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Cable & Wireless (West Indies) Ltd. is a leading wholly owned telecommunications subsidiary of the Britishmarker-based parent company Cable & Wireless plc. On 2008 November 03, the company will be rebranded as LIME (Land, Internet, Mobile and Entertainment). This regional subsidiary covers fifteen former British colonies of the Caribbean region and is made up of several fairly autonomous Cable & Wireless telecommunications business units.

Many of these Cable & Wireless units operate as the native incumbent telecommunications service providers in the islands where they reside and offer an array of services.


  • International and domestic voice telephone services;
  • Data/IP services such as ADSL, Frame, or ISDN via the brand name Caribsurf;
  • Mobile/Wireless services including Blackberry;
  • other services including satellite-based communications and television services for select countries.

Historical and current

The history of Cable and Wireless' network build-out in the Caribbean region dates back to the 1880s. In recent times the West Indies unit has been considered 'key' in global revenue turnover. Cable & Wireless (West Indies) Ltd. is currently the most profitable market outside of the United Kingdom for the parent company Cable and Wireless Plc. The overall primary markets of C&W are: The United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Panama, Macau and Monaco.

C&W regional profits

In 2005 according to the 2005 C&W annual report:

  • United Kingdom turnover: £1,602 million
  • Caribbean turnover: £550 million
  • Panama turnover: £257 million
  • Macau turnover: £117 million
  • Monaco Telecom turnover: £100 million
  • Rest of the World turnover: £167 million
  • Figures are from the financial report released to its shareholders the current listed financial breakdown for CWPLC is as formentioned by regional business segment.

Company business units in the Caribbean


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