Cable&Wireless Worldwide Extends its Relationship With Aviva

By Cablewireless Worldwide, PRNE
Monday, May 23, 2011

LONDON, May 24, 2011 -

    - Leading Global Insurance Provider Selects Cable&Wireless
      Worldwide to Provide Data Services in Europe

    - Contract to Consolidate Communications Across its European

Aviva Europe, a leading insurer in the region, has selected
Cable&Wireless Worldwide to provide a fully managed communications backbone
across its European markets. The initial three year contract is the first
step towards a single converged voice and data network across the continent
as part of Aviva's European transformation programme.

The decision to move to one infrastructure provider underpins
Aviva Europe's strategy, designed to transform the company into one truly
effective pan-European business.

Aviva Europe's previous network was delivered by several
service providers and C&W Worldwide was selected as its partner of choice for
the consolidation following a competitive tender. C&W Worldwide currently
provides a fully managed communications solution to Aviva in the UK and

Philippe Gibert, Technology and IT Infrastructure Director
Aviva Europe, explains: "This converged network is a vital component to our
European transformation programme. The fast, resilient and secure services
provided by C&W Worldwide will be fundamental for our future development."

Jim Marsh, Chief Executive Officer at C&W Worldwide, comments:
"This contract is a clear example of how we can help our current customers
optimise their communications internationally and is a natural extension of
our present relationship. We are excited to have been chosen by Aviva Europe
to help them realise their vision. By consolidating Aviva Europe's networks,
we will not only help them realise better efficiencies but also ensure that
they will be freed up to focus their attention and resources on encouraging

About Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.) is a leading global
telecoms company providing a wide range of high-quality managed voice, data,
hosting and IP-based services and applications to large multinational
companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers across the UK, Asia
, India, Middle East & Africa, Continental Europe and North America.
Established in the 1860s, Cable&Wireless Worldwide helps more than 6,000
organisations deliver their goals. The Group's vision is to be the first
choice for mission critical communications.

Reaching 20,500km in length, Cable&Wireless Worldwide owns the
UK's largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms, and
provides ubiquitous nationwide access through a combination of fibre,
digital, microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in
over 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 864 unbundled exchanges covering
56% of the population.

Internationally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide's global
next-generation network (NGN) stretches to more than 425,000km, including
interests in 60 global cable systems, enabling connectivity to more than 150
countries. The Group's IP-based Multi-Service Platform operates at the core
of our NGN, offering a single environment on which voice and data
applications can be converged to drive business efficiencies. Cable&Wireless
Worldwide's network is uniquely designed with inbuilt resilience.

With more than 6,000 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is
committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long term
partnerships with its customers

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About Aviva Europe

Aviva Europe is a leading insurer in Europe providing life,
general and health insurance products to more than 18 million customers.
Customers are served through a diverse set of distribution channels,
including banks, brokers, agents, direct sales force, telephone and the
internet. Our ability to operate across distribution channels enables us to
meet different customer preferences and respond to market developments.

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