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To improve internet services in the Cayman Islands, government is largely focusing on improving local fixed-line networks, with Premier Alden McLaughlin announcing earlier this month that his administration intends to install its own fiber-optic cables in the under-served eastern districts.
When former Cable & Wireless CEO Tim Adam started his telecommunications career in the 1970s, much of the Cayman Islands’ tourism and financial sectors communicated with the rest of the world via “telex,” a network of machines that could send and receive text-based messages to each other.
Cable & Wireless parent company Liberty Global announced last week that it has completed the separation of its Latin American and Caribbean businesses – including the Cayman branch of Flow – into a separate entity called Liberty Latin America.
Liberty Global, the parent company of Flow and Cable & Wireless, plans on separating its Caribbean and Latin American businesses into a separate corporate entity by the end of the year, the telecommunications company announced in recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Cable & Wireless’ parent company, Liberty Global, recorded operating losses of around US$202 million in its Latin America and Caribbean markets during the third quarter of this year, due in large part to damage wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to the company’s Q3 financial results.
The Security Centre Limited visited the annual ASIS conference in Dallas, Texas, last month and stood out with a new innovation. Security Centres International, the international branch of the Cayman Islands company, introduced a product line that included a blast protection system, a mobile video surveillance tower, and a new 3-D printed carbon fiber drone called the Aegis Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Walkers Articled Clerk Erin Panton complete her legal training and was called to the Cayman Islands Bar on Sept. 22. Her application was moved by Ingrid Pierce, Walkers’ Global Managing Partner, before Justice Robin McMillan. Ms. Panton is Walkers’ 46th Caymanian articled clerk to be called to the Bar. She was articled to Partner Dorothy Scott.
Don’t let the nondescript appearance fool you: The gray, three-story Flow building on the corner of Eastern Avenue and Shedden Road is a crucial cog in Cayman’s economic engine.
Cable & Wireless Communications is continuing its field-tests of faster mobile internet technology. The parent company of telecommunications provider Flow in Cayman has successfully completed a Gigabit LTE trial in Antigua and Barbuda and has started to test a pre-5G network, the company said.
John Reid has been confirmed as chief executive officer of C&W Communications. The telecommunications company, which operates in 18 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, was recently acquired by TV and broadband company Liberty Global.
Any pirates who have replaced their muskets with putters and favor greens over grog, will want to sign up for the Pirates Week Charity Golf Tournament being held at the North Sound Golf Club on Oct. 28.
This weekend, telecoms company Flow plans to install new hardware for a major upgrade to the undersea fiber connection to Jamaica, one of the two “pipes” that allow Internet users in Cayman to connect with the rest of the world. The cable, connecting Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac and Jamaica, will get an added 100Gbps capacity.
New rules issued by Cayman’s telecoms regulator mean that licensed companies will have to report outages or could face fines. Cayman’s phone providers, most notably Cable & Wireless, known as Flow, have recently had a number of high-profile outages.
In the Sept. 28, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Brac Correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:
IT overseer Information and Communications Technology Authority said Wednesday it was “fed up” with local telecommunications company FLOW after the group did not notify the regulator of Tuesday’s 10-hour islandwide service outage.
Flow president Michele English spent two days in a whirlwind of meetings with Cayman Islands government ministers and regulators this week.