilly Broadcasting

Chief Operating Officer

814-454-5201 ext 884

John@wsee.tv

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Lilly Broadcasting Makes One Caribbean Television Available As An Over-The-Top (OTT) Signal To Puerto Rico

CaribPR Wire, ERIE, PA, Mon. Oct. 30, 2017: Puerto Rico’s power grid and communication infrastructure has been decimated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Most of Puerto Rico has been without power for almost a month. Puerto Rico residents have had limited access to news, weather, or any information for over a month.  Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, is building an emergency Wi-Fi Hot spot network for individuals and local small businesses, so they can communicate with loved ones, to work, or study.  Although electricity is limited, people can still use their phones and other personal devices.

Lilly Broadcasting felt that during this time of need, anything they could do to help provide news and weather information to the residents of Puerto Rico, to keep them informed and safe is a priority.  If we also provide entertainment to Puerto Rico, hopefully this could provide an escape and a time to heal for the all the residents.

Lilly Broadcasting distributes One Caribbean Television in Puerto Rico, the USVI, throughout the Caribbean and North America. One Caribbean Television offers local news, weather, syndicated programming, and hyper local Caribbean content.

For more information or details, contact:

John Christianson

Lilly Broadcasting

Chief Operating Officer

814-454-5201 ext. 884

John@wsee.tv

Source: Lilly Broadcasting

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Caricel Joins Global Cyber Alliance

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Caricel, Jamaica’s only superfast LTE broadband network is pleased to announce its partnership with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international non-profit organization focused on addressing systemic cyber risks through delivery of concrete, measurable solutions.

Risks to consumers – government, businesses and individuals – are on the rise. Threats such as phishing, malware, spyware and other threats continue to be of high concern. As part of its ongoing commitment to be the best telecommunications provider in Jamaica, Caricel is working to reduce risk to its customers.

“Our partnership with the Global Cyber Alliance is part of our commitment to provide our customers with the best internet experience in the country and create a positive impact on our community. Caricel seeks to provide quality service with the added peace of mind that we are doing everything we can to protect our customer from harm,” said Lowell Lawrence, Director and CEO of Caricel.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Caricel as a Global Cyber Alliance partner.  GCA applauds Caricel’s efforts to provide a more secure Internet experience for the citizens and businesses of Jamaica,” said Philip Reitinger, President and CEO of GCA. ”We look forward to working with Caricel and our other partners to enhance wireless security in the Caribbean, using GCA’s projects to help protect Caricel’s customers and Caricel’s capabilities and contributions to make the Internet safer for everyone.”

Caricel is a Jamaican owned telecommunications company providing mobile data services to businesses and residential customers in Jamaica. The company is among the first to provide 4G LTE service in Jamaica with mobile solutions and internet service on the go. Caricel has the distinction of being the only “Jamaican owned, facilities based telecommunications company” to survive the liberalization process since 2003 and enter the mobile telecommunications market.

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to confronting cyber risk and improving our connected world. It is a catalyst to bring communities of interest and affiliations together in an environment that sparks innovation with concrete, measureable achievements. While most efforts at addressing cyber risk have been industry, sector, or geographically specific, GCA partners across borders and sectors. GCA’s mantra “Do Something. Measure It.” is a direct reflection of its mission to eradicate systemic cyber risks. GCA, a 501(c)3, was founded in September 2015 by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the City of London Police and the Center for Internet Security. Learn more at www.globalcyberalliance.org.

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Phoenix Tower International closes on 145 wireless communication tower sites and marketing rights to over 400 wireless communication tower sites from Viva in the Dominican Republic

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Phoenix Tower International (”PTI”) via its subsidiary Phoenix Tower Dominicana S.A.S. announces that it has closed its transaction with Trilogy Dominicana, S.A. (”Viva”) to acquire the ownership or management and marketing rights relating to over 400 wireless communication tower sites from Viva. Terms of the transaction remain confidential between the parties.

“PTI is thrilled to announce our latest acquisition of towers from Viva in the Dominican Republic.  We are excited to grow our investment in Dominican Republic wireless infrastructure and look forward to working with Viva to enhance their network in the Dominican Republic as well as the other operators as they further their network build-outs,” stated Dagan Kasavana, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Tower International.  “Furthermore, this latest acquisition brings PTI and Phoenix Tower do Brasil’s (”PTB”)’s combined tower count to over 2,000 sites across the Americas – truly a major accomplishment.”

About Phoenix Tower International:

Phoenix Tower International (”PTI”) owns and operates towers and other wireless infrastructure and related sites throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.  PTI was founded in 2013 with a mission to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across various high-growth markets internationally.  Phoenix Tower International and Phoenix Tower do Brasil currently own and operate wireless infrastructure in Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, United States and Brazil.  PTI’s investors include funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, as well as various members of the management team.  PTI is based in Boca Raton, Florida.  For more information about Phoenix Tower International, please visit www.phoenixintnl.com.

CONTACT: Natalya Kashirina, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, nkashirina@phoenixintnl.com, 561-257-0557

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STAR Systems International Deploys 1.2 Million Headlamp Transponders in the Dominican Republic

HONG KONG, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — STAR Systems International (SSI), a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) hardware, tag and professional services provider, today announced that it has completed a sale of 1.2 Million ISO 18000-6C headlamp transponders in the Dominican Republic.

“We are very pleased to partner with Thomas Copel for this project,” said Bob Karr, Managing Director of STAR Systems International.  “Thomas Copel is a highly professional and motivated local representative for SSI which brings a wealth of local market knowledge along with the ability to provide direct support for our products in the region.”

Commencing in the fall of 2015, these transponders will be installed on every motorcycle in the Dominican Republic.  A tracking system will use the transponders to help enforce compliance with the annual vehicle registration process.

“We are very excited with the Dominican Republic’s Internal Revenue Office ‘DGII’ (Direccion General de Impuestos Internos) decision to choose STAR Systems International and Thomas Copel for the fulfillment of this order.  The DGII are setting a new benchmark for Dominican Ministries that are looking to succeed in the implementation of leading-edge technology,” said Ricardo Sanchez, Commercial Director Thomas Copel, S.A.

“With this successful deployment of our RFID tags in motorcycles, we foresee many new applications being developed for both public and private sectors. This is a notable accomplishment for the Dominican Republic, Thomas Copel and STAR Systems International. Partnering with world-class technology experts like SSI has allowed us to build our own local and solid RFID platform in the benefit of our country.  SSI’s level of product knowledge and passion for quality along with Thomas Copel’s desire to implement a leading edge system here are great differentiators for our business.”

About STAR Systems International

STAR Systems International is an RFID hardware, tag, solution and services provider, specializing in UHF RFID-enabled vehicle identification, supply chain management, warehousing & logistics, retail, library management and healthcare applications. Working through an extensive network of value added resellers and systems integrators, STAR Systems provides a wide range of RFID hardware, professional consulting services and technical support. STAR Systems is also the exclusive international distributor for STAR-RFID, a manufacturer of RFID tag products located in Bangkok. For more information on STAR Systems and/or STAR RFID, visit www.star-int.net or www.star-rfid.com.

About Thomas Copel

Thomas Copel is a high security printing company providing checks, bonds, financial certificates, student records and is involved in other types of specialized printing in the Dominican Republic. Recently, Thomas Copel has integrated digital security and RFID products within their product mix, combining the physical world with IT systems. For more information, visit www.thomascopel.com.

Media Contacts

STAR RFID & SYSTEMS GROUP:
Ava Tang
Director
atang@star-int.net

North American Agency:
Spectrum Marketing & Communications
Bob Basmadjian
(864) 868-0202
spectrum_marketing@earthlink.net

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Carvechi Technology Crea Paasage, Una Plataforma de Análisis de Macrodatos Sobre Deportes y Entretenimiento Que Utiliza la Plataforma Sap Hana(R)

Carvechi Technology Crea Paasage, Una Plataforma de Análisis de Macrodatos Sobre Deportes y Entretenimiento Que Utiliza la Plataforma Sap Hana(R)
Este eficaz software permite que los propietarios y ejecutivos administren las organizaciones, obtengan el máximo de ganancias y se relacionen activamente con los fanáticos
MIAMI, Sept. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carvechi Technology anunció hoy la presentación de PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment, una plataforma en la nube para el análisis de macrodatos que se ejecuta en la plataforma SAP HANA®. PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment supera a las herramientas simples para la administración de espacios que se encuentran disponibles en la actualidad. La plataforma ayudará a los usuarios a aumentar los ingresos brutos y a disminuir los gastos netos relacionados con los boletos, las concesiones, la mercancía, el financiamiento, el mercadeo y los medios de comunicación integrados, y el entretenimiento. Además, no solo permite recoger y supervisar la identidad y las preferencias de los fanáticos, la información sobre los ingresos generados mediante la administración departamental, y las estadísticas relacionadas con el desempeño de los equipos, sino que también permite utilizar análisis predictivos para aumentar los ingresos de manera significativa. El diseño de esta solución la hace escalable y sumamente segura.
PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment ofrece la información que los ejecutivos de alto nivel y los propietarios de las ligas y de los equipos, de los eventos y de los espacios necesitan para respaldar las decisiones empresariales más sólidas. “Esta solución permite que los responsables de la toma de decisiones accedan a los datos precedentes y vean su impacto, y esto ayuda a transformar los datos no procesados en dólares”, explicó Donald T. Carson, presidente y director ejecutivo de Carvechi Technology. “Podemos ayudar a los propietarios de los eventos y equipos deportivos profesionales, internacionales y universitarios a administrar sus datos y lograr perspectivas muy valiosas. Es como tener un director de informática virtual”.
Mediante la utilización de los datos ofrecidos, los análisis avanzados, la visualización ágil y la plataforma comercial en tiempo real, los usuarios pueden supervisar el rendimiento de los equipos y los jugadores, supervisar y predecir tendencias, y crear nuevas alternativas de mercadeo y ventas. También pueden generar oportunidades para sus negocios y espacios, administrar mejor estos últimos y relacionarse con los fanáticos de forma directa todo el año, prácticamente desde cualquier ubicación. Carvechi Technology planea ofrecer plataformas enfocadas en otras industrias en el futuro cercano, como la de la atención médica y la de viajes y hotelería.
“Nos complace saber que Carvechi Technology ofrece PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment, y que esta utiliza la plataforma SAP HANA”, dijo Steve Erdman, vicepresidente sénior de Distribución de Software Independiente (Independent Software Vendor, ISV) y Asociaciones de Plataformas de SAP. “Con la integración con SAP HANA, PaaSage está preparada para revolucionar la industria y acelerar la adquisición de clientes. Esta asociación es el comienzo de muchas innovaciones interesantes y oportunidades de negocios”.
“Esperamos que este producto amortice lo invertido y alcance un retorno de la inversión (return on invesment, ROI) positivo”, añadió Carson. “Ofrecerá niveles de información altos a los que los ejecutivos no suelen tener acceso, especialmente en materia de operaciones. Es posible que estos encuentren muchas oportunidades para ahorrar dinero y mejorar la forma en que administran su negocio”.
Acerca de Carvechi Technology
Carvechi Technology (CT) es un integrador de sistemas minoritario que proporciona desarrollo fronterizo y tecnología innovadora a importantes organizaciones públicas y privadas a nivel internacional. CT ofrece a sus clientes una poderosa combinación de servicios, conocimiento de productos e infraestructura para ayudar a sus clientes a explorar, descubrir e implementar un sinnúmero de soluciones y productos tecnológicos. Con sede en Miami, Florida, y oficinas en Nueva York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Austin, Texas y Costa Rica, CT trabaja estrechamente con líderes en la industria, incluidos Dell, (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); VMware (NYSE: VMW); IBM y Citrix Systems. www.carvechitechnology.com
SAP, SAP HANA y otros productos y servicios de SAP, mencionados en el presente , así como los logotipos correspondientes, son marcas comerciales o marcas comerciales registradas de SAP SE (o de una compañía afiliada de SAP) en Alemania y otros países. Visite http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx para obtener avisos e información adicional sobre las marcas comerciales.
Todas las demás marcas registradas son propiedad de sus respectivos dueños.
Declaraciones a futuro de SAP
Las declaraciones contenidas en este documento que no son datos históricos son declaraciones a futuro dentro del significado de la Ley de Reforma de Litigios sobre Valores Privados de los EE. UU. de 1995. Términos tales como “anticipar”, “creer”, “calcular”, “esperar”, “prever”, “pretender”, “poder”, “planificar”, “proyectar”, “predecir”, “deber”, “será” y expresiones similares relacionadas con SAP pretenden identificar estas declaraciones a futuro. SAP no se compromete a actualizar o revisar públicamente ninguna proyección. Todas las proyecciones están sujetas a diversos riesgos e incertidumbres que podrían causar que los resultados reales difieran significativamente de aquellos previstos por estas. Los factores que podrían afectar los futuros resultados financieros de SAP se encuentran detallados más exhaustivamente en las presentaciones de SAP ante la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores (Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC) de los Estados Unidos, como el último informe anual de SAP en el formulario 20-F presentado ante la SEC. Se advierte a los lectores no depositar una confianza excesiva en las declaraciones a futuro, que solo se basan en la información disponible a la fecha.
CONTACTO:
Don Carson
786.556.5025
DCarson@carvechi.com
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Este eficaz software permite que los propietarios y ejecutivos administren las organizaciones, obtengan el máximo de ganancias y se relacionen activamente con los fanáticos

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Sept. 23, 2015: Carvechi Technology anunció hoy la presentación de PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment, una plataforma en la nube para el análisis de macrodatos que se ejecuta en la plataforma SAP HANA®. PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment supera a las herramientas simples para la administración de espacios que se encuentran disponibles en la actualidad. La plataforma ayudará a los usuarios a aumentar los ingresos brutos y a disminuir los gastos netos relacionados con los boletos, las concesiones, la mercancía, el financiamiento, el mercadeo y los medios de comunicación integrados, y el entretenimiento. Además, no solo permite recoger y supervisar la identidad y las preferencias de los fanáticos, la información sobre los ingresos generados mediante la administración departamental, y las estadísticas relacionadas con el desempeño de los equipos, sino que también permite utilizar análisis predictivos para aumentar los ingresos de manera significativa. El diseño de esta solución la hace escalable y sumamente segura.

PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment ofrece la información que los ejecutivos de alto nivel y los propietarios de las ligas y de los equipos, de los eventos y de los espacios necesitan para respaldar las decisiones empresariales más sólidas. “Esta solución permite que los responsables de la toma de decisiones accedan a los datos precedentes y vean su impacto, y esto ayuda a transformar los datos no procesados en dólares”, explicó Donald T. Carson, presidente y director ejecutivo de Carvechi Technology. “Podemos ayudar a los propietarios de los eventos y equipos deportivos profesionales, internacionales y universitarios a administrar sus datos y lograr perspectivas muy valiosas. Es como tener un director de informática virtual”.

Mediante la utilización de los datos ofrecidos, los análisis avanzados, la visualización ágil y la plataforma comercial en tiempo real, los usuarios pueden supervisar el rendimiento de los equipos y los jugadores, supervisar y predecir tendencias, y crear nuevas alternativas de mercadeo y ventas. También pueden generar oportunidades para sus negocios y espacios, administrar mejor estos últimos y relacionarse con los fanáticos de forma directa todo el año, prácticamente desde cualquier ubicación. Carvechi Technology planea ofrecer plataformas enfocadas en otras industrias en el futuro cercano, como la de la atención médica y la de viajes y hotelería.

“Nos complace saber que Carvechi Technology ofrece PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment, y que esta utiliza la plataforma SAP HANA”, dijo Steve Erdman, vicepresidente sénior de Distribución de Software Independiente (Independent Software Vendor, ISV) y Asociaciones de Plataformas de SAP. “Con la integración con SAP HANA, PaaSage está preparada para revolucionar la industria y acelerar la adquisición de clientes. Esta asociación es el comienzo de muchas innovaciones interesantes y oportunidades de negocios”.

“Esperamos que este producto amortice lo invertido y alcance un retorno de la inversión (return on invesment, ROI) positivo”, añadió Carson. “Ofrecerá niveles de información altos a los que los ejecutivos no suelen tener acceso, especialmente en materia de operaciones. Es posible que estos encuentren muchas oportunidades para ahorrar dinero y mejorar la forma en que administran su negocio”.

Acerca de Carvechi Technology

Carvechi Technology (CT) es un integrador de sistemas minoritario que proporciona desarrollo fronterizo y tecnología innovadora a importantes organizaciones públicas y privadas a nivel internacional. CT ofrece a sus clientes una poderosa combinación de servicios, conocimiento de productos e infraestructura para ayudar a sus clientes a explorar, descubrir e implementar un sinnúmero de soluciones y productos tecnológicos. Con sede en Miami, Florida, y oficinas en Nueva York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Austin, Texas y Costa Rica, CT trabaja estrechamente con líderes en la industria, incluidos Dell, (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); VMware (NYSE: VMW); IBM y Citrix Systems. www.carvechitechnology.com

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Declaraciones a futuro de SAP

Las declaraciones contenidas en este documento que no son datos históricos son declaraciones a futuro dentro del significado de la Ley de Reforma de Litigios sobre Valores Privados de los EE. UU. de 1995. Términos tales como “anticipar”, “creer”, “calcular”, “esperar”, “prever”, “pretender”, “poder”, “planificar”, “proyectar”, “predecir”, “deber”, “será” y expresiones similares relacionadas con SAP pretenden identificar estas declaraciones a futuro. SAP no se compromete a actualizar o revisar públicamente ninguna proyección. Todas las proyecciones están sujetas a diversos riesgos e incertidumbres que podrían causar que los resultados reales difieran significativamente de aquellos previstos por estas. Los factores que podrían afectar los futuros resultados financieros de SAP se encuentran detallados más exhaustivamente en las presentaciones de SAP ante la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores (Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC) de los Estados Unidos, como el último informe anual de SAP en el formulario 20-F presentado ante la SEC. Se advierte a los lectores no depositar una confianza excesiva en las declaraciones a futuro, que solo se basan en la información disponible a la fecha.

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Don Carson

786.556.5025

DCarson@carvechi.com

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Carvechi Technology Creates PaaSage, a Big Data Analytics Platform for Sports and Entertainment, on the SAP HANA(R) Platform

Effective Software Helps Owners and Executives Manage Organizations, Maximize Profits and Fully Engage Fans

CaribPR Wire,MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 23, 2015: Carvechi Technology announced today the introduction of PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment, a big data and analytics cloud platform running on the SAP HANA® platform. Going beyond the simple venue management tools available today, PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment will help users increase top-line revenue growth and reduce bottom-line expenses with regard to tickets, concessions, merchandise, sponsorships, marketing and integrated media, and entertainment. Additionally, fan identity and preferences, team performance statistics and department management revenue information can not only be captured and monitored, but also, predictive analytics can be leveraged to dramatically increase profits. The solution is designed to be scalable and highly secure.

With PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment, league and team owners, event and venue owners, and C-level executives are provided the information they need to support sound business decisions. “This solution helps turn raw data into dollars by connecting decision makers to critical legacy data and enabling them to see its impact,” explained Donald T. Carson, Carvechi Technology’s president and CEO. “We’re able to assist professional, international and collegiate sports teams and event owners by helping them manage their data and gain valuable insights. It’s like having a virtual chief information officer.”

Utilizing provided data, advanced analytics, agile visualization and a real-time business platform, users can monitor team and player performance and create avenues for marketing and sales while tracking and predicting trends. They can create business and venue opportunities, better manage their venues and directly engage with fans year-round from virtually any location. Carvechi Technology plans to offer platforms for other industries in the near future, including healthcare and travel & hospitality.

“We’re excited that Carvechi Technology is offering PaaSage for Sports and Entertainment running on SAP HANA” said Steve Erdman, senior vice president of ISV and Platform Partnerships, SAP. “By integrating with SAP HANA, PaaSage is poised to change the game and accelerate customer adoption in the industry. This partnership marks the beginning of many exciting innovations and business opportunities.”

“We expect that this product will pay for itself and return a positive ROI,” Carson said. “It will provide high levels of information executives typically don’t have access to, especially regarding operations. They are likely to see many opportunities to save money and run their business better.”

About Carvechi Technology

Carvechi Technology (CT) is a minority-owned systems integrator providing innovative technology and near-shore development to large public and private organizations internationally. CT delivers a powerful blend of services, product knowledge and infrastructure to help its customers explore, discover and implement myriad technology products and solutions.  Based in Miami, Fla. and offering support via offices in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Austin, Texas and Costa Rica, CT works closely with industry leaders including Dell; Cisco; VMware; IBM and Citrix Systems. www.carvechitechnology.com

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CONTACT:
Don Carson
786.556.5025
DCarson@carvechi.com

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Verizon is First U.S. Wireless Company to Offer Roaming in Cuba

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It’s been about one month since the United States officially reopened its embassy in Cuba. Starting next week, Verizon Wireless customers who travel internationally can connect easily – including talk, messaging and data – while in the Caribbean’s largest nation, through the company’s Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option.

Verizon is the first U.S.-based wireless company to offer roaming in Cuba.

“Our customers are citizens of the world, and we want them to seamlessly enjoy a great Verizon experience wherever they travel,” said, Javier Farfan, vice president of cultural and segment marketing for Verizon. “By offering international services while traveling in Cuba, we are making it simple and easy for our customers to stay connected wherever and whenever they choose.”

The process is simple.  Customers using a World Device who are traveling to Cuba can opt-in to add the Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option.  While in Cuba, voice calls are $2.99 per minute, data is $2.05 per megabyte and standard international messaging rates apply. This allows customers the ability to stay connected while in Cuba.

With the addition of Cuba, Verizon offers international services in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information about international rates and qualifying phones, visit www.vzw.com/international

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, employs a diverse workforce of 178,500 and generated more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 109.5 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

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Vitel Mobile, Inc. Hosts Samsung’s GALAXY Note 4 Launch Party

DORAL, Fla., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Vitel Mobile, Inc. hosted Samsung’s GALAXY Note 4 Launch party at their new 78,000 SQ FT office and facility in Doral, Florida on Friday, November 21, 2014. Guests were given the full GALAXY Note 4 experience through larger than life stilt walking greeters, fluidic contortionists, exotic Samba dancers and Miami’s most hip DJ.  (photos of the Event – http://indiraphotography.pixieset.com/vitelmobile-samsunggalaxynote4event/ )

“Vitel Mobile, Inc. looks forward to continuing its great relationship with Samsung and is very excited to launch the new GALAXY Note 4,” said Mr. Rommey Bahhur, Vitel Mobile, Inc. CEO.  Vitel Mobile, Inc.’s staff has kicked it into full gear to make sure it has sufficient inventory to offer it is customers all of the latest Samsung models at the best price for this 2014 holiday shopping season.

About Vitel Mobile:
Established and managed by Industry Veterans since 2009, Vitel Mobile, Inc. has a cohesive sales and distribution channel that serves every country in Latin America and the Caribbean markets.  Vitel Mobile, Inc.’s headquarters is located in Miami, Florida; however, has global presence in Panama, Korea, China, Dubai and Israel.

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Media and Marketing Relations:
8950 NW 27 ST
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Avaya Named Nemertes PilotHouse Top Provider for Enterprise Video Conferencing

– Value and technology boost Avaya to the Top Provider for Video Conferencing for the enterprise, according to research study of 500 IT professionals

– Pricing, licensing clarity, strategic roadmap and actual costs help drive top ranking

– Avaya customers prove to be among the most loyal amidst four vendors

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Enterprise customers of four different vendors ranked Avaya as the top provider of video conferencing technologies according to industry analyst firm, Nemertes Research. As a result, Avaya has been designated the 2014 Nemertes PilotHouse Top Provider for Video Conferencing for the enterprise. High marks in value and technology helped garner the award which customers weighted as the most important factors in the rating criteria.

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Nemertes Research also found that Avaya customers are among the most loyal, with high scores received in the overall solution strategy and future roadmap category. Customers also appreciated the pricing, clarity of licensing and actual costs relative to Avaya’s video conferencing portfolio.

Based on feedback from the customer study and Nemertes’ analysis, the research report recommends that companies include top providers in any evaluation of video conferencing.

The research results from the feedback of 500 IT decision makers using collaboration technologies and was conducted in the Spring 2014 in the U.S.

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“The key to this research is that it’s based largely on ratings from those who know best: IT professionals who actually use the products and services. The 2012 acquisition of Radvision improved Avaya’s video conferencing capabilities to the point where it’s delivering an overall better experience to the enterprise than its competitors.”

Robin Gareiss, President, Nemertes Research

“The fast, multi-channel, virtual pace of business today requires powerful collaboration tools that easily fit a mobile lifestyle. Avaya’s video conferencing portfolio has been tested by some pretty tough critics who experience this every day: our own employees who are clocking over 50,000 video conferences each month. It’s especially gratifying to see that sentiment reflected by our customers and to be recognized as the Nemertes Pilothouse Top Provider.”

Gary Barnett, SVP and president, Collaboration, Avaya

Additional Resources
2014 Nemertes Pilothouse Award for Video Conferencing report
Avaya Video Collaboration
Free 14-day Avaya Video Trial

About Nemertes Research
Nemertes Research is a research-advisory and strategic-consulting firm that specializes in analyzing and quantifying the business value of emerging technologies. You can learn more about Nemertes Research at www.nemertes.com.

About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “should” or “will” or other similar terminology. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Avaya’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Nexus Networks Announces Launch Of Premier Lifestyle Channel Featuring Island Life

Producer and Journalist Jeanille Bonterre, Award-Winning Filmmaker Sean Michael Field Position Network as the Caribbean Connection to the World

CAYMAN ISLANDS, Caribbean, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Nexus Networks, co-founded by MTV TEMPO’s Jeanille Bonterre and award-winning filmmaker Sean Michael Field, today announced the launch of its premier lifestyle channel, which will be dedicated to bringing island life to the forefront through original programming.

Powered by LIME Cayman Islands, Nexus Networks presents the rhythm of the islands with universal appeal. Fusing the founders’ extensive professional experience and passion for Caribbean lifestyle, Nexus Networks is positioned as the Caribbean connection to the world.

As Nexus Networks CEO and executive producer of the popular travel series “Island Xclusive,” Bonterre is an innovator in the new era of the Caribbean media industry.

“Nexus means ‘core,’ and that is exactly what the Caribbean is to this authentic channel. Sean and I will show the world that the Caribbean is not just a destination, but a lifestyle to embrace,” Bonterre said.

This new channel will feature films, documentaries and reality shows as well as cultural and educational programming that will excite and intrigue a broad spectrum of viewers. To get a feel for the riddim of Nexus Networks, click here.

As COO, Field brings his multifaceted expertise, innovative ideas and industry experience to Nexus Networks. Field starred in the film “Wedding Day” and wrote the screenplay “Egress,” which recently won the Metropolitan College of New York Film Festival.

“In addition to building the Caribbean brand, we want to serve as a home for producers who seek to develop and deliver original multi-cultural programming,” Field said. “All programming on Nexus Networks has a local component, which is what makes it groundbreaking and essential to our mission to stay Caribbean while providing mass appeal.”

To learn more about channel availability or request programming in your area, visit http://www.nexusnetworks.tv/.

About Nexus Networks
Nexus Networks delivers the Caribbean Islands. From the sights and sounds to the action and excitement, the beat that makes the islands unique lives on Nexus Networks. The network embraces the mission of producing quality multi-cultural media featuring the Caribbean’s priceless resources, undeniable destinations and extraordinary people. For more information, visit http://www.nexusnetworks.tv/. Follow Nexus Networks on Twitter at @NexusNetworksTV and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nexusnetworkstv.

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Next Generation Network Management

With SaskTel International’s Service and Resource Inventory and Order Management solution, communication service providers can optimize fulfillment processes to leverage networks to their full capacity and keep an edge up on competition.

REGINA, Saskatchewan, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – SaskTel International (SI), a leading-edge communications software and services solution provider, has recently announced the release of a new Service and Resource Inventory and Order Management solution for wireline communications networks. The application comes in response to the elusive pursuit of communication service providers (CSPs) to drive efficiencies, identify cost savings and optimize the delivery of services over their existing networks.

The communications industry is rapidly evolving. Exponential growth in data consumption is the new reality as forecasts project that broadband traffic over fixed networks will increase at a rate of approximately 50%, year over year. As CSPs look to deliver an enhanced quality of service and customer experience to an ever demanding customer base, both their networks and the applications used to manage and maintain service fulfillment must keep pace. Legacy systems cannot optimally handle the new services, devices and increased modernization and complexity of today’s networks.. Robust and scalable applications, such as SI’s new inventory and order management solution, have become a necessity as CSPs look to remain competitive and viable in the future.

SaskTel, a large tier II North American CSP, has already begun implementation of the new solution. “The new market has dictated that CSP’s must transform the way they deliver and manage services,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel’s President and CEO. “In today’s competitive market, those who cannot deliver to customer demand risk losing business to competitors that can”. The new solution enables CSPs to enhance the delivery of their mission critical services over both copper and fiber-based networks. CSPs are empowered to seamlessly manage flow-through provisioning and assignment activity, as well as gain accurate visibility through end-to-end inventories of their networks.

SI’s application suite, including the new inventory and order management application, utilizes the latest Java-based technologies and is built with the expertise that comes with SI’s successful 25+ years of experience delivering solutions to the communications industry. Furthermore, through alignment with industry frameworks, best practices and standards, SI applications enable a proven, service-oriented approach to operations and integration. Standards such as the Telemanagement (TM) Forum Frameworx model play an essential role in defining the business processes, functional areas and integration methods leveraged by SI’s application suite.

For CSPs, this translates into lower operating costs, increased portability, enhanced scalability and simplified integration with other applications. Most of all, the new solution supports the ability to optimize service delivery over the next generation networks of today and the future, enabling CSPs to position themselves ahead of the competition and technology curve. When supplemented with SI’s broader portfolio of fulfillment and assurance operation support system (OSS) software, CSPs can realize new levels of efficiencies and cost reduction while driving an enhanced quality of service and customer experience.

The new solution marks an important stride forward in optimizing the way that CSPs fulfill services in times of increased complexity and customer expectation. Through these times of uncertainty, SI will continue to lead the way in delivering world class applications and solutions that support CSPs through their continued transformation.

About SaskTel International:

SaskTel International (SI) was established in 1986 as a subsidiary of SaskTel, a multi-service communications service provider with over a century of successful operating experience. SI leverages the expertise, industry firsts, lessons-learned, and resources of SaskTel to market leading-edge software solutions and professional services for service providers worldwide.

As a full solutions provider, SI offers service fulfillment and assurance software products along with services such as consulting, design and deployment, support, system integration, managed services, certification, software development, resourcing, and training. SI solution deployments have supported service providers in over 40 countries and 6 continents to envision and deliver a more connected world.

For more information please visit:
www.sasktelinternational.com

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For media inquiries only, please contact

Tara Tibeau, SaskTel External Communications
306-777-4548
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Aeropost Intl./Aerocasillas Ships 10 Millionth Package

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Aeropost International Services Inc./Aerocasillas, an innovative company in cross-border e-commerce solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, shipped their 10 millionth package this past Wednesday, February 19th! To commemorate this major milestone, Aeropost/Aerocasillas celebrated with the Trinidadian customer who received package # 10 million by providing a limousine to pick him up at his home for an event at the Company’s offices on the island. After an Aeropost/Aerocasillas news conference was held, the customer of honor was awarded with a US $1,000 shopping spree with Aeropost/Aerocasillas. The company’s CEO, Fredjoseph Goldner was pleased to announce this milestone:
“We at Aeropost/Aerocasillas are proud of this important event and the service that we provide in 38 markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is great to be sharing this milestone event with our outstanding Trinidadian operation, a very important contributor to our $1B mark in merchandise shipped through our network.”

Opening a World of Possibilities
Bringing the world of online shopping to new customers continues to be a priority for Aeropost.

By eliminating boundaries and shortening distances, the company provides a solution for customers to shop the brands they know and love but cannot find in their home countries. Aeropost/Aerocasillas has over 25 years of experience serving 38 countries through more than 100 stores in LATAM and the Caribbean. Having developed its own cutting-edge e-commerce systems and solutions, including AeroShopUSA.com, Aeropost/Aerocasillas continues to make online shopping an easier and happier experience.

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Capacity Media Select Dominican Republic to Host Regionally Acclaimed Telecom Carrier Business Meeting

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – The Dominican Republic is becoming one of the fastest-growing economies in the Caribbean and Latin America, reaping the rewards of policies facilitating more open trade and experiencing great levels of international investment. Within its dynamic and developing economy, the Dominican telecom industry is thriving and becoming one of the best-served telecommunications platforms in the Caribbean.

Among numerous industry investments currently in the spotlight, the World Bank is supporting the roll-out of a national fibre-optic network and European private-equity firm Altice Group is finalising its acquisition of Orange Dominicana and Tricom Group, reflecting the growing interest in this market.

In light of this international recognition, globally respected telecoms media brand Capacity Media have selected the Dominican Republic as the host island for the most important C-level event for the Caribbean telecoms community. Taking place on the 4 & 5 February 2014 in Santo Domingo, the event serves as the annual meeting place for telecom ministers, regulatory bodies and local and international executives, providing a platform for the industry to discuss critical challenges, opportunities and mechanisms for encouraging development and growth. High-profile speakers this year include Paul Scott, President of Columbus Networks who will deliver the opening keynote and address the company’s recent acquisitions and strategy for the future. He will be followed by leading regulatory figures including Jean-Marie Guillaume, Director General of Conatel Haiti, Chris Seecheran, CEO of TATT and Spencer Thomas, Chairman of NTRC Grenada who will unite for a regulatory roundtable aimed at discussing strategies to align regulatory policy with accelerated regional development.

Discussing the event’s move to Santo Domingo, Rhian Collinson, Head of Conferences at Capacity Media commented, “in the last few years there have been significant developments in the Dominican telecoms market gaining international attention and making it an exciting time for the island to host the biggest regional event for the wholesale telecoms industry. The objective of this year’s event is to expand its audience from Spanish speaking Caribbean and Latin America in order to reflect the entirety of the region and provide an event that can actively contribute to the development of wholesale telecoms.”

For more information on Capacity Caribbean 2014 (4 & 5 February 2014) please contact Katie Anderson, Senior Conference Producer at katie.anderson@capacitymedia.com or call +44-(0)20-7779-7290.

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Petrotechnics & University of Trinidad and Tobago Celebrate the First Graduating Candidates from Integral Hazard Awareness Courses

HOUSTON, 29 October 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Following the successful launch of the strategic partnership between Petrotechnics and the University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT) in late 2012, the partnership has successfully certified its first graduates in the Hazard Identification and Task Risk Assessment courses. The courses were designed to help develop locally supported high quality critical hazard awareness and risk assessment capabilities for the oil and gas workforce in the region.

The initiative prompted by bp Trinidad and Tobago recognised the need for locally provided consistent and ongoing training for its offshore workers as well as to develop local capability in this space. Bp’s strong ongoing connection to both Petrotechnics and UTT offered a powerful self-sustaining business model using Petrotechnics’ world renowned training consultants to deliver its unparalleled ‘train the trainer’ courses within a highly respected academic institution.

After a year, this ground-breaking programme has produced the first series of fully certified trainers. The first crop of graduates have been assessed in a broad range of Control of Work competencies including Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment (HITRA) and Sentinel PRO® Level 1 and 2 training courses.

Petrotechnics’ senior training consultant, Mike Bowie, spent over a week supervising the final assessments for the candidates. To make sure that the programme produced more than conceptual understanding, the candidates were put through intensive and comprehensive observation of their learning and technical application by real life bp delegates.

Following the successful field assessment as part of this certification of these first candidates, they are now able to provide hazard awareness and CoW training for local workers without supervision.

Speaking of the partnership and progress, Iain Mackay, Executive Vice President of Petrotechnics stated “It’s a major milestone for all parties, Petrotechnics, bp , the University and most of all for the successful candidates. Petrotechnics has always been a firm believer in empowering individuals and local communities. Especially when it comes to ensuring safer, more effective risk management in our industry. With our track record of delivering safety education and industry leading work management software solutions including our new Operational Performance & Predictive Risk platform, Proscient; the support of UTT and the growth of the local industry cultivating self sustaining local safety capabilities was the most logical and rewarding thing to do. We hope these first few candidates will be the start of a significant wave of local safety talent within the region. ”

Zameer Mohammed, Assistant Vice President of the UTT’s Profession Education Unit commented on the successful engagement among the stakeholders: “The initiative was one of the better examples of an entrepreneurial engagement among industry, academia, and community. This triple helix engagement was an approach consistent with the University’s mission. The result of this inevitably can produce a cadre of Trinidad and Tobago nationals fully equipped with the competency set to sustain the requirements of industry.”

Petrotechnics and UTT have plans to build in the partnership, adding annual re-accreditation and expanding the coverage of the courses to include Isolations Management and Safety Leadership.

For more information on these and other programmes, look at http://www.petrotechnics.com/services-and-training/our-courses

About Petrotechnics
Petrotechnics was founded with a vision to keep more people safe in hazardous industries.  Our award winning solutions have been helping customers transform their frontline operations for over the past 15 years.

Petrotechnics as an organization knows first-hand the challenges your organization faces.  We have been helping companies improve their production efficiency and lower operational risk for almost 15 years.  Our software systems have served as the cornerstone for more than 22 companies across 385 sites on 6 continents and more than 50,000 users to optimize how they manage workload against risk according to policy.

Our customers see tangible hard ROI in the form of fewer unplanned shutdowns, faster turnarounds, reduced maintenance backlog, reduction in permit & contractor wait time and of course improved management of operational risk.  Our background, track record and passion about keeping people safe can help you be more successful whether it’s a single plant or a global implementation.

Petrotechnics is based in Aberdeen, UK and offices in Houston, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.   www.petrotechnics.com

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Cloud Capital Group Brings Advanced Mobile Security Features to the Caribbean with AirWatch’s Enterprise Mobility Management Solutions

Cloud Capital Group partners with AirWatch, and brings the largest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider to the Caribbean


CaribPR Wire, Tues. October 22, 2013: Cloud Capital Group (CCG), the Caribbean’s trusted advisor and a leading provider of mobility solutions, today announced its partnership with AirWatch®, the global leader and innovator in mobile security and the largest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider.

As an essential part of conducting business, the mobile, “on-the-go” office is a part of every professional’s day. Although this increases productivity and efficiency of a workforce, it poses myriad concerns for management – most notably, business security. When implementing a mobile device policy, organizations leave themselves vulnerable to potential security threats.

“AirWatch and Cloud Capital Group share a common goal of providing simple and robust mobile device management solutions,” said Cesar Berenguer, Director of Business Development for Latam at AirWatch. “With Cloud Capital Group’s wide-range of solutions and their experience in the region, we are excited about the future of this partnership and the benefits it will bring to Caribbean businesses.”

AirWatch enables businesses and organizations to manage mobile device deployments of all sizes. With AirWatch from CCG, organizations have the ability to quickly merge devices into their environment, configure and update device settings over-the-air, enforce security policies and compliance, secure mobile access to corporate resources, and remotely lock and wipe managed devices. There is no need to worry about a specific device platform. AirWatch supports a diverse fleet of Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS X, Symbian, and Windows devices from a single management console, making it the perfect solution for any mobile environment.

Most importantly, with Cloud Capital Group, businesses are able to take advantage of AirWatch’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution in a hosted or on-premise deployment that’s backed by 24/7/365 support, along with a dedicated team with proven expertise in mobility. Cloud Capital Group’s in-depth understanding of the latest products, technologies and innovations provides peace of mind to organizations seeking to manage their devices, applications and content.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer AirWatch, and we are confident our customers will feel the same way” said Bryan Sklar, COO of Cloud Capital Group. “The growth of mobility in the region is continually on the rise and there is a need for mobility management solutions. We believe in the product and look forward to providing a solution to the region’s businesses and organizations that can secure mobile environments in a simplified manner.”

Contact Cloud Capital Group directly today to learn how to enroll in a 30-day free trial of AirWatch.

About AirWatch

AirWatch is the world’s largest mobile security and enterprise mobility management provider with more than 8,000 customers and more than 1,500 global associates. The largest customer base, combined with the largest research and development team in the industry, allows AirWatch to provide the broadest functionality at the lowest cost. The AirWatch platform, featuring industry-leading mobile device management and application management, also incorporates the most secure content management solution, Secure Content Locker™. These solutions can be used stand-alone for unique BYOD requirements or as a comprehensive, highly scalable enterprise-grade mobility platform.

About Cloud Capital Group

Cloud Capital Group (CCG) is a global business technology company providing white-label cloud services for resale, support, maintenance, that also provides infrastructure build consulting, training and marketing for global telecommunications carriers, technology resellers, and managed service providers. CCG bridges the gap for these organizations by providing turnkey solutions to allow quick access to a wide array of applications and solutions running on our own infrastructure. Cloud Capital Group (CCG) prides itself on being more than just a cloud technology company. CCG works hand-in-hand with our customers, and shares the rewards of a successful partnership.

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TeleCommunication Systems Deploys Award-Winning Locator Applications with Claro Central America

Leading Workforce and Family Locator Applications Now Available for Central America Family and Enterprise Subscribers


ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, announced today the deployment of TCS Family Locator™ and TCS Workforce Locator™ applications for wireless subscribers of Claro, a subsidiary of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. By leveraging TCS’ experience and award-winning, secure and easy-to-use location applications, Claro Central America will provide an additional value-added service to personal and business subscribers. Claro Central America is branding their locator applications as Localizame Familia and Localizame Empresa.

News Facts:

  • Subscribers can access these services with both GPS- and non-GPS-enabled handsets.
  • These locator applications seamlessly integrate with the operator’s network location infrastructure to support handsets without GPS.
  • For even more precise location and to reduce network traffic, Claro Central America has deployed TCS’ patented XLSA agent which interacts directly with GPS-capable handsets.
  • Claro Central America is initially offering their Localizame Familia and Localizame Empresa applications to subscribers in Guatemala with plans to expand service throughout Central America.
  • A Frost & Sullivan award winner, TCS’ end-to-end location-based services (LBS) solution provides a comprehensive applications portfolio, mapping and data servers, a robust middleware platform, location servers that support coarse and precise location for GSM and CDMA devices, and LBS Assistance Data Services.

TCS Family Locator:

  • Whether a family member is indoors or outside, TCS Family Locator enables families to stay connected using the latest in positioning technologies, including assisted GPS and network-based solutions.
  • Via desktop, mobile application or SMS, subscribers can locate family members and receive detailed location information, including approximate address.
  • TCS Family Locator allows users to pinpoint nearby points of interest and share details and directions with family and friends.
  • TCS Family Locator also allows subscribers to be alerted of family member locations at predefined, scheduled times.

TCS Workforce Locator:

  • TCS Workforce Locator provides greater control of mobile assets for organizations through an easy-to-use, cost-effective, web-based solution that locates specified employees, directs them to destinations and enables group communication via text messaging.
  • With enhanced administrative controls, TCS Workforce Locator heightens visibility into mobile workforces, optimizes efficiency and improves response time while complying with privacy initiatives.
  • Administrators can track workers on a predefined schedule or be alerted of arrivals and departures from administer-defined zones.
  • Advanced features include enhanced security and the ability to delegate administrative management to field managers and regional offices.

TCS is a global leader in wireless LBS technology. It provides complete, end-to-end wireless LBS solutions that include branded and private-label applications, infrastructure, mapping and content for leading consumer brands, content providers, voice service providers and more than 70 customers worldwide. TCS developed the world’s first precise wireless location platform, and it is the industry’s leading provider of LBS infrastructure. Using innovative mobile cloud computing services, TCS offers top revenue-producing applications for navigation, hyper-local search, workforce tracking and family locators. For more information on TCS LBS services, visit http://www.telecomsys.com/products/location-based-services/apps/default.aspx

Supporting Quotes:

TCS Commercial Solutions Group President Jay Whitehurst said:
“Claro understands its subscribers’ need for trustworthy, secure applications and has taken a leadership role in helping both businesses and families. Using TCS applications, Claro continues to provide first-class service to their customers with Localizame Empresa for workers on the road and Localizame Familia to help families stay connected and protected.”

Carlos Rios, Central America Marketing Director, said:
“Many organizations are managing increasingly large mobile workforces and demanding a reliable mobile asset management solution that can be customized to their unique needs. Localizame Empresa enables organizations to conveniently locate and manage remote workers, thereby improving internal communication, efficiency, productivity, safety and security, while mitigating privacy concerns. Localizame Familia allows family users to quickly and conveniently locate and communicate with family members, as well as to easily share their location in a secure manner.

About Claro in Central America:
Claro is the only operator in the region that provides total solutions in wireless services, broadband access, cable TV and landlines, as well as the best rates and coverage in Central America.

About AMX:
AMX is the leading provider of wireless services in Latin America. As of June 30th, 2013, it had 328.8 million accesses.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of individuals around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS’ cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS’ current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include those detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K year ended December 31, 2012 and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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Company Contact:      Claro Contact:            Media Contact:         Investor Relations:

Meredith Allen        Litza de Escoba           Nadel Phelan           Liolios Group, Inc.

410-295-1865          litza.delcid@claro.com.gt Graham Sorkin          Scott Liolios

MAllen@telecomsys.com 831-440-2406              graham@nadelphelan.com 949-574-3860

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Digicel selects NAAP Global Solutions to provide Telecom Asset Management Software in the Caribbean

-        The agreement includes the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadalupe and the French Guiana

-        The NAAP´s Asset Management portfolio enables telecommunications companies to optimize and reduce their operational costs.

CaribPR Wire, Martinique, September 5, 2013.- Digicel has selected the NAAP Software(c) platform for their operation in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana,. This Program is multi-modular asset lifecycle software that helps telecom operators to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs.

The NAAP Software(c) is one component of a complete array of services branded as NAAP Solution [TM], which provides as well 3D laser scanning of Telecommunication Sites and barcoding and network asset Inventory.

With the techniques of NAAP Global Solutions, Digicel will maximize the tracking and management of 350 telecom sites, drastically reducing operating expenses. Under the agreement, this solution will also include conducting a detailed inventory of over 50,000 installed telecommunications assets, barcoding and high definition 3D laser scanning.

Donato Van Splunteren, Vice President of Sales of NAAP Global Solutions, commented: “In Digicel we identified a real need and we positioned NAAP as the unified solution that will give them visibility and control over their assets.  Upon project completion, Digicel will have an operational tool that will enable the company to have a consolidated view of assets that are deployed in distant geographical territories, simplifying and empowering the decision making process.  Furthermore, NAAP offers flexibility: customers have the choice between two business models of NAAP (Purchase Licenses or Software as a Service). The implementation is modular and it offers professional services in order to assist the organization in its own implementation, and the ability to customize and develop customer-specific solutions. Once we are done with the implementation, Digicel will have all asset related information readily available to be useful to them from day one.”

ABOUT NAAP GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, NAAP has been able to establish itself as a leading company in telecommunications asset managing in the region, with operators tracking assets through the NAAP Software platform in over 15 countries.

The innovative program NAAP Global Solutions enables operators to address the growing need for Telecom operational support systems (OSS) and expense management (TEM).

For more information about the company, visit: http://www.naapsolution.com

ABOUT DIGICEL

Digicel Group Limited is a leading global communications provider with operations in 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 12 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$4.5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

Digicel runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams and individuals including the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt and Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel also sponsors the West Indies cricket team.  Since 2012, Digicel has been the title sponsor of the Myanmar Football Federation and the Myanmar Special Olympics Federation.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.

Digicel sélectionne NAAP Global Solutions pour fournir le logiciel spécialisé de gestion des actifs de telecom dans les Caraïbes

-        L’accord inclut les îles des Caraïbes suivantes : la Martinique, la Guadeloupe et la Guyane française

-        La gestion du portefeuille des actifs de NAAP permet aux entreprises de télécommunications d’optimiser et de réduire leurs coûts d’exploitation.

CaribPR Wire, Martinique, septembre 05, 2013.- Digicel a sélectionné la plate-forme du logiciel(c) NAAP pour leur activité en Martinique, Guadeloupe et Guyane française. Ce programme est un logiciel multi-modulaire du cycle de vie des actifs qui aide les opérateurs de télécoms à améliorer l’efficacité opérationnelle et de réduire les coûts.

Le Logiciel(c) NAAP est un élément d’un éventail trés complet des services de la marque de NAAP Solution [TM], qui fournit aussi le balayage au laser 3D des Sites de télécommunications, codages à barres et l’inventaire du réseau des actifs.

Avec les techniques de NAAP Global Solutions, Digicel maximisera le suivi et la gestion des 350 sites de télécom, réduisant drastiquement les dépenses d’exploitation. En vertu de l’accord, cette solution comprendra également la réalisation d’un inventaire détaillé de plus de 50 000 actifs de télécommunications installés, du codage a barres et du balayage en 3D de haute définition

Donato Van Splunteren, vice-président des ventes de NAAP Global Solutions, a commenté : « A Digicel, nous avons identifié un besoin réel et nous avons positionné NAAP comme étant la solution unifiée qui leur donnera une visibilité et un contrôle sur leurs actifs. À la fin du projet, Digicel aura un outil opérationnel qui permettra à l’entreprise d’avoir une vue consolidée des actifs qui sont déployées dans les territoires géographiques éloignés, simplifiant et en valorisant le processus de la prise de décision  En outre, NAAP offre de la flexibilité : les clients ont le choix entre deux modèles d’affaires de NAAP (acheter des licences ou des logiciels comme service). L’éxecution est modulaire et offre des services professionnels afin d’aider l’organisation de sa propre mise en œuvre et la possibilité de personnaliser et de développer des solutions spécifiques au client. Dans le cas de Digicel, une fois que nous avons terminé la mise en œuvre, ils auront toutes les informations associés aux actifs immédiatement disponibles afin de leur être utile dès le premier jour. »

A PROPOS DE NAAP GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Basé à Tortola, îles Vierges britanniques, NAAP a su s’imposer comme une entreprise leader dans la gestion des actifs de télécommunications de la région.

Le programme novateur NAAP Global Solutions permet aux opérateurs de répondre aux besoins croissant des systèmes d’assistance opérationnels des télécom (Operational support system OSS) et de la gestion des dépenses (TEM).

Pour plus d’informations sur l’entreprise, visitez : http://www.naapsolution.com

A PROPOS DE DIGICEL

Digicel Group Limited est l’un des principaux fournisseurs de communications dans le monde avec des activités sur 31 marchés dans les Caraïbes, l’Amérique centrale et l’Asie Pacifique. Après 12 années d’exploitation, l’investissement total à ce jour s’élève à plus 4,5 milliards US$ dans le monde entier. L’entreprise est renommée pour fournir le meilleur rapport qualité/prix, le meilleur service et le meilleur réseau.

Digicel gère une grande quantité d’initiatives communautaires dans ses marchés et a mis en place les fondations Digicel en Jamaïque, Haïti, Papouasie, Nouvelle-Guinée et Trinidad et Tobago qui mettent l’accent sur les programmes de développement éducatif, culturel et social.

Digicel est le principal sponsor d’équipe de sport collectif et individuelle des Caraïbes, d’Amérique centrale et Pacifique dont l’homme le plus rapide du monde, Usain Bolt et d’équipes olympiques spéciaux d’un bout à l’autre de ces régions. Digicel parraine également l’équipe de cricket des Antilles.  Depuis 2012, Digicel est le sponsor de titre de la fédération du football de Myanmar et de la fédération de Jeux Olympiques spéciaux de Myanmar.

Visitez www.digicelgroup.compour plus d’informations.

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