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Press Release


Cable & Wireless, the global telecommunications company, today (30 July 2002) announced that it has achieved Gold Re-Certification from Cisco Systems, Inc. for its expertise in selling, implementing and supporting Cisco network solutions, as part of the Cisco partner programme.

“The purpose of our Certification Program is to build channel partner expertise,” said Nick Watson, Director of Operations, Unified Channels organisation, Cisco Systems UK & Ireland. “Gold Re-Certification status provides strong recognition of Cable & Wireless’ ongoing commitment to delivering superior network knowledge and customer service.”

The Cisco Partner Certification Program offers world-class technical and sales training. The program also ensures the consistent delivery of industry-leading support by maintaining rigorous standards for network expertise and support capabilities.

The Re-Certification follows Cable & Wireless’ success at the Cisco EMEA Awards 2001, where it was named ‘Global Service Provider and Reseller of the Year.’ Eamonn Dullaghan, VP indirect & partner sales, Cable & Wireless, said, “Re-certification is a strong endorsement of Cable & Wireless’ expertise in IP. By working with Cisco, we are well positioned to deliver managed solutions that meet the needs of our customers.”

Cisco certified partners enjoy several program benefits. These include a listing on the Cisco Partner Locator, making it easy for potential customers to find the company, access to password protected Cisco web sites (which have training information, marketing and sales tools as well as event and seminar information) and increased access to Cisco technical support teams and product information.

About Cable & Wireless
Cable & Wireless is a major global telecommunications business with revenue of over £5.9 billion (US$8.6 billion) in the year to 31 March 2002 and customers in 70 countries. The company consists of two core and complementary divisions: Cable & Wireless Regional and Cable & Wireless Global. Cable & Wireless Regional offers a full range of telecommunications services in 33 countries around the world. Cable & Wireless Global’s focus for future growth is on IP (Internet protocol) and data services and solutions for business customers. It has developed advanced IP networks and value-added services in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this strategy. With its financial strength and the capability of its global IP infrastructure, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of global coverage and services to business customers. For more information about Cable & Wireless, go to For further information, please contact:


Katherine Smailes
Cable & Wireless
Tel: +44 (0)20 7315 3564

Lisa Atherfold
Brodeur Worldwide (for Cable & Wireless)
Tel: +44 1753 44 8867

Joanne Begbie
Brodeur Worldwide (for Cable & Wireless)
Tel: +44 1753 44 8848