BRIDGETOWN, Barbados CMC – The British telecommunications giant, Cable and Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC) says it is investing US$160 million in Barbados as the Company rolled out its new retail brand, Flow, as part of the multi-million dollar merger with Columbus International Inc.
Flow Country Manager Niall Sheehy, speaking at the launch, said that there would be a number of significant developments for Barbados.
“What we have today is the product of two legacies working in unison to meet our customers’ needs,” said Sheehy.
As a result of the merger, Flow said, it is positioning Barbados as the first country in the world with 100 per cent Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband connectivity.
“The FTTH network will allow the company to bring new and cutting edge services to its customers. As a start, customers will receive telephone (mobile and landline) video, audio, television and just about any other kind of digital data stream using Flow’s comprehensive FTTH broadband connection.”
Sheehy said that the consumers will also benefit from bundling of products, new and exciting apps and the ability to access products and services from a variety of platforms, via its network.
He said the company is currently transitioning all of its products and services to the Flow brand. He noted that the transition phase will take some time, during which customers may still see communications using the former LIME and Flow brands.
In April, CWC announced that it had completed its US$1.85 billion acquisition of 100 per cent of the equity of Columbus International Inc.