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San Jose, Calif. – May 1, 2002 – Frost & Sullivan today announced Cable & Wireless (NYSE: CWP) is the recipient of its prestigious 2002 Market Engineering Leadership award.

In a new Frost & Sullivan market analysis, entitled “U.S. Web Hosting Report” (A133-79), Cable & Wireless was identified as the number one market leader, accounting for 26 percent of the total revenues in the large-enterprise hosting sector.

Through its astute acquisition strategy, Cable & Wireless has been able to capitalize on affordable hosting and managed service assets, combining the strengths of Digital Island and Exodus Communications into a new business branded Exodus, a Cable & Wireless Service, in North America and Cable & Wireless in the rest of the world. Backed by the global reach and financial strength of Cable & Wireless, along with a full spectrum of Internet services with a Tier 1 network, the new company has already emerged as a powerful market leader.

Frost & Sullivan further predicts that Cable & Wireless will effectively manage the integration process and notes that the company is already on track with the completion of its initial integration milestones. Since the beginning of April, when the integration process officially began for the Exodus service, the senior management team and its members’ respective roles have been identified; a thorough product rationalization process has been implemented; and the annual operating plan and metrics for fiscal year 2003 have been defined.

“Cable & Wireless’ strategic acquisitions over the past year have provided the company with a top notch hosting infrastructure without the enormous debt load associated with the infrastructure buildouts of the 1990’s,” said Frost & Sullivan industry analyst, Jarad Carleton. “That situation bodes well for the future profit potential of Exodus.”

“We’re very pleased to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our collective strength as a market leader in Internet hosting services. We are able to offer customers greater stability and global reach, an enhanced quality of service and a broader spectrum of Internet services,” stated Bill Austin, CEO of Exodus, a Cable & Wireless Service.

For a complete copy of the “U.S. Web Hosting” analysis, please visit

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, a global leader in international strategic market consulting and training, presents Market Engineering Awards to companies that demonstrate the diligence, perseverance and dedication required to develop a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Frost & Sullivan rigorously analyzes specific criteria to determine Market Engineering Award recipients in a variety of regional and global market landscapes. Founded in 1961, Frost & Sullivan is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices located worldwide. For further information, visit

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


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