By MercoPress

British telecommunication company, Cable and Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC) Tuesday announced it had completed its US$1.85 billion acquisition Columbus International Inc (CII).

“This is a transformational deal for Cable and Wireless Communications. Columbus Communications is an outstanding business; not only do we add significant fiber optic submarine backhaul and terrestrial broadband and TV capability to our leading mobile and legacy copper networks in the Caribbean, but our complementary B2B divisions can now offer geographical focus and a wider product offering in the faster-growing Latin American markets,” said CWC chief executive officer, Phil Bentley.

Bentley said CWC, which operates in the Caribbean under the name LIME, indicated ‘we expect the operating synergies to be significant; together, the new merged company creates the opportunity to invest more, grow faster, and provide an improved customer experience and, most importantly, a development opportunity for our people that either company could never have achieved on their own.

“There has been an extensive and professional regulatory review, with appropriate remedies. We are pleased we now have the necessary government support to conclude this important transaction and to start making the financial commitments required to deliver an outstanding customer experience and to enhance the telecommunications infrastructure and economic development of the communities we serve.”

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