Cable&Wireless Worldwide Signs Deed Of Undertakings With Government, Paving the Way for the Public Sector Network

By Cablewireless Worldwide, PRNE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

LONDON, April 7, 2011 - Cable&Wireless Worldwide today announced that it has signed a Deed of
Undertakings (DoU) with the Government that reflects its ongoing commitment
to providing mission critical communication services to the UK Public Sector.
It also enables C&W Worldwide to access opportunities within the new Public
Sector Network (PSN) framework that is currently being formed.

Having signed this agreement, C&W Worldwide is well positioned to deliver
a fundamental part of the core infrastructure, the Government Conveyance
Network (GCN), upon which the PSN will depend. This is the vital interconnect
between different network service providers that ultimately enables the PSN
to deliver the effect of a single network.

C&W Worldwide is a founding member of the PSN and has provided
significant support in helping the Cabinet Office drive forward its agenda.
C&W Worldwide plans to start deploying the GCN by early summer in a project
that connects the Government Connect Secure Extranet to the existing PSN
networks in Kent and Hampshire.

Brian Woodford, Managing Director for Public Sector and Partners at C&W
Worldwide, comments; "The Public Sector Network has the potential to change
the way Government engages with the telecoms industry, which in turn has the
ability to deliver significant outcomes in terms of savings in telecoms and
IT spend. It also provides new ways of accessing technology required to make
the operation of Government more efficient and effective. We are fully
behind this agenda and believe that in signing this Deed of Undertakings we
are demonstrating our intent and commitment to the Public Sector and to
driving these outcomes."


About Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Cable&Wireless Worldwide 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 Pacific, 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

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 more than 850 unbundled exchanges covering
55% of the population.

Internationally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide's global next-generation
network (NGN) stretches to more than 500,000km, including interests in 69
global cable systems, enabling connectivity to 153 countries. The Group's
IP-based Multi-Service Platform operates across the 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 6,200 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is
committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long term
partnerships with its customers.

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